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Demolition on three State Hospital buildings priced at $3.5 million

The North Dakota State Hospital Governing Body met Monday, March 14

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Work is being done on the predesign on the demolition of three buildings at the North Dakota State Hospital, according to Matt Sheppard, director of facilities management.

He said during the North Dakota State Hospital Governing Board meeting Monday, March 14, the three buildings include the old administration building, the church and the employee building. He said the demolition of the three buildings will cost about $3.5 million.

He said infrastructure is tied between two buildings and depending on when the funding would be available, the project was split into two with one costing $2 million and the other at $1.5 million.

The integration of the North Dakota Department of Health and state Department of Human Services has moved into the second phase, according to Chris Jones, executive director of the Department of Humans Services.

Jones said the integration will be final on Sept. 1.

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“I would ask that when you hear that you take a step back because Sept. 1 is not a magical date where everything changes,” he said. “It is just the point in time where the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services will be referred to as the Department of Health and Human Services.”

Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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