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It's a merge - Brandon and Evansville consolidation begins July 1

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The majority of voters expressed support this week for the consolidation of the Brandon and Evansville school districts.

A special election on June 25 asked residents in the two districts to cast their vote for or against the consolidation.


A clear majority of voters supported it - 575 people voted for consolidation, 169 voted against.

Here are results by district:

--Brandon School District: 243 votes for consolidation, 146 votes against.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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