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CASSELTON

Tharaldson Ethanol doesn't want a new soybean crushing facility in Casselton competing with them for crops, but they've said they'd be happy to drop their opposition in exchange for a $40 million payment and, no, I'm not making this up.
The plant would use treated wastewater from Fargo's plant, similar to an agreement with Casselton's Tharaldson ethanol plant.
Rep. Jared Hagrit, a Republican from District 20, a soybean grower himself and a past chairman of the United States Soybean Board, joined this episode of Plain Talk to talk about the Casselton project and why it's important.
If we want reliable supply lines, and if we want to diminish the power of cruel regimes like China's, we have to allow industrial endeavor here in the United States.

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The planned project is the second in the works for North Dakota. ADM announced plans to invest $350 million in the purchase of the former Cargill Malt plant at Spiritwood, North Dakota, demolish most of that facility and construct a new soybean crushing plant. ADM has said it hopes to have the facility running by harvest 2023.
Tharaldson Ethanol planning new feed plant, to seek property tax break
Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner identified 58-year-old Randell Ray Burton as the man who was killed Monday at 15568 37th St. SE. Edwin Charles Kester Jr., 54, was at the apartment because a woman, who feared Burton would come after her, wanted to sleep safely.
As of Monday afternoon, there wasn’t enough evidence to arrest the man who fired the gun, Sheriff Jesse Jahner said. The man who fired reported the shooting.
Officials haven't released the name of the company building the plant, but say it could create 60 new jobs with an average pay of $32 per hour.
"This defendant planned and attempted a serious attack on critical infrastructure and human life and then he obstructed the federal investigation," U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley said.

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As a result of the crash, 22 of the 46 cattle on board were killed or euthanized.
MINOT, N.D. — On the evening of Friday, May 8, a 23-year-old man named William Scott Dittmer Jr., a resident of Casselton in rural Cass County, was arrested for fatally shooting a 50-year-old neighbor.
FARGO — A man arrested after a fatal shooting over the weekend in Casselton, N.D., will not face criminal charges, with evidence backing statements that he acted in self-defense, Cass County authorities said during a news conference Tuesday, May 12.

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