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Ramstad School: One Month To Go

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The 23rd of NEXT month has been a date circled for some time for those at Ramstad Middle School.

The school -- which of course has held classes at the Minot Auditorium since the flood -- is about to get back to normal.

Perry Olson takes us to North Hill and inside the new Ramstad, that in exactly one month will start to see lots of activity -- not building, but moving in.

A sure sign things are moving along at the new Ramstad? Shrubs are going in the ground. Outside work is continuing before winter hits -- and that includes roads to the school. Step inside, and you'll see finish work going on all over...

(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "It has been a hectic pace all the way along here."

That pace will have this school ready in what will be only a little more than a year from groundbreaking to class in session. On November 23rd, a nine day break over Thanksgiving will start for Minot Public Schools...and this school will be bustling during that break...moving in...getting ready...

(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "So when we get back the second of December - that Monday morning - we are going to have 580 Eric Ramstad kids coming to this facility rather then the Auditorium and that is going to be an exciting day not only for Minot Public Schools but for the Minot community."

Many areas are complete...or just a few days away. In fact, the academic wing -- this three story section of the school -- will slowly start to be wrapped up this month still...

(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "As you look around the building and you see the amount of work that has been done...we are close, we are real close. In the academic wing we are going to start final cleaning on the third floor next week. Once those three stories are sealed up and done, then this building got a lot smaller as far as the space that needs to be finished."

Vollmer says all indications are the work will be complete...and kids will soon have a replacement for the old, flood destroyed school...

(Mark Vollmer - MPS Superintendent) "It is exciting to watch, but none of it will be quite as exciting as seeing those kids come into this building on the first day because that is going to be a day to celebrate."

In Minot, Perry Olson, KX News.

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