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Voters are seen Tuesday at the polling station at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. The district's levy question passed on a nearly 4-to-1 margin. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Strong support for school levy renewal in Willmar, Minn.


WILLMAR -- Willmar School District voters overwhelmingly approved a renewal of an operating levy for the district on Tuesday.

The vote was 3,944 in favor and 1,076 against the renewal of the $498.49-per-pupil levy. The total is unofficial until the results are canvassed by the School Board.

Of the 5,020 people who voted, 78.6 percent cast ballots in favor of the levy. About one-third of the district's eligible voters cast ballots.

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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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