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Architects' floor plans call for three additional deliberation rooms, two full-size courtrooms, enhanced security features and a hearing room. Inmates would be transported from the jail underneath up to the courtrooms by a secured elevator. There would be ample room to sequester witnesses from the people they are testifying against.

Court: New floor plans not perfect but workable

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Architects working to reallocate space for Hubbard County offices unveiled drawings for the District Courts Wednesday.

The plan, costing in excess of $2 million, moves all court functions to the vacant second floor of the Law Enforcement Center.


Two of four options were presented. None completely met the court personnel's expectations, but can be workable, said District Judge Paul Rasmussen.

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Sarah Smith
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