BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Health Department is considering an application from a proposed hog operation in Ramsey County.

The agency says Grand Prairie Agriculture wants to build a 2,700-hog and pig operation about 10 miles west of Devils Lake.

The Devils Lake Journal reports that some people in the area are concerned about property values and environmental problems, while others see a potential boost to the economy.

The department says in a statement that it will hold a public meeting at some point on the environmental permitting process. The time, date and location haven’t been decided yet.

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