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Minnesota-based Coborn's Inc. said last week that it plans to open five new stores in North Dakota by 2014, in the cities of Stanley, Tioga, Watford City, Dickinson and Minot.

The move is part of a broader move into the state. The Minneapolis /St. Paul Business Journal notes that Coborn's open a store in Jamestown, ND, last May, and also has partnered with JK Foods to co-own three stores in what is described as "the oil-rich and fast-growing Bakken region of the state."
KC's View:
Nothing like opening stores in places that have black gold, texas tea, bubblin' crude.