$5 Million for New Governor’s Mansion
North Dakota lawmakers are considering spending $5 million to build a new home for the state’s first family.
Revenue from four oil wells where the state owns mineral rights would be used to build the new residence.
Gov. Dalrymple has not publicly endorsed the idea.
The current home was completed in 1960 and renovated in 2000.
Officials say the current home has security issues, is not handicap-accessible and likely contains lead paint and asbestos.