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Demolition begins on Evansville 1917 school building

Crews were out working on the project, which is part of the district's overall expansion project, starting on July 5.

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Workers continue with the demolition of the 1917 building at the Evansville school on Thursday, July 7.
Travis Gulbrandson / Alexandria Echo Press
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EVANSVILLE — Demolition has begun on the 1917 building at the Evansville school.

Crews were out working on the project, which is part of the district's overall expansion project, starting on July 5.

The expansion plan for the Evansville school includes the addition of more classrooms, a parent drop-off area and new parking lots.

In Brandon, the plan includes a new gym, career and technical shop and community fitness room additions, as well as new parking lots and a storage shed.

In November, voters approved a referendum to provide funding for the building project with 659 "yes" votes against 356 "no" votes.

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The referendum authorizes the issuing of general obligation school building bonds that will not exceed $14.5 million and will go toward "the betterment of school sites and facilities."

A previous $25.2 million referendum failed in November 2019.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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