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MINNEOTA – Voters in the Minneota Public School District faced a special election Tuesday with two questions. According to unofficial voting results, a proposal for an annual technology levy of $ 500,000 was accepted, while a proposed $ 7.6 million construction loan failed.

The first question on the ballot was a technology levy of $ 500,000 per year for 10 years. Minneota superintendent Dan Deitte said the technology donation will be used to fund and improve technology in schools in Minneota. It would affect everything from Minneota’s one-to-one technology program for students to professional and technical training equipment and infrastructure like computer servers.

The technology levy was 384. passed “Yes sir” Votes and 321 “No” Votes according to unofficial numbers.

The second question on the ballot was a $ 7.6 million building referendum that would fund several updates to schools in Minneota, including building a cafetorium, adding permanent toilets on the soccer field, and replacing the schoolyard and the school Parking lot.

The construction referendum received 325 “Yes sir” Votes and 379 “No” Votes according to unofficial numbers.

Deitte said the last time Minneota passed a construction loan was in 2017.

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