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As two logging trucks leave Norbord's oriented-strand board plant Monday morning in Solway, a long line of semitrailers - 26 at the time of this photo - wait to unload wood. The plant stopped accepting timber Nov. 23 because it had too much at the time. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Back on board: Solway plant reopens to wood deliveries

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After closing to timber deliveries more than three weeks ago, Norbord opened its oriented-strand board plant at Solway to a line of trucks Monday.


By midday, the line grew to more than two dozen drivers looking to unload timber. That was up from 12 when the plant opened its gates at 7 a.m.

For area logging companies, the reopening came just in time.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and He joined the Herald in April 2013, and previously worked as editor at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and in several newsroom roles -- including news director, investigative reporter and cops/court reporter - at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. His reporting experience includes extensive reporting related to Dru Sjodin's disappearance and the federal death penalty case for her murderer, Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., along with projects about immigration, the fatal 2002 train derailment in Minot, N.D., and the 20th anniversary of Gordon Kahl's massacre of U.S. marshals. Wagner also worked as a reporter at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa. In his spare time, Wagner is an avid runner and occasionally writes about his experiences on his blog, Addicted to Running.
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