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Maximum cost for justice center $66.8 million

The Carlton County board of commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to accept the guaranteed maximum price for the construction of the new justice center at just over $66.8 million, nearly double early estimates.

County coordinator Dennis Genereau said the county passed the point of no return with this particular vote.

“This was a significant decision,” Genereau told the Pine Knot News. “There is no turning back now. After eight years of planning and answering countless questions and concerns, the county board has made the decision to proceed.”

It will be the largest Carlton County building p...

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