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Brainerd’s Wausau Paper plant, scheduled to shut down next month, was the focus of meetings Friday that drew lawmakers, community leaders, plant employees and managers.


Discussions at Brainerd City Hall dealt with finding a buyer for the plant as well as publicizing assistance programs that are available to displaced workers.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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