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Published December 29, 2009, 07:47 AM

NDSU files claim in building wall collapse

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has filed a $500,000 insurance claim for the collapse of part of Minard Hall on campus.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota State University has filed a $500,000 insurance claim for the collapse of part of Minard Hall on campus.

A section of the north side of the four-story building gave way early Sunday, apparently because nearby excavation weakened the soil around the foundation.

Campus facilities manager Bruce Frantz says the rest of the building appears to be structurally sound, but they'll do a closer inspection to make sure.

Minard Hall houses classrooms and faculty offices at North Dakota State. The university hopes to have the classrooms ready for the spring semester.

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