Colo. Chicken Company To Buy Out St. Cloud GNP Co.The Midwest's largest chicken producer is being acquired by a rival company for $350 million. Pilgrim's Pride Corp., of Greeley, Colorado, says it plans to pay cash for GNP Co., the producer of Gold'n Plump and Just Bare chicken, which is based in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Ill. Pork Producer Buys Minn. Chicken Company An Illinois pork processor announced plans Friday to buy Minnesota meat packer GNP Company, which sells chicken under the Gold'n Plump, Just BARE and Sunny Roost brands. The family owned companies issued a joint statement that did not disclose terms of the deal.
Minn. Man Accused Of Transporting Illegal WorkersA 46-year-old St. Peter man faces federal charges of transporting and harboring illegal immigrants, and an affidavit unsealed this week alleges he provided some workers to larger companies in Minnesota.