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BNSF cuts jobs in Willmar rail yard

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WILLMAR - Fifteen to 17 jobs in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe switching yard in Willmar are being eliminated as part of an overall reduction in BNSF's switching operations.

Employees were notified this week that they are being furloughed.

BNSF hopes to eventually call them back to work, said Steve Forsberg, general director of public affairs for Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

"We just don't know when that's going to be," he said.

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