The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Seeking answers to upgrade farm-to-market access

Royal council hears ideas to fund road improvements

 

August 25, 2022

SENTINEL-NEWS FILE PHOTO

A tractor with empty wagons leaves AgState's elevator in Royal during a recent harvest.

The Royal City Council wants to improve the roads that provide access to a major grain storage facility in Clay County. But accomplishing that requires money, and accessing one potential funding source has been challenging.

In a discussion this month with Chairperson Barry Anderson of the Clay County Board of Supervisors, Mayor Josh Toft said the city needs farm-to-market funds to improve roads leading to AgState's facility in the northeast section of town.

"We've asked for funds to help with that and we've been basically told it's already spoken for or it's not for Royal," Toft explained....



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