$300k Donated to ND Governor’s Residence

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Fargo-based Nodak Mutual Insurance and Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health will each donate $100,000, while Watford City-based First International Bank and Trust and Mandan-based Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will each contribute $50,000 to the construction effort, committee co-chair Jim Poolman said. “These four corporations that have stepped up to the plate deserve enormous amounts of credits…

Forum Editorial: ND House More than Residence

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The process initiated by the 2015 Legislature to build a new North Dakota governor’s residence is bearing fruit. Last week, the Capitol Grounds Planning Commission accepted a preliminary layout for the placement of the new house, just north of the 55-year-old house, which will be razed after the new one is ready. Among project challenges…

Plans for New North Dakota Governor’s Residence Move Forward

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(KFYRTV.com) The planning committee has been named and the architect has been found to build the new governors residence. The committee and architect met Thursday for the first time to discuss the first steps on building the new residence. Friday afternoon the planning process began to raze the current ranch style home. Chris Hawley Architects…

Rebuilding the ND Governor’s Residence

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In 1955 the North Dakota Legislature approved funds for a new residence to be built after the old governor’s mansion required significant work that was not financially viable. In 1959 construction began by Ritterbush Brothers Architects and Engineers. “There was originally another architect involved and his design ran too much money and there was a…

$5 Million Allocated to New Governor’s Residence

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Bismarck, ND – Nick Smith | Lawmakers paved the way Thursday for the construction of a new governor’s residence by passing a bill that would use dollars from a fund used for Capitol grounds building projects and private donations to construct the new home. The House passed Senate Bill 2304 by a 69-22 vote Thursday,…

Who We Are

The Friends of the Residence is a nonpartisan 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization created in 1986 that strives to create public awareness of the historic and civic importance of the North Dakota Governor’s Residence. We support the ongoing work of maintaining and preserving the governor’s residence through a variety of fundraising efforts.