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Some people have said that they are against the Pequot Lakes School District’s proposed capital bond referendum because they don’t want their taxes to go up. The fact is that the school district needs to make repairs to the facilities. So even if the referendum fails, residents’ taxes might go up almost as much just for those repairs. And then we wouldn’t get the additions that are needed to accommodate the growing student population.  

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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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