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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Poultry Workers Protest Workplace Conditions at GNP Company [VIDEO]

A worker protest was held outside the GNP Company headquarters in St. Cloud this (Thursday) morning. Around 50 people gathered to support poultry workers who voiced their concerns over workplace safety, line speed, bathroom breaks and religious discrimination.

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Cold Spring City Hall. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Cold Spring City Hall. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Cold Spring Considering Housing Project on Tax-Forfeited Land

A proposed $7 million townhome project on tax-forfeited land in Cold Spring is under consideration by the city council.

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GNP Plant Coordinator Pam Brenny, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
GNP Plant Coordinator Pam Brenny, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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GNP Company Expanding, Struggling For Workers [VIDEO]

A high demand for chicken has spurred an expansion project at GNP Company in Cold Spring. The first of two $35-$40 million expansion phases is underway right now.

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Photo by WJON.com's Isaac Schweer
Photo by WJON.com's Isaac Schweer
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St. Cloud City Council Approves PUD Change To Allow Temporary Workers at Former Convent

After a lengthy discussion, the St. Cloud City council has approved a plan to turn a former convent into temporary worker housing for GNP Company. The council voted 4-3 to amend the PUD for the property at 40 25th Avenue North, which belongs to the St. Anthony Church.

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Photo by WJON.com's Isaac Schweer
Photo by WJON.com's Isaac Schweer
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GNP Company Wants To Use Former Convent For Temporary Worker Program

The GNP Company - formerly Gold'N Plump - is struggling to find workers to fill all their job openings. So, they've come up with a plan to bring in workers from other countries. GNP wants to use a former convent at St. Anthony Church in St. Cloud to house 26 temporary seasonal workers.

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St. Cloud Fireworks, GNP Company Team-Up For Donations

This year if you make a monetary donation to the St. Cloud 4th of July Fireworks, you'll also be helping a local food shelf. Organizers have just announced a donation match with GNP Company.

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Mike Helgeson, Photo courtesy of GNP Company
Mike Helgeson, Photo courtesy of GNP Company
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Longtime CEO Of GNP Company Announces His Retirement

The longtime Chief Executive Officer of GNP Company is stepping down. Michael Helgeson says his retirement date is November 3rd. Helgeson started working part-time at the company when he was 21-years-old.

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USDA Overhauls 50 Year-Old Poultry Inspections [AUDIO]

Changes are coming for the way poultry is inspected at processing plants. The Obama administration announced the final rules yesterday (Thursday), aimed at cutting down on the number of foodborne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey.

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Gold'N Plump, Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svekjovsky
Gold'N Plump, Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svekjovsky
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UPDATE: Illinois Pork Producer Buying St. Cloud-Based Gold’N Plump [AUDIO]

GNP Company in St. Cloud has announced today (Friday) they have sold the company to The Maschoffs LLC in Carlyle Illinois. GNP Company and The Maschoff's pork production business will operate as separate business units.

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