In the wake of layoffs at the International Falls Boise paper mill, Gov. Mark Dayton heads to the town Wednesday to meet with business leaders and residents.
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"I want to find out what the sense is of the people closest to the situation, people who work at the plant and government officials, how they view this change," Dayton said. "Any time you have the major employer, and really the focal point of the community for so many years, being sold to another company, there is a lot of uncertainty and understandable anxiety."
Dayton said he called PCA chief executive officer Mark Kowlzan a few weeks ago to talk about the remaining 580 jobs at the mill in International Falls. "He was very reassuring," the governor said. "I came away very hopeful that they are going to pay off some of the debt but then invest in the plant and give it a good future."
Bob Anderson, mayor of International Falls joins The Daily Circuit to discuss what he hopes to impart on the governor during his visit.