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Polls open in Brainerd, PR-B school districts, city of Staples

Jim and Leanne Stuhr listened to election judge Rosemary Segler explain the deta

It’s Election Day for those who live within the Brainerd and Pine River-Backus school districts, as well as Staples city residents.

Voters in the Brainerd School District will cast ballots to decide two operating levy questions. The first question asks voters whether to support renewal of the $199.24 per pupil operating levy, 10-year levy. The second question asks for an additional $200 per pupil, a 5-year levy.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. For more information, visit and click on the blue starburst about the levy.

Pine River-Backus School District residents will be asked whether to support a building project and a renewal of a $1 per pupil operating levy.

The combined polling site at the Pine River-Backus Elementary School gymnasium will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Staples city residents will vote for the mayoral and three city council seats. The polling site at the Staples Community Center will be open from noon to 8 p.m. today.

Check back on later tonight (after polls close) for voting results.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.