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The exterior of Jennie-O Turkey Store building is seen Monday in southwest Willmar. Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar, said Monday that a bill that would ban state departments and agencies from purchasing products from Jennie-O or its subsidiaries until all past and present "alleged unfair labor practices" cease is not likely to be heard by state legislators. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Bill to ban state purchases from Jennie-O won't go far; Juhnke says bill concerns him little, it will not be heard

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WILLMAR -- A bill that would prohibit the state from buying any product made by Jennie-O Turkey Store isn't expected to go far this legislative session.

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"It will not be heard and it will not be considered," according to Rep. Al Juhnke, DFL-Willmar.

"It's meaningless at this point. I'm not concerned," Juhnke said.

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