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Earthwork continues Sept. 19 for construction of the $27 million expansion to the Bismarck Civic Center's Exhibit Hall (at left). The expansion, which will double the hall's trade floor space from 50,000 to 100,000 square feet, is expected to be substantially completed by May, Civic Center General Manager Charlie Jeske said. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

As Fargo mulls convention center, Bismarck rushes to complete expansion

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Tourism official says Fargo 'needs a true convention space to compete'

BISMARCK - As Fargo debates adding convention space to the Fargodome or building a new convention center downtown, the Bismarck Civic Center is charging ahead with a project that will double its Exhibit Hall's trade floor space and give it an edge when competing for conventions, Fargo-Moorhead's top tourism official said.

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