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Published March 10, 2012, 09:31 AM

Group Looks to Redevelop Anti-Missile Site

NEKOMA, N.D. (AP) — A group working to redevelop the mothballed anti-ballistic missile site at Nekoma has applied for a $600,000 federal grant to acquire the property.

NEKOMA, N.D. (AP) — A group working to redevelop the mothballed anti-ballistic missile site at Nekoma has applied for a $600,000 federal grant to acquire the property.

Cavalier County Job Development Authority executive director Carol Goodman tells the Grand Forks Herald (http://bit.ly/xdOQDE) that the federal Economic Development Administration grant would match a $600,000 appropriation from the state Legislature.

The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex was closed almost as soon as it opened in the 1970s. It's located about 100 miles northwest of Grand Forks and 15 miles southeast of Langdon.

The authority hopes to convert it into a facility featuring an unmanned aircraft system research and development park, an education and training center and a historical interpretive center.

The U.S. General Services Administration last month said the authority could begin negotiations for acquisition.

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Information from: Grand Forks Herald, http://www.grandforksherald.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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