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Published February 13, 2013, 10:59 AM

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple Sees No Need for New Mansion

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple sees no need for a new governor's mansion but some lawmakers want to build him one.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple sees no need for a new governor's mansion but some lawmakers want to build him one.

The North Dakota House is slated to vote on a measure Wednesday that would authorize the construction of a new governor's residence on the state Capitol grounds, along with a so-called executive conference center. The measure would authorize $3 million for the new dwelling and allow another $3 million from "private donations or other sources."

Dalrymple spokesman Jeff Zent says the governor believes the current Governor's Residence is fine. The residence was completed in 1960 and is an example of prairie style architecture.

A major renovation was completed in 2000.

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