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Published October 08, 2012, 11:50 AM

Century-old Dickinson church plans $2.8M renovation

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A Dickinson church that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year also is gearing up for a major renovation next year.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — A Dickinson church that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year also is gearing up for a major renovation next year.

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church's current building was constructed in 1956. The Rev. Patrick Schumacher tells The Bismarck Tribune that it has remained essentially unchanged for 40 years. He says it needs upgrades on its roof, lighting, sound and electrical systems and fire suppression.

The parish has about 770 members. The most noticeable change will be an addition that will increase seating by about 120.

Work is to start next August or September. Schumacher hopes the $2.8 million project can be completed in six months.

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