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Marion White, 17, of Willmar, waits in line to buy books for her freshman classes at Ridgewater College. White is a senior in high school but will use the Postsecondary Enrollment Options to earn college credits while she finishes high school. (Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf)

Ridgewater College opens for fall semester as construction wraps up


WILLMAR — Rain last week slowed down some of the final landscaping, but Ridgewater College’s $14 million remodeling project will be ready for students when classes start on Monday.

The fall semester opens on Monday with enrollment down a bit but students registering right up to the last minute, college President Douglas Allen said Friday afternoon.

Final enrollment figures will be calculated in 30 days, he said.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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