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Published January 16, 2013, 03:30 PM

New Grain Elevator Coming to Doyon, ND

The tiny town of Doyon, North Dakota is about become a lot more popular with area farmers. Tronson Grain, the town's only business, is more than doubling its capacity in town with a new 120 foot elevator.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

The tiny town of Doyon, North Dakota is about become a lot more popular with area farmers. Tronson Grain, the town's only business, is more than doubling its capacity in town with a new 120 foot elevator.

Manager Rick Tronson says his company is playing catch up to keep up with successful farmers. The new elevator will be able to hold one million bushels of grain. It's expected to be ready by the time harvest season rolls around this year. Tronson currently has an 800,000 bushel elevator in Doyon and a 600,000 bushel capacity one in Tolna. But they say farmer yields have increased by 30 percent in the last few years, meaning they have to upgrade to hold everything farmers bring in.

Four generations of Tronsons have operated the elevator in Doyon for more than 70 years. They say the new elevator means they aren't going anywhere soon.

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