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Construction of governor’s mansion misses deadline again

December 29, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s first family won’t be moving in to the new governor’s mansion by the new year.

Capitol Facilities Manager John Boyle says officials had hoped for Gov. Doug Burgum to move into a new home by the end of December. But he says construction of the new 13,600-square-foot home is running behind schedule and the new completion date is now set for late February.

Officials originally had a goal of completing the new home by Thanksgiving.

The Legislature authorized $4 million in state money and $1 million from private donations to construct the building.

Bismarck businessman Jim Poolman is heading a group to raise private money. He says about $900,000 has been raised to date.

Boyle says the old governor’s mansion will be torn down in the spring.

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