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Instructor Peggy Kvam is shown leading a second-grade class at Bert Raney Elementary School in Granite Falls. The YME School District has announced it will move ahead with a $14 million improvement project. Tribune file photo

$11.6M estimate for ventilation upgrades at YME schools brings gasp, opposition from some

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GRANITE FALLS -- A series of reports through the past decade have all recommended the Yellow Medicine East School District improve its buildings, and all favored remodeling over new construction as the most economical choice.


"Our buildings are tired, they need rejuvenation,'' Superintendent Al Stoeckman told an audience of around 40 people on Tuesday evening.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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