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Red Wing voters renew school levy, but say no to projects

RED WING — Voters in the Red Wing school district opted Tuesday to renew the district's existing operating levy but turned down the other two questions on the ballot.

The levy accounts for about 15 percent of the district's budget and is $1,114.41 per pupil unit.

It passed 5,153 to 4,012.

The second question on the ballot, which could pass only if the first question passed, was for a $33.4 million facilities bond.

The money would have affected nearly every building in the district and was reported to not increase property taxes, but it would extend current bond payments by 18 years.


Question two failed, 5,755 to 3,337.

Question three also failed. The vote was 5153 to 4,012. In order for this question to pass, both questions one and two needed to pass.

Question three would have provided $4.6 million to renovate the district's athletic facilities and would have resulted in a $9 per year tax increase for a home valued at $100,000.

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