Jamestown  (CSi)  The North Dakota State Hospital Governing Board has voted to recommend proceeding with the construction of a new facility. On a 7-0 vote.

State Representative  Karen Rohr, fromMandan, recused herself from the vote, as  a member of the North Dakota Legislature, and will vote on the issue there, where plans and funding for a new State Hospital facility have been introduced in each of the last two North Dakota legislative sessions, and then turned into a study to determine the need.

The cost of a new  State Hospital is estimated at $150 million and $160 million and would likely be constructed  State Hospital land.