BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s first family won’t be having Thanksgiving dinner at the new governor’s mansion.
Capitol Facilities Manager John Boyle says officials had hoped for Gov. Doug Burgum to move into a new home by next week. But he says construction of the new 13,600-square-foot home is running a few weeks behind schedule.
Boyle says the completion date is now set for next month.
The Legislature authorized $4 million from the state’s Capitol Building Fund and $1 million from private donations to construct the building.
Boyle says about $850,000 in private money has been raised so far.
Supporters say building a new official home for the governor was more cost-effective than renovating the current mansion, which will be torn down.