Don't forget to vote: School, township elections today
Voters in the Byron and Grand Meadow school districts are going to the polls today to decide on major building bonds while voters in townships throughout will select some officers as well as set the budgets.
In Byron, voters can cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the middle school at 601 4th St. N.E. or at their township polling places. The referendum is whether to issue $25 million in bonds to build a new preschool through second-grade building.
The building would sit on land the district already owns near the elementary school and initially would house about 700 students.
The Grand Meadow School District is seeking voter approval for a $13.8 million project that would add 71,200 square feet to the present 103,000 square feet. New facilities would include another gym, more classrooms and more space for music. Some of the present space will be renovated to enlarge the school's technical areas, including small-engine repair, welding and woodworking.
Both districts are growing, and officials say they need more space to accommodate students.
Most township residents are voting on a supervisor and clerk, and to set budgets. Most townships also conduct their annual meetings in conjunction with elections.
Referendums: Results of the Byron and Grand Meadow referendums will be available tonight on Postbulletin.com and in Wednesday's print editions.
Townships: Township officers from the region are asked to report their results to the Post-Bulletin via email -- with the township name, county, attendance, election results, budgets and any other pertinent information to -- firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may call the newsroom at 507-285-7700.