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It’s go-time for voters in the Detroit Lakes School District, as polls open Tuesday for a special school building bond referendum.

The $59 million plan will provide for a new K-3 elementary school, as well as a lengthy list of district-wide building improvements.


This is the only issue on the ballot, and it will be decided by a simple majority.

Once the polls close at 8 p.m. and the last ballot is cast Tuesday night, the counting begins immediately.

“But it takes some time,” said Colleen Schmit, the election judge for the Detroit Lakes School District.

“The ballots are machine counted, so as they count them, they’ll call it in to us.”

Schmit estimates the results to be available around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, at which time Superintendent Doug Froke will be called at the Administration Building with the results.

Paula Quam, Detroit Lakes Tribune