Good night for Northland schools after the passage of multiple levies

By KBJR News 1

November 5, 2013 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 12:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Voters across the Northland checked "Yes" on their ballots to fund their public schools.

Duluth, Hermantown, Hibbing and Crosby/Ironton School Districts all passed their levies during the November 5th election. Election results for the Red Lake School District referendum in Beltrami County have not been announced yet.

In Duluth, voters not only renewed the the current levy, they also narrowly passed the second referendum that will increase property taxes to allow for more funding for the Duluth School District. The district will see an additional $200 per pupil starting in 2014 and will be in place for the next 5 years.

In Hermantown, voters passed the referendum to go ahead with a $48.9 million long range plan to address infrastructure and safety issues with the school district's buildings.

And in both Hibbing and Crosby/Ironton School Districts, residents voted to renew their schools' current referendum that was set to expire.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com

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