New London-Spicer voters approve operating levy, deny linking it to inflation

New London-Spicer voters approved an operating levy for the school district, but they voted against allowing the $1,020 per student levy to increase with inflation.

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NEW LONDON — Voters in the New London-Spicer School District approved one question and turned away another in Tuesday’s election.

Voters approved a $1,020 per student operating levy by a vote of 1,516 to 1,273. The levy will last about 10 years and bring about $1.6 million in additional revenue to the district.

A second question to allow the levy to be increased by the rate of inflation was denied with 1,633 voting against and 1,151 voting in favor.

Renee Nolting was elected to a vacant seat on the School Board, receiving 2,331 votes.

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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: or phone 320-214-4340
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