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Published August 02, 2010, 03:40 PM

Ground broken on $15 million courthouse renovation

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An almost 15-million dollar renovation of the Cass County Courthouse is underway.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

A ceremonial ground breaking is paving the way for 3 new courtrooms, office space and a skyway connecting the courthouse to the county annex building.

This is the former site of the sheriff's residence. Your taxes will be going up to pay for the project.

In all, 60-thousand square feet for the West addition.

“This courthouse ushered in the 20th century, and I think what's significant today, is with this addition, this will be the home of county government well into the 21st century.”

Construction will begin immediately. It's scheduled to be complete by 2011.