Voters in the Lake Park-Audubon school district in northwest Minnesota have approved property tax increases that will allow the district to build a new high school and overhaul its elementary school.
The referendum passed in the Tuesday election with 60 percent support. The final tally was 1,538 in favor, and 1,018 opposed.
Voters had rejected five previous tax referenda, but school leaders said this vote was unique because the district had a chance to use one-time, no-interest loans from the federal stimulus.
The $21 million plan will raise taxes on a $100,000 house by about $150 per year.