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One of the last of the Minneapolis mills is set to close

May 01, 2019 07:01 PM

The Nokomis Mill in Minneapolis, which is owned by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), will be closing in the coming months. 

The company has announced plans to sell the facility. The 20 employees who work at the mill will be either offered other positions within the company or a severance package. 

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But Minneapolis City Council Member Andrew Johnson, who represents Ward 12, predicts the site won't sit vacant for long. With light rail across the street, he believes the area is perfectly positioned for business and residential redevelopment.

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"It's a hot real estate market right now, and a lot of people want to be in Minneapolis, but the big issue is finding space," Johnson said.

There are also long-term plans for a north-south greenway for bicyclists and pedestrians called the Min Hi Line, which will connect Minnehaha Park and the Midtown Greenway. 

The first pilot phase is already in the works.

ADM still owns one other mill in Minneapolis, located at 38th and Hiawatha.

That mill will remain open for now.

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