Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Dayton heads to International Falls Wednesday

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton heads to International Falls to try to calm anxiety over the sale of Boise to Packaging Corp. of America and recent layoffs.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Dayton says he called PCA CEO Mark Kowlzan recently to talk about the remaining 580 jobs at the plant and says he's hopeful PCA will pay down some debt, then invest in the future of the plant.

The Boise plant laid off 265 workers earlier this month in the Canadian border community of 6,400. The pending sale to PCA has added more uncertainty to the situation.

Minnesota Public Radio News says local politicians, residents and business leaders have been trying to figure out how to diversify the local economy. Dayton acknowledges that it will be difficult to diversify an economy in a town that's anchored by one large employer.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 

Advertisement
Bemidji Pioneer (218) 333-9819 customer support
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness