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Published January 07, 2013, 09:10 AM

Group looks at building new slaughter plant in ND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — An economic development group wants to open a custom slaughter plant in northeastern North Dakota.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — An economic development group wants to open a custom slaughter plant in northeastern North Dakota.

Officials with the Red River Regional Council say the plant would provide a market for locally raised cattle and hogs, as well as deer and other wild game.

Plans are to process 10 to 15 animals per week and employ five people.

Officials are looking in Pembina or Walsh counties for a possible site.

Jerry Sauter, spokesman for the state Agriculture Department, tells the Grand Forks Herald there's a need for more slaughter plants throughout North Dakota.

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