Griggs County holding another courthouse voteGriggs County voters in June will decide the fate of a $3.1 million bond issue to renovate and expand the historic county courthouse in Cooperstown.
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Griggs County voters in June will decide the fate of a $3.1 million bond issue to renovate and expand the historic county courthouse in Cooperstown.
The measure is a scaled-down version of a $4.7 million bond issue that voters rejected last September. The Grand Forks Herald reports that in that election nearly half of the 455 votes were cast by mail, and many of them arrived at the courthouse before the county learned of a federal grant of almost $1 million to build a county emergency operations center as part of the addition.
The Griggs County Courthouse is the oldest still in use in North Dakota. It was built in 1883 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.