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Old school comes tumbling down

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MORRIS, Minn. -- Demoliton crews began knocking down walls at the old elementary school building on Tuesday. 

A representative from contractor Dore and Associates said the company will be moving in more demolition equipment by the end of the week. In total, the major demolition on the building should take about a week. 

The Morris Police Department has installed temporary no parking signs along East Seventh Street between Columbia Avenue and College Avenue and on Columbia Avenue between East Seventh Street and East Fifth Street while the demolition is in progress. 

After the building is demolished, crews will continue to haul debris and begin work removing the footings. 

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting.