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Grafton project gets state funds

A study on the uses of excess capacity of a state-owned power plant in Grafton, N.D., has been given a $28,400 grant from the state Agricultural Products Utilization Commission.

It’s part of a grants package totaling $284,700 given to organizations statewide.

The Grafton study will be directed by the Red River Regional Council.

The power plant is located at the Life Skills and Transition Center, which serves fewer people than it did at its peak. That means plant can easily produce more power. Economic development experts say it could be used in the adjacent industrial park and one developer has proposed greenhouses there.