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Tires hold down the roof Friday at the Mitchell Middle School. The roof was damaged by strong winds Jan. 15. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Mitchell school board OKs repairs to roof damaged by wind

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In a special meeting Friday, the Mitchell Board of Education approved an emergency request to fix a roof at the Mitchell Middle School damaged by strong winds Jan. 15.

The high wind gust recorded that day in Mitchell was 41 mph. Winds were even stronger the next day, when tires were placed on the roof to hold down its membrane.

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