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Union officials say all but 35 laid-off employees are back to work, and a fourth line might resume this week.

Minntac resumes third line; work force near capacity

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MOUNTAIN IRON -- 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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