- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

STANLEY, N.D. (AP) - Officials have broken ground for a $27 million addition to the Mountrail County Courthouse in Stanley.

KXMC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1K7xFhL ) that the ceremony was Tuesday - the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the courthouse.

The addition will have courtroom space and more office space for prosecutors, clerks, judges and law officers. Jail space also is being expanded from 12 cells to 40. The project also will include security upgrades.

Construction is expected to take a year and eight months.

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Information from: KXMC-TV, http://www.kxnet.com

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