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Bleachers are assembled in the new gym at West Fargo’s Sheyenne High School. David Samson

Crunch time for West Fargo school construction

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The push is on to complete several major construction projects in West Fargo that need to be wrapped up before school starts in August.


Trinity Elementary, which opens in fall 2015 in West Fargo as part of the St. John Paul II Catholic Schools Network, is also meeting its timelines, Superintendent Michael Smith said.

West Fargo’s Independence Elementary will be ready for students when the school year starts, school district Business Manager Mark Lemer said.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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