NDSU president says corner of hall that collapsed needs to be demolishedThe northwest corner of North Dakota State University’s Minard Hall will need to be demolished, NDSU President Dick Hanson said today.
By: Amy Dalrymple, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The northwest corner of North Dakota State University’s Minard Hall will need to be demolished, NDSU President Dick Hanson said today.
Soil samples indicate the corner of the building that collapsed Dec. 27 cannot be saved.
“They’re very bad,” Hanson said today prior to a meeting of the state Board of Higher Education. “That corner is going to have to go.”
The soil samples for the northeast portion of Minard indicate it is stable, he said.
The demolition is expected to be contained to the portion that collapsed, which officials have designated the red zone.
“It’s not huge square footage, but it will definitely change everything,” he said.
Hanson plans to update the state Higher Ed board today on the situation.
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