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Published February 26, 2010, 10:56 AM

ND Supreme Court upholds feedlot decision

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court says the Morton County Commission can allow a large cattle feedlot northwest of Mandan.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court says the Morton County Commission can allow a large cattle feedlot northwest of Mandan.

The commission’s decision had been challenged by a couple who said the feedlot would be too close to a spot where they had earlier obtained a permit to build a house. Morton County zoning rules ban new feedlots within a mile of an existing residence.

South Central District Judge Bruce Haskell upheld the county commissioners’ decision on the feedlot in December. The Supreme Court backed Haskell, saying no residence existed or was under construction when Fred Berger was issued the permit for the feedlot.

Berger must meet several conditions before he can build the feedlot.

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