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      Hall County Considering $600,000 Option for Temporary Courthouse

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      GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- Hall County is considering spending $600,000 to buy a temporary courthouse to use while it upgrades the heating and air conditioning system at its current courthouse.

      County supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to buy the former Workforce Development building in Grand Island from the city.

      The county used to co-own the building with the city, and it has been used for several different purposes over the years.

      Hall County board chairwoman Pam Lancaster says the building would work well as a courthouse while the existing building undergoes a year-long $1 million renovation.

      The county looked at doing the renovations while continuing to use the courthouse, but contractors said doing that would double the cost of the project.

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