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Voters approve Brandon-Evansville school district merger

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On Tuesday, voters approved the consolidation of the Brandon and Evansville school districts by a vote of 575 for the merger and 169 against it.

Here's the vote totals by district:

--Brandon voters: 243 votes for consolidation, 146 votes against.

--Evansville voters: 332 votes for consolidation, 23 against.

The merger will officially be effective July 1, 2013.

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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. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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