By Associated Press - Tuesday, October 2, 2018

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Officials with the first Veterans National Cemetery in North Dakota say they should begin accepting burials by late spring or early summer of 2019.

KFGO radio reports that construction on the cemetery started earlier this year on the 5-acre site near Harwood, north of Fargo. The VA purchased the property two years ago.

The Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis is overseeing the project. It will have more than 3,000 gravesites for eligible veterans and family members, as well as a memorial wall.

The VA is setting aside another 5 acres for expansion, which officials say is likely in about 10 years.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com

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