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Casselton City Council votes for soybean processing plant

People are split on the decision and want the plant built outside city limits

CASSELTON, N.D. (KVRR)-  The Casselton City Council passed the vote to allow the soybean plant to be built. According to reps from the North Dakota Soybean Processors, the 400 million dollar project expects to bring jobs, profits and a new legacy to the city. Residents were given 20 minutes to address concerns. Some familiar ones came up like potential traffic…

Casselton couple readies for possible legal fight against proposed soybean plant

Site of proposed soybean plant in Casselton.CASSELTON, N.D. (KVRR-KFGO) – A Casselton couple has hired a lawyer to highlight their concerns with a proposed soybean crushing plant west of Casselton. Greg and Susan Kempel are raising a number of concerns.  Soybean processors associations in Minnesota and North Dakota are behind the project, along with Louisiana-based CGB Enterprises. Attorney Josh Swanson of…

Concerns over potential soybean plant are addressed in Casselton

Representatives working with North Dakota Soybean Processors welcome Casselton city leaders and the public to listen to questions about a new plant.

CASSELTON, N.D. (KVRR) – Representatives working with North Dakota Soybean Processors welcome Casselton city leaders and the public to listen to questions about a new plant. This was an opportunity for North Dakota Soybean Processors to breakdown what the plant could mean and address concerns the citizens have about potential disruptions. “Most people here have never seen a soybean processing…

Jamestown Man Arrested For Road Rage Incident Near Casselton

WHEATLAND, N.D. (KVRR) — A Jamestown man is arrested after a road rage incident on eastbound I-94 near Casselton. Cass County sheriff’s responded after 4 p.m. Sunday to a report of a vehicle ramming a vehicle in front of it several times. Highway patrol troopers pulled over Joshua Buchanan near Wheatland and arrested him for reckless endangerment, driving under the…

Proposed Casselton soybean crushing plant on hold

FARGO (KVRR-KFGO) – Cass County commissioners decided to delay a vote about whether to approve a 15-year tax break for a proposed soybean processing plant just west of Casselton after complaints from local residents during a public hearing. Prior to the hearing, Joe Raso, of the Greater Fargo-Moorhead EDC, outlined a long list of positive economic impacts the project would…

Casselton Could Lose It’s Only Grocery Store Soon

CASSELTON, N.D. (KVRR/KFGO) — It’s likely Casselton, North Dakota will lose its only grocery store. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a required conditional use permit that allows the sale of the Wangler Foods building on Front Street. The buyer plans to move a computer, internet and IT sales business into the building. Whether the sale of the…

No charges in deadly shooting in Casselton

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – The Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office has decided not to file criminal charges against a man who shot and killed a man in Casselton late last month.Prosecutors decided they could not prove 54-year-old Edwin Kester, Jr. intended to kill 58-year-old Randell Burton in an apartment connected to Club 94, a bar and restaurant on October 18….

Man shot dead in Casselton broke into woman’s home

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The man killed in an early morning shooting in Casselton on Monday had broken into a woman’s apartment and violated a restraining order, according to Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Jesse Jahner says 54-year-old Edwin Kester Jr. shot 58-year-old Randell Burton after Burton forced himself into an apartment on 37th Street Southeast at around 2 a.m….

Suspect in deadly shooting in Casselton released

A Violent Morning Leaves One Man Dead & Another Free From Custody

CASSELTON, N.D. (KVRR) – An altercation in Casselton turns deadly. The man accused of pulling the trigger called 911 saying he shot a man. “We had a deputy that was real close to the area. They immediately responded, performed, and were able to detain that person and then they performed life saving measures to the victim until Casselton ambulances could…