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Urban Organics transforms old Hamm's building

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A vacant building at the old Hamm's Brewery in St. Paul is being transformed to house an indoor urban garden and 15,000 fish.

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Urban Organics has been working on the building for more than a year. Urban Organics' Fred Haberman says eventually you'll see massive racks of leafy greens fertilized naturally by tilapia that will be held in 3,500-gallon tanks.

The business plans to supply local markets and schools beginning this fall.

WCCO-TV says the City of St. Paul and Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems are involved in the project.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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