ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — More than two years after bankruptcy proceedings started for the Northern Beef Packers plant in northern South Dakota, unsecured creditors have been given final notice to submit proof of their claims for payment.

Court documents show 738 creditors received notice that all claims must be filed by Sept. 12. The American News reports that there's about $743,000 available for claims distribution.

Northern Beef operated a beef processing plant in Aberdeen from 2012 until July 2013, when the company laid off its employees, filed bankruptcy and closed.

The plant was sold at a bankruptcy sale in December 2013. The new ownership group re-opened the plant last year. It has no ties or obligations to the bankruptcy proceedings.

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