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It's a collaborative game of back and forth, as the Detroit Lakes School Board takes the ball in its court while constructing a multi-project facilities plan that includes a new 1,000-seat K-3 elementary school.


Two weeks ago the plan was in the hands of a community steering committee charged with brainstorming ideas and projects.

Those additional projects caused the entire plan to shoot up to roughly $61 million - $18 million more than the architect's original estimate.

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