Voters approve school levy

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

With 78 percent of those casting ballots voting yes, either in person or absentee, the District 777 $1.5 million levy for the construction of a new sports facility easily passed Tuesday. The unofficial vote was 671 for and 191 against. In all, 862 votes were cast.

That vote total was substantially below turnout in the past two levy referendums conducted by the school district. The low turnout was most likely due to people staying away from the polls due to the coronavirus threat.

There were 1,959 votes cast for District 777’s $26.3 million building bond levy in August 2018 with it passing with support at nearly 70 percent of those who went to the polls. The final vote was 1,370 to 589, a margin of victory of 781 votes...


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