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This is the classroom wing of the high school as of February 19. Over the next three months, exterior walls will go up and interior mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology will be installed. (Contributed photo)

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Alexandria Area High School continues to take shape.

During their monthly meeting Monday, the Alexandria School Board was updated on construction progress at the high school work site.


The following is an overview of work done, work in progress and what's to come over the next three months:

Previous three months:

• Footings and foundations are in place for dugouts at the athletic fields.

• A permanent power line was installed at the site.

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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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