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Workers at Stearns County tank trailer company back on job after ending strike

About 360 employees at Polar Tank Trailer in Opole, Minnesota, are going back to work after ratifying a new five-year labor contract. A $5 million expansion is in the works at the plant.
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About 360 employees at Polar Tank Trailer in Opole, Minnesota, are going back to work after ratifying a new five-year labor contract. A $5 million expansion is in the works at the plant.

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