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Detroit Lakes operating levy overwhelmingly passes

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Detroit Lakes Public Schools will receive a financial boost next year as voters overwhelmingly approved an increased operating levy Tuesday.

The referendum passed by a 71 percent to 29 percent margin. Out of 2,263 votes cast, 1,613 votes were in favor of the levy, 649 against, with one spoiled ballot.

The levy will increase from $319 per pupil to $457 per pupil, with the district gaining over $400,000 in new operating revenue. The operating levy will last for 10 years.

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