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Ron Halvorson, left, former Griggs County commission chairman and now chairman of the Griggs County Building Authority, confers with Griggs County Sheriff Robert Hook who is also construction superintendent for the Building Authority during Wednesday's meeting in Cooperstown. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Controversial Griggs County courthouse project forces old, new commissions to the table


COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — The old and new Griggs County Commissions met face-to-face Wednesday for the first time since the successful October recall of all five commissioners about a controversial courthouse construction project.

The venue was a meeting of the Griggs County Building Authority, comprised of the former commissioners, which is in charge of the $3 million construction project, which also includes an emergency operations center.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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