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Sioux Falls school named for McGovern progressing

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Sioux Falls school named for McGovern progressing
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A new middle school in Sioux Falls named after the late South Dakota Sen. George McGovern is starting to take shape.

KELO-TV reports construction should be done by June 2014 and the school will be open that fall.

It's located in the northwest part of the city and will have a similar layout to Memorial Middle School, which is in southwest Sioux Falls.

But George McGovern Middle School will have some unique features, including a separate auditorium for student performances or meetings, a large gymnasium and a new security system.

The school naming committee cited McGovern's advocacy against world hunger in choosing it.

McGovern died in October at age 90.

Associated Press