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Cliffs Cutting Iron Production, Affecting 625 Jobs

About 625 people will be laid off when Cliffs Natural Resources idles a Michigan mine and cuts production at a Minnesota operation due to declining demand for iron ore, the company announced Monday.

11/19/2012

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Minn., Mich. Miners Await Word On Contract Talks

Five taconite mines on Minnesota’s Iron Range and two in Michigan could shut down at midnight Friday if the plants’ owners and the United Steelworkers union don’t agree on new contracts.

08/30/2012

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