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‘Yes’ to both ballot questions


Brainerd School District voters have spoken — and they said “Yes, Yes.”

Voters approved the first question, which asked for a renewal of $199.24 per pupil, with 7,036 yes votes, or 70.57 percent, to 2,934, or 29.42 percent.

Voters also approved the second question, which asked for an additional $200 per pupil levy, with 5,371 yes votes, or 53.92 percent, and 4,589 no votes, or 46.07 percent.

There were 506 absentee ballots cast.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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