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Phoenix Industries shuts its doors

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Phoenix Industries, one of Crookston's major employers for more than two decades, has shut its doors and apparently gone out of business, said the mayor and other city leaders.


Phoenix owes the city almost $104,000 through a federally backed business loan program.

Reached at his home tonight in Crookston, Ralph Pester, chairman of Phoenix's board, said only, "I have no comment."

Company Manager Marcel Champagne did not return a call to the Herald.

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