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Lumber plant in Deerwood closes, housing market to blame

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DEERWOOD, Minn. (AP) -- A plant that produces engineered strand lumber used for houses will close indefinitely, and officials here are blaming a slow housing market for the move.

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The Weyerhaeuser Co. plant in Deerwood, located about 20 miles northwest of Brainerd, employs 158 people. They were notified about the closing Thursday.

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