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KMS, Benson voters to go to polls

Voters in the Benson and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg school districts will go the polls today.

The voters in Benson will decide whether to provide more funding for school operations, and voters in the KMS district will decide whether to pay for school improvements.

KMS will have two questions on its ballot. The first question will ask voters if they want to approve issuing $9.5 million in bonds to pay for improvements at the district’s two school buildings, a high school in Kerkhoven and an elementary school in Murdock. The second question asks if they will approve another $1.26 million in bonds to build a new gym on the high school.

Benson Schools is asking voters to repeal an existing operating levy of $720 per pupil and replace it with a larger one of $1,200 per pupil for four years. The larger levy would provide an additional $432,000 a year for the next four years.

Polling places

- KMS polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Precinct One will vote at the Sunburg Community Center. It includes the city of Sunburg and the Kerkhoven, Norway Lake and Arctander townships.

Precinct Two will vote at the Murdock City Hall. It includes the city of Murdock and Camp Lake, Kildare, Dublin, Cashel, Grace and Louriston townships.

Precinct Three will vote at the Kerkhoven Civic Center. It includes the city of Kerkhoven and Hayes, Pillsbury, Woods, Mamre and St. John’s townships.

For more information, call the superintendent’s office at 320-264-1412.

- Benson will have one polling place for the entire school district. All voters in the district will cast their ballots from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Benson Armory.