DICKINSON (AP) - North Dakota lawmakers have approved $6 million for construction of a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library on the campus of Dickinson State University.
The existing Theodore Roosevelt Center at DSU needs to raise at least $3 million to access the state grant money included in the Commerce Department budget bill that the Legislature has sent to the governor.
Roosevelt hunted and ranched in the North Dakota Badlands in the late 1800s before becoming the 26th U.S. president.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center in the university's library already has items from Roosevelt's time in the Badlands, as well as a digital archive of materials related to Roosevelt. The university also hosts an annual Roosevelt Symposium.
University spokeswoman Marie Moe tells The Dickinson Press planning for the library is in the early stages.