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Supporters of financially strapped Minnesota school districts will watch with interest as Pequot Lakes School District voters go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a $33.175 million school bond referendum.

What’s the mood of voters  in the first area election of 2011 as we continue to struggle with high unemployment and a slow economy? How will they gauge the needs of their schools against their own ability to contribute more during a tight economic time?

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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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