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Published October 01, 2012, 08:49 AM

$13M Border Patrol station planned near Pembina

PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — The federal government plans to build a $13 million Border Patrol station in northeastern North Dakota.

PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — The federal government plans to build a $13 million Border Patrol station in northeastern North Dakota.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will build the 30,000-square-foot facility on 10 acres of land in Pembina. Spokesman Kris Grogan tells the Grand Forks Herald that the government is finalizing the property purchase and construction could begin in a few months.

Customs and Border Protection considered eight towns for the facility. The other finalists were Joliette, N.D., and Hallock, Minn.

About 50 Border Patrol agents are based in Pembina.

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