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Esko Business Park just keeps growing

Huge Essentia warehouse breaks ground

Esko Industrial Park is booming, so much so that Thomson Township supervisors recently raised the price on the last two available lots.

For proof, just look at the amount of digging going on when you drive by the park, visible from southbound Interstate 35. That giant rectangle of dirt is the future site of a 163,000-square-foot highly automated warehouse that will support the medical supply needs for more than 100 Essentia Health facilities regionally, reaching to the Dakotas.

Essentia chose the site after using a third-party real estate consultant, who brought them a portfolio of about 20 po...