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Published May 18, 2010, 01:03 PM

PRACS cuts 23 jobs in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Carolina drug-research firm that said earlier it was closing its facility in East Grand Forks, Minn., also is making cuts in North Dakota's largest city.

Cetero Research spokeswoman April Johnson says closure of a laboratory at PRACS Institute in Fargo has resulted in the elimination of 23 jobs.

Twenty-one employees worked their last day Friday and two others are relocating to a Cetero lab in Houston. PRACS was founded in Fargo in 1983. Cetero Research bought it in 2007. Johnson says the 600-bed Fargo PRACS site continues to be the largest facility in the Cetero organization.

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