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In this JulY 13, 2011 file photo, homes flooded by the Souris River are shown in Minot, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)

Minot church demolished after standing more than a century

MINOT, N.D. — A former church that stood in Minot for more than a century has been demolished after falling into ruin following the 2011 Souris River flood.

Owner Jeremy Boyce tells the Minot Daily News that he had hoped to develop the former church into a restaurant, but the building had passed the point of being saved. The foundation was crumbling, mold was present, vandalism was taking a toll and vagrants had moved in.

Boyce says he offered the building to the Ward County Historical Society, but the group declined.

The church was built in the early 1900s. Through the years it housed three different Lutheran denominations, as well as a splinter group of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Boyce bought it in 2001.

In related news, Regional disaster response effort has roots in Minot flood.

Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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