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Olson proposes wood-product companies that permanently close plants would be required to maintain the site for two years

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota should protect jobs in the wood-products industry by preserving closed plants, a senator said.

Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji, proposes that a wood-product company that permanently closes a Minnesota facility be required to maintain the site for two years. That would make it possible for another company to buy and use the facility, she said.


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