GRAND FORKS, ND — The Griggs County sheriff and social services departments moved into mobile mini-offices on the courthouse property this week because of safety and health concerns, such as mold, according to the Grand Forks Herald.
They could be displaced for two years or longer while the county decides what to do with North Dakota''s oldest courthouse, the article noted.
The Griggs County Commission met earlier this year with representatives of the State Historical Society of North Dakota
to learn what repairs, remodeling or building additions could be done without jeopardizing the building''s designation on the National Register of Historic Places
, the article stated.
According to the article, besides mold, the courthouse also is affected by coal dust from the furnace and hazardous materials such as asbestos and lead paint.