BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ An old school building in Stanton will barely be recognizable once it undergoes a $6 million transformation into a worker hotel.
Industrial Contractors Inc. of Bismarck has been working quickly on the project since December. The company the building to provide local and stable housing for itinerant workers who come from all over for maintenance outages in Coal County.
The first outage in a year of major outage cycles starts March 28 at the Coal Creek Station across the Missouri River.
The school's pinewood ceilings in the classrooms and the arched ceiling over the gym will stay, but the once-sunken gym will be elevated, the plumbing updated and additional windows added. The hotel will employ about a dozen people.