Mayor Brandon Bochenski joins me and we talk a new soybean crushing plant that's chosen Grand Forks as it's home! A woman from Meridian Idaho was forced to leave her tiny home a city-code-enforcment officer showed up.
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A company looking to build a $400 million dollar soybean crushing plant has selected Grand Forks as the location for the facility.
Epitome Energy says the plant will be able to process 42 million bushels of soybeans per year into soybean oil…meal…and hulls. The company has executed a letter of intent on a greenfield location just north of Grand Forks that is in close proximity to rail and freeways.
Crookston (MN) had been on a short list of sites for the project but company CEO Dennis Egan says after a year-and-a-half wait for Minnesota to complete a review of permit applications the decision was made to explore the Grand Forks location. Egan says he has already discussed the plans with North Dakota Commerce and Bank of North Dakota officials.
A woman who bought a tiny home is taking legal action against her city, which threatened to fine her $1,000 a day if she continued living in it, because the action left her unhoused.
Chasidy Decker of Meridian, Idaho, couldn't afford to buy a house, so she opted for the 252-square-foot tiny home and arranged to put it on Robert Calacal's property for $600 a month, according to the lawsuit.
A neighbor called the Meridian Police Department when the tiny home arrived on the property and asked whether living in it would be legal.
In May, a day after Decker moved in, a Meridian city-code-enforcement officer threatened both Decker and Calacal with criminal prosecution and fines of $1,000 a day unless she moved out
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