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The main hub of the high school will be the commons area. School board members checked out the dining area which will be an elevated platform. The concrete slab will be poured soon. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Smooth sailing for new school

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Construction of Alexandria Area High School (AAHS) is 70 percent complete and the project is on-schedule to open in the fall of 2014.


Monday afternoon, school board members toured the site. Here’s an overview of the $65 million project’s progress:

Currently underway:

-Classroom wings: Interior framing and sheetrock are being installed; windows and metal panels are being placed; insulation and painting is beginning.

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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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