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Dawson-Boyd school operating levy passes

Voters in the Dawson-Boyd School District approved an operating levy in Tuesday's election.

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DAWSONDawson-Boyd Public Schools will have an operating levy to replace one that is expiring.

Voters approved the $640 per pupil operating levy with 381 voting in favor and 149 voting against, according to unofficial results.

The 10-year levy will replace an expiring $270 per pupil levy. The current levy brings in $170,000 a year to help pay for district operations. The new levy would bring/would have brought in another $115,000.

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In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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