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Published June 14, 2012, 10:05 AM

Money approved for old Jamestown courthouse repairs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Emergency Commission has approved $60,000 to help with repairs to the old Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Emergency Commission has approved $60,000 to help with repairs to the old Stutsman County Courthouse in Jamestown.

The State Historical Society owns the building and sought the money to begin repairs. The courthouse was built in 1883 and has problems including mold, asbestos, lead paint and fire hazards. County officials also are worried about air quality in the new courthouse because it is connected to the old structure.

North Dakota Public Radio reports that Historical Society Superintendent Merl Paaverud told the Emergency Commission this week that the old courthouse could be used for office space and for events such as plays.

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