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Sat April 16, 2011
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Hundreds Of Jobs Depend On Local Paper Mills' Fate

Factory output in the U.S. has gone up for the ninth straight month, but in many rural, one-industry towns, financial hardship continues. In the Northern Maine community of Millinocket, local leaders are racing the clock to reopen two paper mills before they shut down for good, are disassembled and sold for scrap. Hundreds of jobs and the already-fragile economies of two communities are at risk.