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Minnesota Chicken Processor GNP Co. CEO to Retire

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After almost a lifetime in the chicken business and 21 years as a CEO, Mike Helgeson is retiring from the company that produces Gold'n Plump chicken.
Helgeson is stepping down from St. Cloud-based GNP Co. effective Nov. 3. Executive Vice President Steve Jurek, who's been with the organization 37 years, will take over as president.

Outreach Helps Minnesota State Park Visits Grow

Despite a record wettest June that kept Minnesotans hunkered down at home, state figures show that more people than ever are getting outdoors to take advantage of Minnesota's state parks.

Daikin Applied Manufacturing Plant in Owatonna Expands

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Owatonna welcomed a new business Friday.

Crews broke ground for the expansion of the Daikin Applied Manufacturing plant. The $9 million factory will make heating and air conditioning systems for the commercial sector.

AAR Jobs Secure in Duluth

AAR Aircraft Services has signed an extended contract with Air Canada, its primary customer, meaning hundreds of jobs will stay in Duluth for the foreseeable future.

Parts of Verso Paper Mill to Become Art in Sartell

The Verso paper mill was a key part of Sartell before it was put out of commission by a 2012 fire. And now, a local artist and Sartell High School teacher have found a way to keep pieces of it in the community.
The pair is leading a project that will repurpose pieces of building into sculptures - which will also serve as bike racks around town.

ALDI Holds Hiring Events to Fill Positions in 8 Minn. Cities

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Looking for a new job? Low-price grocery store ALDI is hosting hiring events Thursday for more than two dozen positions.

NuStar Energy's Minn. Terminals Receive Top Workplace Safety Honor

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NuStar Energy’s three Minnesota terminals are being honored Thursday for their commitment to workplace safety.