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VIDEO: Gilded shovels, golden futures

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Can you dig it? Sophomores from Jefferson High School in Alexandria can. Grasping golden shovels, nine students dug in and tossed a tuft of dirt into the breeze on Friday afternoon at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new high school on Pioneer Road and 50th Avenue.


These students will be part of the school's first graduating class in 2015.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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