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Nokia to lay off 50 of 300 workers at Fargo plant

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Officials with the Nokia technology company plan to lay off 50 of their 300 employees at its Fargo plant.

The plant is the base for a division that creates maps and detailed three-dimensional renderings used on smartphones and vehicle navigation devices. The division is branded as "Here."

The Finland-based company was part of California-based Navteq when the plant first opened in Fargo. Nokia bought Navteq for more than $8 billion in 2007.

Nokia officials say the needed to streamline operations in Fargo.