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Brainerd mill to end production of print paper, lays off 55 workers

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Wausau Paper has announced that it is ending production of print paper at its mill in Brainerd, resulting in layoff of 48 hourly and seven salaried employees, KSTP-TV reported.

The plant, which is owned by Wausau Paper in Mosinee, Wis., currently employs 137 hourly workers and 34 salaried staff members. The layoff notices were issued Thursday.

Wausau is sending in human resources officials next week to examine programs to help displaced workers, the Brainerd Dispatch reported Saturday.

The paper said the majority of the hourly workers affected will be laid off by Dec. 31, while some of the salaried people affected will stay on through July.

The Dispatch said the history of making paper in the Brainerd mill dates back more than 100 years.

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