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Construction is underway on a sugar beet receiving station along U.S. Highway 71, south of Belgrade. Owned by the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative in Renville, the 30-acre site will store 100,000 tons of beets. The facility is expected to be completed next month, when sugar beet harvest is scheduled to begin. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

New sugar beet receiving station under construction near New London

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NEW LONDON –– At a glance, it appears that another gravel mining operation is underway in northern Kandiyohi County.

But the looming pyramids of sand along U.S. Highway 71 north of New London are simply a result of materials being in the way of a 30-acre sugar beet receiving station currently under construction.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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