Can local dairy producers afford to keep Dakota Country Cheese in business? The plant is for sale. At last night’s Morton County Commission Meeting a committee brought forth a cheese assistance request. County Auditor Paul Trauger says the committee requested 10-thousand dollars to be used to study the feasibilty of owning and possibly purchasing new equipment at Dakota Country Cheese. Trauger says 85-thousand dollars is needed to complete the series of studies. The Morton County Commission approved 10-thousand dollars to help the project get started. Trauger says even though Dakota Country Cheese is a Mandan business it is still important to county producers. (Paul Trauger / Morton Co. Auditor) “If this is a viable plant it might be more feasible to haul locally from that stand-point, help the local dairy producers and we don’t want to lose them.” The committee members did mention that the owner of Dakota Country Cheese is looking to retire.