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Marie Nitke/FOCUS About half of the total 60 overseas workers KLN has hired arrived in Wadena last Monday. The workers will work the second and third shifts at Barrel O’ Fun in Perham through the end of this year. This type of work exchange program is new to all involved. It’s expected to help relieve a worker shortage at Barrel O’ Fun, and provides an opportunity for foreign workers to travel to the U.S., get to know people from other cultures, and earn money for themselves and their families back home.

KLN overseas workers are arriving

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KLN Family Brands’ workers from abroad began punching the clock last week.

A group of 33 temporary foreign workers arrived in the United States last Monday. Two days later, they were welcomed by their Perham-based employer and others in an informal outdoor ceremony in Wadena, where they’ll be residing while they’re here.


Another 27 workers are expected to arrive by the end of July.

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