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Want a governor's mansion? You'll need to move it


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — If you want to live in a governor's mansion without being elected, North Dakota has a deal for you. With a catch.

The state wants to preserve the 10,000-square-foot home that has served North Dakota's first families for 57 years, while making way for a larger $5 million mansion. But that means the sprawling house needs to be moved. No later than September.

Unpretentious and sturdy, the prairie-style brick Governor's Residence has stood since 1960 as a metaphor for the state. Lawmakers have been attempting to replace the home for years, saying it doesn't dazzle visiti...

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