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Barriers high for young would-be loggers

7:46 PM, Mar. 9, 2013
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A large area of northern Wisconsin is called "The North Woods" for obvious reasons. The timber and logging industry is historic and credited with spurring the development of many cities and communities, including Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls and Menomonie.

The industry is still very much alive, but at least one area wood products company is concerned about aging crews that do the harvesting.

"It is a concern, in part because we see that trend occurring and we're not sure when it might end," said Jeff Koxlien, vice president of Koxlien Brothers Wood Products in Strum. "We're not exactly sure ...

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