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Gov. Scott Walker is shown taking questions from an audience assembled in an airplane hangar early Monday at the Osceola Airport. Pictured directly in front of Walker is Paul Mayer, a volunteer who spearheads economic development efforts for the greater New Richmond area. (Photo provided by St. Croix County EDC)

Stealth visit by Walker, cabinet members targeted Minnesota businesses

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At an unannounced event, apparently aimed at wooing Minnesota firms without causing a border war, Gov. Scott Walker and several cabinet members swooped into Osceola early Monday and extolled the benefits of doing business in Wisconsin.


The by-invitation-only breakfast hosted by Custom Fire Apparatus owner Jim Kirvida inside his aircraft hangar, drew about 175 people, according to a press release issued by Bill Rubin, executive director of the St. Croix Economic Development Corp.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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