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Published March 14, 2010, 10:15 AM

Economy could get a boost by re-opening mill

Northwood, ND (WDAY TV) - A Northwood business is trying to reopen, but the process of opening the Northwood Mills plant is not going smoothly so far.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The North Dakota's Public Service Commission is considering issuing the plant a new grain warehouse license. The plant left more than 800-thousand dollars in unpaid bills. But Northwood's mayor says this plant would spark economic growth as well as bring new people to the community.

"I think when they closed they were close to having 20 people employed and naturally those people spend money in town and they buy fuel and groceries and parts service, so it would mean a lot to our community."

The commission is asking for a budget outline to prevent any future money problems.