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Stephenie Anderson, the owner of Northern Woolen Mills in Fosston, Minn.inspects some of the yarn her new processing plant is turning out. When at full capacity in about two weeks Northern Woolen Mills will produce 100 pounds of yarn a day. JOHN STENNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

New wool mill in Fosston will be 2nd largest in U.S.

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FOSSTON, Minn. — Stephenie Anderson’s timing for starting a wool-processing plant here is spot-on.

So says Bill Batchelder, president of Bemidji Woolen Mills, and Jim Stordahl, an extension agent in Polk County.

“There’s a renaissance nationwide of returning to products made in America,” Batchelder said. “There’s a large niche of consumers who are demanding natural fibers and American-made products, not ones made overseas.”

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