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NewPage mill closures affect Wisconsin economies


NIAGARA (WAOW)--Come the end of February, close to 360 people in the Whiting area will be out of work. That's when the community's largest employer, NewPage Paper, plans to shut it's doors.

It's not the first or even second time NewPage has closed down a paper mill in Wisconsin.

Over the next 2 nights Heather Sawaski will take a look back at the devastating effects the mill shutdown had more than 2 years ago on the small northern community of Niagara. She will also look ahead to Whiting. What did leaders learn from the past? And what is their hope for the future?

The first part in the series is tonight on Newsline at 10.

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