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Duluth newspaper lays off 8 from the newsroom

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- The Duluth News Tribune has gone through its second round of layoffs in a year, this time letting go of eight people from the newsroom.

Executive Editor Rob Karwath says the job cuts were done purely for economic reasons. The newspaper cut about 12 employees in March.

The newspaper let go two full-time employees, four part-timers and two managers -- including Managing Editor Andrea Novel Buck, who has been with the paper for 19 years.

The paper also says it will cease publication of Saturday's Home & Garden and Wednesday's Taste sections and will reorganize its staff.

Karwath says he tried to limit cuts from the news gathering team in order to continue providing strong local content.

The News Tribune publishes seven days a week, with daily circulation of about 40,600. It's owned by Forum Communications Co. of Fargo, N.D.

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