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Kee-Tac to fire up!

Some laid-off Keewatin Taconite workers will begin getting letters this week calling them back to work.

Steelworkers Union 2660 president Jack Thronson said he received a call this afternoon from U.S. Steel saying production will start in the near future. U.S. Steel idled KeeTac in December, leaving about 400 people out of work.

Thronson said maintenance workers and management will be brought back first. While maintenance workers do repairs, management will decide which jobs need to be started immediately.

Thronson said he was not given a timetable for restarting the plant, but he said all 325 union members will be brought back eventually.

From the DNT.