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Walsh County officials hope to use excess power from an underused power plant at the Life Skills and Transition Center to energize a proposed, privately developed hydroponic greenhouse in Grafton. From left, Julie Campbell of the Walsh County Job Development Authority; Dawn Keeley, executive director of the Red River Regional Council; and Sen. Tom Campbell discuss the plan. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service

Grafton mulls a 5-acre greenhouse

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GRAFTON, N.D. – Economic development officials in Grafton are looking for ways to get more use out of an underused power plant, with some saying it could power a five-acre hydroponic greenhouse.


David Holand, a Fargo developer who has developed and owned large-scale citrus and other agricultural operations around the nation, says he’s interested.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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