Referendum fails to earn voter approval along with capital levy

Maple Lake residents cast their votes Tuesday evening, Nov. 8, at Maple Lake City Hall. A line extended to the doors earlier in the day, around 5:30 p.m., officials said. Voters came and went until the polls closed at 8 p.m. (Photo by Brenda Erdahl)

Voters denied the Maple Lake School district’s request for a referendum for operations and technology, Tuesday, Nov. 8.
All together, in the district’s nine precincts, 1,247 residents voted yes to question number one that called for a $584.18 per pupil operating levy which would have generated about $500,000 per year for the next 10 years. A total of 1,511 voters marked no.
Question number two, which called for a capital project levy that would have generated $100,000 to update and maintain technology, earned 1,155 yes votes and 1,495 no votes.

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