- North Dakota Mill and Elevator
North Dakota Mill and ElevatorPostcard showing the North Dakota Mill and Elevator
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota Coordinates: Coordinates: Built: 1922 Architect: Charles S. Pillsbury Co.; et al. Architectural style: Romanesque Governing body: State NRHP Reference#:
Added to NRHP: May 11, 1992
The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is the largest flour mill in the United States. It is located in the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The mill is owned by the U.S. state of North Dakota and is the only state-owned milling facility in the United States.
The North Dakota Mill and Elevator Association started operations on October 22, 1922. The facility was built by the state as a way of bypassing what many area wheat farmers considered unfair business practices on the part of the railroads and milling facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In the early 1900s, the flour mills and grain exchange in Minneapolis were the primary wheat markets for North Dakotan farmers and elevators. After freight costs to Minneapolis were deducted from Minneapolis market prices, North Dakotan farmers received a low price for their wheat. The North Dakota Mill came into existence to help solve this problem.
The North Dakota Mill facilities include seven milling units, a terminal elevator and a packing warehouse to prepare bagged products for shipment. The Mill's offerings include not only flour, but also newer products like bread machine mixes, pancake mixes, and organic wheat products.
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