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FNS Photo by Eric Hylden Brandon Peterson practices a vertical weld using a stick welder during a recent lab in Brian Suckow’s welding course at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minn.

North Dakota sports young skilled labor force

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GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s skilled labor workforce is among the youngest in the country.

The portion of skilled laborers — electricians, welders, machinists — approaching retirement age in North Dakota is well below the national average, according to data compiled by an international labor market analysis firm.

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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at 
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