MINOT, N.D. — A Minot business extensively damaged by fire earlier this year has filed a lawsuit against the city over zoning issues.

A “cease and desist” order was issued by the city this summer against Earth Recycling. The city said the business was not in compliance with zoning regulations.

The Minot Daily News reports Earth Recycling says the business was grandfathered and doesn’t need to comply with zoning regulations enacted in 2013. Earth Recycling opened in Minot in 2008.

Its attorney, Lynn Boughey, has asked the court to stop the city from enforcing its “cease and desist” order. A fire last May at Earth Recycling resulted in extensive damage, including the total loss of a building.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com