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Locally Laid Egg Company's free-range chickens enjoy the summer weather. Luke Heine/lheine@pinejournal.com

Locally Laid lands state grant, plans to expand

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In mythology, some hens lay golden eggs. In reality, some lay up to $50,000 in grant aid. At least that's what Jason Amundsen's hens did.

Amundsen, owner of the Wrenshall-based Locally Laid Egg Company, recently won a slice of a $1.1 million Livestock Investment Grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to add a new coop that features doors programmed to close at twilight and six part-time jobs.

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