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Million-dollar project ahead of schedule

The construction electrician and plumbing areas have been demolished at M State and will be rebuilt as eight different rooms.1 / 3
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Vern Wiederich, left, and Monty Johnson have been following the remodeling project at M State-Wadena very closely. Wiederich believes the $1 million job to be the most ambitious in the college's history.3 / 3

Work on the $1 million remodeling project at M State-Wadena is several weeks ahead of schedule as July comes to a close.

The 12 rooms that made up the construction electric and plumbing departments have been demolished. They will replaced by eight rooms.

A 120-foot wall between the electric lineworkers lab and the carpentry will be taken down and moved 24 feet into the carpentry area. The electrical lineworker program is one of the most popular on campus.

The project could now be completed as early as mid-November.

"It's going to be a nice building when it's done," said Donlar Construction foreman Derek Wakeman. Donlar Construction of Waite Park and Roseville is the prime contractor on the job.