- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Ward County voters will be asked in January to approve more spending for a jail expansion and a new county office building.

Voters two years ago approved a half percent sales tax to fund the projects, which at the time was estimated at about $39 million.

KXMC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1uzkAFf ) that the cost of the upgrades is now pegged at $77 million.

Officials have said the original jail project was undersized, and the price was “grossly underestimated.”

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

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