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Chad Daniels smiles as he sees his son Isaac, 7, take over the goalie position during a soccer game at Vic Power Park in Hibbing on Wednesday. Daniels, who was recently laid off at Minntac, watched the game with his wife, Stephanie (left), and their two other children. Next to Daniels, their daughter Ashley, 10, shields herself from the rain with a blanket. (Amanda Hansmeyer/Duluth News Tribune)

Minntac layoffs: No volunteers accepted

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HIBBING - Chad Daniels, 33, lost his job of four years as an electrical maintenance technician at Minntac on March 13, and he doesn't know when or whether he'll be able to return.


Come September, his health insurance benefits will lapse unless Minntac recalls him, and Daniels of Hibbing said he'll have little choice but to find another job to support his wife and three children, ages 7, 10 and 14.

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