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Sunday, July 26, 2015

North Dakota’s Cold War-era radar station gets a facelift

A military radar installation in remote northeastern North Dakota that was established more than 40 years ago to track enemy ballistic missiles in a time of tense international relations is moving its living and working conditions out of the Cold War era.

The Cavalier Air Force Station has seen limited improvements since it was built in the early 1970s to deter the Soviet Union’s nuclear arsenal. But the base is getting a major facelift.

The improvements include a recently constructed row of single-family houses, rehabilitation to an alert facility, a planned new dormitory for single airmen, and nearly $20 million in upgrades to the mammoth radar building.

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