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Labor group to host community forum Monday in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR - The Western Minnesota/Red River Valley Area Labor Council AFL-CIO will host a community forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at AFSCME Council 5, 1305 First St. S., in Willmar.

Josh Wise, executive director of the Minnesota Fair Trade Coalition, will be keynote speaker. He will discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an international trade pact being negotiated by the U.S. government and 10 other countries.

According to the labor council, the pact would be the largest free trade agreement in U.S. history, covering approximately 40 percent of the global economy. Participants in the forum will hear how this trade pact will affect them and their community.

For more information, call Dale Moerke, field staff, West Area Labor Council/Red River Valley AFL-CIO, at 507-220-1980 or email

David Little
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