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Eric Fisher of AGCO, left, and Tom Wosepka of Douglas Machine talk to other Minnesota manufacturers Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, about how they deal with finding workers. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Minn. manufacturers face hiring woes

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – 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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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.