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Temporary School Building Removed

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Just a few days past the two year anniversary of losing the fight to save Longfellow Elementary school in Minot to the Mouse River flood...a sure sign that the school will be back and better then ever was easy to see today.

The process of moving the temporary school that was quickly moved in after the water receded is now underway.

Crews were busy this morning moving the building that is owned by the district off of the Longfellow site...and over the next few weeks the federal government owned portions of the temporary school will disappear too.

Superintendent Mark Vollmer says it is exciting to see the buildings taken off site.

He says he's happy for the neighborhood that Longfellow will be back in the fall...happy for the kids and staff who will call it home - but also thankful for the temporary set up that worked very well.

(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "They served the district very well over the last few years but it is exciting to see the progress on the new building and to get our playground set up and everything else set up to make this a fully functional school once again."

Vollmer says the area will be made back into a baseball field as it was pre-flood and an extensive playground will be constructed too -- thanks in large part to the Lions group in Minot who has fundraised to make that project a reality.

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