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Luverne, Mountain Lake also pass school referendums

LUVERNE -- After all of the results were tabulated, four of the five area schools seeking voter approval for new operating referendums won at the ballot box.

LUVERNE -- After all of the results were tabulated, four of the five area schools seeking voter approval for new operating referendums won at the ballot box.

Luverne School District 2184 voters passed a 10-year, $0 increase operating levy of $763 per pupil by a wide margin, with 498 votes in favor (84.26 percent) to 93 votes in opposition (15.74 percent).

The margin of success was quite similar in Mountain Lake, where voters approved a 10-year, $0 increase operating levy of $1,300 per pupil. When the votes were tallied, there were 350 (83.93 percent) in favor; and 67 (16.07 percent) opposed.

Mountain Lake voters also elected four school board members, with just four names on the ballot. Results showed Tom Fast with 326 votes; Chad Pedersen with 288 votes; Pam Hoek with 310 votes and Julie Brugman with 278 votes.

Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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