Workers from McGillis Construction, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, install the new bleachers in the high school gymnasium Thursday evening, July 26. The new bleachers replace the school’s original steel and wood structure installed in 1956, when the building was constructed. The new bleachers provide spectators with more legroom, seat area and notched-out areas for wheelchairs.

School construction bids come in high; delay groundbreaking

Construction bids for the Luverne school building project came in higher than engineer’s estimates and no bids were submitted for the electrical work.

Now district officials are seeking a second round of bids, which will be opened Aug. 16 — about the time they had hoped to break ground on the $31 million project.


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