Obama’s America: Cliffs Cutting Iron Production to lay off 625 workers in Minnesota

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imagesAh yes, deep blue Minnesota. A state that has voted Democrat for president for the last forty years. Now, Cliffs Cutting Iron Production is going to lay off 625 w workers in the Al Franken state.

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.

Two of the four production lines at Northshore Mining’s taconite plant in Silver Bay will shut down effective Jan. 5, resulting in 125 layoffs, said Cliffs’ Minnesota spokeswoman Sandy Karnowski. It has not been determined how those layoffs will be distributed between the plant and Northshore’s mine in Babbitt, she said.