Boise Cascade is laying off 265 workers, about a third of its workforce, at its paper mill in International Falls, Minnesota. Boise will close two lines to focus on more successful products before the end of the year, according to this story at WDIO.
International Falls is a paper town and this will have a huge impact up there on the border. Casual conversation around the region yields a lot of nervousness about all the various paper producers in the area. Paper demand is falling and this sends reverberations down through the companies all the way to the loggers in the forest.