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The Legislature exempt it from more rigorous environmental review. That less stringent environmental assessment worksheet has been the subject of criticism.
Thanks to COVID — the "gift" that keeps on giving — you may have to brave your Great Aunt Violet's hideous holiday gifts this year with nogless eggs and "nulled" cider. Then again, maybe not. Some local retailers say all consumers need is a little patience.
Giving customers “revolutionary solutions” to help them “feed the world” was the driving force that engineers at Nova-Tech Engineering in Willmar used to develop an all-in-one piece of equipment that performs multiple tasks to prepare fresh shrimp for market.
A unique working relationship between a former dairy farmer from Blomkest, two former poultry farmers from Danube and a high-tech engineering company in Willmar could produce the first commercial-scale saltwater shrimp to be born, raised and processed in Minnesota.

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As COVID throttled traditional travel, the market for private airplanes surged, driven by customers who likely wanted to avoid the hassle and danger of a mid-pandemic airport.
Jobs and operations to move to Missouri and China.
Huber Engineered Woods has announced plans to build a $440 million OSB plant in Cohasset, just west of Grand Rapids.
More than 150 jobs are expected at the plant in Cohasset, Minn.
With hundreds of claims filed against the company since 1986, family members of former Conwed employees share how they witnessed their loved ones die after being exposed to asbestos at the Cloquet factory.
H&S Manufacturing is a vibrant, agricultural related manufacturing company that sprang from an innovative potato and sugarbeet farm in northwest Minnesota.

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For over a decade, workers at the Conwed factory in Cloquet, Minn., claim they unknowingly risked their health, causing some to develop lung abnormalities, while others lost their lives. Conwed, formerly known as the Wood Conversion Co., used asbestos in the production of its Lo-Tone mineral board and ceiling tile products, potentially exposing about 6,000 workers to the hazardous ingredient.
Toro has distributed about 6,700 units of this model.
Hormel Foods' $3 billion acquisition of the Planters peanuts, Cheez Balls and Corn Nuts brands means it can now dominate the snack table at any party with meat trays, Chi-Chi’s chips and salsas, Hormel Chili, and Hormel Pepperoni on pizza.

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