Empire Mine Shutdown Continues

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GLR News Update

GLR News Update

Palmer, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Empire Mine in Palmer has ceased operations and over 300 salaried and hourly workers will be laid off later this month.

Reports say the mine has gone into an indefinite idle state and a list of workers who will be laid off has been posted by Cliffs Natural Resources.

The list shows a majority of those workers affected were hired between 2007 and 2011.

Cliffs says the closure of the Empire mine has been planned for some time and operations now will shift into moving assets to the adjacent Tilden Mine and securing property and facilities at the Empire.

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