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Barrel O’ Fun employees package a line of Larry the Cable Guy potato chips at the Perham factory. J. Shane Mercer/Forum News Service

Business and family mix at KLN

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For Kenny and Charlie Nelson, working side by side to grow their business isn’t just a metaphor.

This father-and-son team head up the Perham-based snack and pet food company KLN Family Brands, out of the same office. Their desks sit next to each other.


“We hear many stories about some of the challenges that families can have in business,” said Charlie, 42, vice president of sales and marketing for KLN.

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