Weather Delays Demolition Process at Minnehaha Academy

Weather Delays Demolition Process at Minnehaha Academy Photo: KSTP/Chopper 5

August 01, 2018 10:58 AM

Demolition work expected to begin Tuesday on the site of an explosion on Minnehaha Academy's Upper Campus has been delayed because of weather, the school's facilities director Curt Bjorlin said.

An entry on the Minnehaha Academy Blog on the school's website last week said the school has secured the necessary permits from the City of Minneapolis, and that crews will be working to remove debris from the site.


But Rebecca Peterson, the school's director of communications, said the contractor was concerned about bringing large trucks on to icy side roads to remove debris. Peterson said they are expected to try again Wednesday.

After that debris is removed, destroyed portions of the building will be torn down. Peterson said the actual demolition would likely begin in about two weeks. Bjorlin said the process will also be dictated by what happens with the weather.

The Aug. 2 blast killed two people and destroyed part of a building.


Frank Rajkowski

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