Menards Decision Update

Menards says it will move a plant that makes shelves and store displays to Belgrade, MN -- and 80 to 100 jobs that go with it.

Menards is based in Eau Claire, and it's blaming that state's D-N-R for the move.

Menards spokeswoman Dawn Sands says the company wanted to consolidate operations from several buildings into one plant, but the Wisconsin DNR wouldn't give them the permits because of a wetlands dispute.

DNR spokesman Dave Weitz says he only knows of one permit Menards has requested recently, for a warehouse to be a built in a wetland. Weitz says Menards officials said they would revise the project.


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