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Lay-offs mount throughout area

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Hundreds are jobless in Central Minnesota, and local Workforce Centers are at the front lines in dealing with the fallout.

It's almost impossible to calculate the number of workers who have been laid off, but along and near the Highway 10 corridor, it has been substantial.

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"We're going to be busy," said Darla Hoemberg, a team leader at the Wadena Workforce Center. "There are a lot of lay-offs; companies are downsizing, and they are working very lean."

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