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Published October 21, 2013, 08:45 AM

Cass County commissioners to mull new morgue

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Cass County commissioners are slated to mull a new morgue on Monday.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Cass County commissioners are slated to mull a new morgue on Monday.

The Forum reports the county has the opportunity to build a morgue by next year in a Fargo building that is being renovated into Fargo's public health office and police substation. County commissioners have so far balked at the estimated $600,000 price tag to include the morgue in the renovation project.

The county does not have a morgue at present.

Kriste Ross is a death investigator and has worked for the Cass County coroner's office out of her home since 2001. Bodies have been stored at local funeral homes while police investigate possible crimes and while county death investigators seek out the deceased's next of kin.

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