U.S. Customs and Border Protection will build the 30,000-square-foot facility on 10 acres of land in Pembina. Spokesman Kris Grogan says in a published report the government is finalizing the property purchase and construction could begin in a few months.
Customs and Border Protection considered eight towns for the facility. The other finalists were Joliette, N.D., and Hallock, Minn.
About 50 Border Patrol agents are based in Pembina.