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Miners back to work

Minntac resumes third line; work force near capacity in northern Minnesota iron mine

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Nearly a thousand Minntac workers are on the job this week after the restart of a third production line last weekend.

Union leaders say they were told last month that two additional lines would be started in September, but until recently had no idea when exactly that would be and how many workers would be going back.

That uncertainty ended this weekend when a third production line was added, bringing back the majority of remaining laid off workers.

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