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FNS Photo by Mike Nowatzki Construction continues March 14 on the Ward County Office building in Minot, just north of the county courthouse, right, and the attached county jail.

Ward County Jail expansion moves ahead: Overcrowding leads to more fights, other western ND counties also mull jail options

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MINOT — Putting two men in a double-bunked jail cell with a single toilet is bound to create some tension. And the line for the loo isn’t getting any shorter at the crowded Ward County Jail, where the headcount has skyrocketed with the region’s oil-driven population boom.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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