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Newspaper lays off 52 employees


Waterloo (KWWL) - A local paper closes an entire department, laying off 52 workers.

On Monday, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier laid off their production department - 18 full time, and 34 part time workers.

They will no longer print in Waterloo. Instead they will print at Color Web Printers, part of Gazette Communications in Cedar Rapids.

"Rather than risk the future in printing, we know this is an option for us today to go to a state of the art facility, 50 miles away, and really produce a quality paper," said Dave Braton, Publisher.

Printing in Cedar Rapids is nothing new for The Courier, they started printing in the Corridor during the floods.

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