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Published August 06, 2011, 03:15 PM

North Dakota's new Veteran home opens

Lisbon, ND (WDAY-TV) After several years in the making, North Dakota celebrates the Grand Opening of it's new Veterans Home.

After several years in the making, North Dakota celebrates the Grand Opening of it's new Veterans Home.

The facility in Lisbon is among tops in the country. It's a brand new building with a revolutionary concept. One that North Dakota politicians are very proud of.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple: “We've reached a place with this new home that is a new high level of commitment and honor to the veterans that have served us in the past.”

The new veterans home features family style housing. The new facilty features 142 private rooms, compared to just a dozen in the old building.

Gen. David Sprynczynatyk: “From this simple concept of the household neighborhood design to clean new furnishings, this facility is absolutely magnificent and the first design of it's kind in the nation.”

Bill Schammert – Reporting – “Despite being nearly twice the size at 171-thousand square feet, the new North Dakota Veterans home is expected to save thousands in energy costs.”

The 35-million dollar price tag was more than double the original costs. And with 2/3's of it was covered by the North Dakota taxpayers.

Dalrymple: If it were not for the fact that our state has been well managed financially for the last twenty years and has the where-with-all to do this, it certainly would not have been possible.

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