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Work underway on $19.4M indoor pool in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Officials in Sioux Falls have started demolishing an outdoor pool as they prepare to begin work on an indoor facility.

The City Council in May approved $19.4 million in funding for the indoor pool at the city's Spellerberg Park. City residents in April had rejected a ballot measure for a new outdoor pool at the park following a campaign by a group pushing for an indoor complex.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Monday at the site of the outdoor pool, which will be razed over the next couple of weeks. Design of the indoor facility will be done over the fall and winter. Construction is to begin in the spring, with the facility opening in the fall of 2016.

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