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Winthrop Opportunities members hear from area businesses

Nine different individuals gave short presentations on the different businesses that they are involved with in Winthrop during the organizations annual meeting January 26th. Aron Hacker, GFW SRO and Assistant City Police Chief, told how she is paid 75 percent by GFW and 25% from the Cities of Gibbon and Winthrop. She explained her roles in the different settings. Gary Anderson, Heartland Corn Products manager, said that 135 trucks each weekday deliver to the plant and that they have 900 members in the cooperative. He commented that Heartland Corn Products has been very successful partly because of the groundwork that Ben Brown used to organize the operation. Brian Pringle, WinField United manager, said that they cover a territory up to 150 miles North and 135 miles west and are a division of Land-O-Lakes. They have nine full-time employees and six part-time seasonal employees with five of the employees living in Winthrop.

For the entire story, check out the February 2 issue of the Winthrop News.

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