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Historical society to receive $50K if museum removed in time

January 16, 2019

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota State Fair Association has set a deadline for an historical museum evicted from the premises to relocate its buildings out of town.

Minot Daily News reports that after losing a long-running legal battle against the State Fair, the Ward County Historical Society must remove its Pioneer Village Museum from the fairgrounds to its new site in Burlington by June 15.

The State Fair will award the association with a cash settlement of $50,000 if the buildings are removed by that date. The historical society won’t receive any financial assistance from the State Fair if the buildings are still there past the deadline.

A bill has also been introduced in the state Legislature that would provide $2 million to fund the move.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com