COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) _ Some Griggs County residents plan to circulate recall petitions against all five county commissioners.
The move is to protest the commission's recent decision to build a $3.5 million courthouse _ despite voters rejecting the idea three times in a span of 14 months.
Cooperstown resident John Wakefield says he's disgusted that the commission has gone against the will of the voters.
Commission Chairman Ron Halvorson says the county will not have to raise taxes to fund the project. County officials also say necessary upgrades to the existing courthouse are too costly to justify.
The courthouse is nearly 130 years old and the oldest active courthouse in North Dakota. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.