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Construction work has resumed on the new Trinity Health Campus southwest of Minot.
Work has been stopped since March 22nd when a fire and explosions of propane tanks shut down the site.

Investigators released their report on the blaze last week, saying thawing ground caused the tanks to shift and break a hose, allowing propane to leak and burst into flames.
On Friday, Trinity received word that work could begin – away from the area where the fire burned for several hours.

We asked Randy Schwan of Trinity if the five-week pause in construction would impact the overall timeline for the new hospital project.

(Randy Schwan, Trinity VP) “We don’t know that yet because there are still other assessments that need to be done on the site with regard to the steel that might have been in the area of the fire – was that affected or not? We don’t know that so we expect over the next two-three weeks there’s going to be extensive testing on the material and then we’ll have a better idea as to the game plan.”

Schwan says the original schedule called for construction on the new medical campus to be finished in mid-2022.

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