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Published July 18, 2012, 08:50 AM

Plans filed for 2nd Walmart store in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — An engineering company that's working with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has filed plans to open another Walmart Supercenter store in west Grand Forks.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — An engineering company that's working with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has filed plans to open another Walmart Supercenter store in west Grand Forks.

City planner Ryan Brooks says the city's zoning commission will consider the request in August.

Wal-Mart wants to build an 181,000-square-foot store on a 19 acre site at Gateway and North 58th Street in Grand Forks.

Chamber of Commerce President Barry Wilfarht tells the Grand Forks Herald the area doesn't have many retail stores.

He says: "Hopefully, this will push some business to the north end (of Grand Forks). It helps balance the city's development."

He says another big-box store will attract Canadians. Canadian shoppers recently became able to buy more goods on North Dakota shopping trips without having to pay tax when they come home.

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