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Citizens form committee to promote Willmar, Minn., school levy


WILLMAR -- A committee of citizens is gearing up to build support for the Nov. 8 operating levy referendum for the Willmar School District.

The district is seeking a renewal of a $498.49-per-pupil levy that has been in effect for 10 years.

The levy would not in-crease scho-ol property ta-xes. If it fails, school officials say they could be forced to chop more than $3 million out of a $40 million budget.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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