GORDON, Neb. (AP) -- The Nebraska city of Gordon is trying to sell the local kosher slaughterhouse that closed because of the financial difficulties of its owner, Agriprocessors Inc.

City manager Fred Hlava said Wednesday that he's talked to several parties -- some interested in restarting a kosher operation and others who would employ conventional processes.

The city joined with First Bank Business Capital Inc. to buy the Local Pride plant for $300,000 during last week's bankruptcy auction.

Agriprocessors filed bankruptcy in November 2008, following immigration raids at its Postville, Iowa, plant.

Hlava says Gordon has a lien on the land because Agriprocessors didn't meet terms of a state economic development grant, and the bank has a lien on the plant's equipment.

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