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Construction continues Friday, March 14, 2014, on the Ward County Office Building in Minot, N.D., just north of the county courthouse (at right) and attached county jail. A jail expansion is planned for the north side of the jail. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Ward County Jail expansion, in Minot, N.D., moves ahead

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MINOT, N.D. – Putting two men in a double-bunked jail cell with a single toilet is bound to create some tension. And the line for the loo isn’t getting any shorter at the crowded Ward County Jail, where the headcount has skyrocketed with the region’s oil-driven population boom.

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