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New Buildings Under Construction in Amidon

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You don't get more rural than Slope County in southwestern North Dakota.

The county seat, Amidon, is the smallest in the state, with only around 30 residents, but the historic town is booming with activity right now.

Amidon is the smallest county seat in the least populated county in the state.

But you can hear and see some big construction projects going on.

Dirt work has begun for the new four million dollar courthouse.

It will replace a 1917 structure that is the last remaining wood-frame courthouse in North Dakota.

Just down the road, another important new business is going up.

"Our campers will love it because there's nothing for miles, and they get hungry and need a drink once in awhile too." says Anna Allard, Mo's Bar and Campground Co-owner.

It's nearly time to celebrate the new bar opening up.

"My wife and I moved here seven years ago, got this campground going, and then local watering hole closed down shortly after that, we've been waiting for something to happen, nothing ever did so we thought, let's just build our own." says Travis Allard, Mo's Bar and Campground Co-Owner.

"There's a real need for a social gathering point in the area because there's a lot of fun people out there that like to get together with more often but just don't have a place to do it." says Anna Allard, Mo's Bar and Campground Co-owner.

Husband and wife campground owners say construction has taken longer than expected, but after seven years without one, they're hoping the new bar will be the talk of the town.

"I think it will be a hit, everybody's really excited, all the locals are really excited and I know there's lots of people that drive by looking for a place to eat." says Anna Allard.

It's easy enough to find right off of highway 85, and if you're wondering, Mo's bar is named for a family member that passed away in Colorado.

"MoJo was his name, I got him 13 years ago, he was a rottweiler/pitbull mix, he would sit on the barstools and have beers with the locals and unfortunately he's not around here to have a beer at the bar, but he'll be remembered that's for sure." says Travis Allard.

Along with a new bar and courthouse, a new city shop is also being built on the north side of town.

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