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Korean official seeks Minnesota deals to make

When South Korea’s top import promoter arrived in the Twin Cities on Saturday, the first thing he did was head to a Lunds & Byerlys for some apple cider made from Minnesota-grown SweeTango apples.

“That’s something we’ve got to have. It’s very delicious,” said Shinn Tae-yong, chairman of the Korea Importers Association. “We want to know more about products of Minnesota.”

Shinn flew to Minnesota at the behest of the director of the state’s Korea trade office, Imm Han-kyong. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development last year hired Imm, who goes by Hank, to promote goods produced by the state’s companies and farmers in South Korea.


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