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Mold problems have plagued the historic courthouse building, caused by runoff from the roof. The building will undergo preventive measures this summer that will place waterproof insulation on the foundation and install a roof diversion system on the building corners to draw moisture away from the structure. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Commissioners vote to fix courthouse mold problems

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The old Hubbard County courthouse has become a repository for more than historical artifacts - it's collecting mold at a frightening pace.

Chronic moisture problems caused by runoff from the roof has caused the lower levels of the historic building to store condensation that dehumidifiers can't dissipate. Rain overshoots the gutters, collects on the ground and seeps through the basement walls.

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