Moose Lake, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Taxpayers rejected a referendum Tuesday to fund a new $33 million K-12 school in Moose Lake.
The final vote tally was 1,138 - 646.
Those in favor of the proposed facility said a state–of–the–art school was long overdue.
Many others said they simply can't afford it.
School officials said a new school would have eliminated the ongoing structural maintenance issues at the current aging facility, and it's location within a flood plain, which resulted in significant damage last June.
$7.2 million of the proposed figure would have come from the state.
Tuesday's referendum was the fourth time voters in the district have been asked to vote on a new school in the last decade.
Indihar said he'll reach out to state lawmakers to come up with a new strategy.