Gov. Dayton to meet with Georgia-Pacific employees, leaders

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will be in Duluth Friday morning to meet with officials of the Georgia-Pacific Co., though it’s unclear what role the visit will have in the future of the company’s plant that’s slated to close at month’s end, the Duluth News Tribune reports.
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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will be in Duluth Friday morning to meet with officials of the Georgia-Pacific Co., though it’s unclear what role the visit will have in the future of the company’s plant that’s slated to close at month’s end, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

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