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Associated Press, Published August 07 2010

ND National Guard today dedicates $30 million training center near Devils Lake

CAMP GRAFTON, N.D. -- The North Dakota National Guard today is dedicating a $30 million training center at its Camp Grafton facility near Devils Lake.

The expansion of the 164th Regiment Regional Training Institute is the first phase of a two-part project.

The new building contains nearly 183,000 square feet and includes administration and education facilities, a construction lab and the first of three dormitory wings.

Construction on the second phase budgeted for $20 million is to begin in fiscal 2017. It will add about 68,000 square feet of space, and the other two dorm wings.

Guard commander David Sprynczynatyk says the project will help the institute keep pace with an increased demand for professional military engineer training. The institute trains soldiers nationwide and from as far as Guam and Puerto Rico.