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The State Hospital in Jamestown as seen in 2004

Video: Senate Shoots Down Legislation Removing the State Hospital From the Constitution

Video: Senate Shoots Down Legislation Removing the State Hospital From the Constitution

Roughly 132 years ago, four years before statehood, the leaders of the Dakota Territory created in law the requirement for a state hospital in Jamestown. Those early politicians did that with a lot of the state’s institutions. Today we have constitutional mandates for the missions and locations of everything from our public universities to the

State Senator Tim Mathern, a Democrat from Fargo, wants to remove language mandating the existence and location of the North Dakota State Hospital from the state constitution. Photo via ND.gov

Let’s Take All State Institution Mandates, Including the State Hospital, Out of the Constitution

State Senator Tim Mathern, a Democrat from Fargo who is also his party’s candidate for Treasurer this election cycle, wants to remove the language from the state constitution mandating that the State of North Dakota operate a State Hospital in Jamestown. He thinks the mandate for a large facility in a specific geographic location is

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