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Eric Fisher of AGCO, left, addresses an audience Wednesday in Bloomington on the issues the state’s manufacturers are having as they seek skilled workers. Also pictured is Tom Wosepka of Douglas Machine. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis

Minnesota manufacturers facing hiring and government woes

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BLOOMINGTON — Minnesota manufacturers say they are doing well, but face twin roadblocks of finding qualified workers and dealing with government-caused uncertainties.

“As much as we have tremendous pride in Minnesota ... we cannot be complacent,” said Scott Peterson, Schwan Food Co. executive vice president, telling 175 manufacturing officials they can take actions to help solve at least one of the issues: hiring workers.

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