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Unofficial Results Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Ballot Questions
The following list includes constitutional amendments, county, municipal, and school district questions.

Aitkin
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #001)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #001)

Anoka
School District Question 1 (ISD #011)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District No. 11 has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $165.62 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the portion of the school district's prior authorization which has expired. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be an increase of $33 per pupil over the school district's expired authorization. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District No. 11 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

School District Question 1 (ISD #012)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 12 (Centennial), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum ($689.17 per pupil) that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2010. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2010 for taxes payable in 2011 and applicable for five (5) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the expiring property tax referendum proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 12 (Centennial) be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE

School District Question 2 (ISD #012)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 12 (Centennial), Minnesota has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $295 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2009 for taxes payable in 2010 and applicable for six (6) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 12 (Centennial) be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

School District Question 1 (ISD #015)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 15, (St. Francis) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $290.00 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five (5) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 15 be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

School District Question 2 (ISD #015)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZAITON
Provided that Ballot Question 1 is approved, the board of Independent School District No. 15, (St. Francis) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $75.00 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five (5) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provide by law. If Ballot Question 1 above is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 15 be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

School District Question 1 (ISD #016)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 16 (Spring Lake Park), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum ($330.67 per pupil) that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2009. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the expiring property tax referendum proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 16 (Spring Lake Park) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE

School District Question 2 (ISD #016)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 16 (Spring Lake Park), Minnesota has also proposed to revoke the existing referendum revenue authorization of $524.58 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2012 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $849.58 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 16 (Spring Lake Park) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Becker
School District Question 1 (ISD #022)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 22, Detroit Lakes Public Schools, has proposed to revoke its existing referendum revenue authorization of $319.04 per pupil and replace that authorization with a new authorization that will increase its general education revenue to $457.04 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 22 be approved?

School District Question 1 (ISD #2889)
REVOCATION OF EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVAL OF NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2889 (Lake Park Audubon) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $500 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $750 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for seven years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2889 be approved?

Beltrami
School District Question 1 (ISD #038)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TO INCUR INDEBTEDNESS WITH A MAXIMUM EFFORT CAPITAL LOAN
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake Minnesota be authorized to incur indebtedness of the District in the amount not to exceed $35,042,475 for the purpose of Building, Renovations, Additions, Remodeling, and Demolition to the High School, Middle School, Red Lake and Ponemah Elementary Schools and Red Lake Early Childhood Center by applying for a loan from the State of Minnesota’s maximum effort school loan fund in such amount as may be available to the District? APPROVAL OF THIS QUESTION DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL RECEIVE A CAPITAL LOAN FROM THE STATE. THE LOAN MUST BE APPROVED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND IS DEPENDENT ON AVAILABLE FUNDING. Approve Maximum Effort Loan of $35,042,475 for school district buildings?

Carlton
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #095)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #095)

Chippewa
School District Question 1 (ISD #129)
SHALL THE INCREASE IN REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 129 (MONTEVIDEO SCHOOLS) BE APPROVED?
The school board of Independent School District No. 129 (Montevideo Schools), State of Minnesota, has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $503.35 per pupil, and to replace this authorization with a new authorization of $975 per pupil, effective for taxes payable in 2010. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

School District Question 1 (ISD #2180)
SHALL THE EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION BE REVOKED AND THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2180 (MACCRAY) BE APPROVED?
The School Board of Independent School District No. 2180 (MACCRAY), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the existing referendum revenue authorization of $501.03 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxess payable in 2011 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,1101.03 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Chisago
School District Question 1 (ISD #138)
APPROVING REVENUE TO AVOID ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT CUTS
The board of Independent School District No. 138 (North Branch Area Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $335 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 138 be approved? YES NO

School District Question 2 (ISD #138)
APPROVING REVENUE TO IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY, VOCATIONAL AND ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
The board of Independent School District No. 138 (North Branch Area Public Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by $140 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 138 also be approved? YES NO

Clay
School District Question 1 (ISD #152)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 152 (Moorhead Area Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $850 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for seven years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 152 be approved? Yes No BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #914)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #914)

Cook
County Question 1
COUNTY QUESTION 1
Shall Cook County impose a sales and use tax of one percent (1%) on all taxable transactions within Cook County to pay for all or a portion of the following projects and associated financing costs: (i) construction and improvement of a countywide high-speed communications infrastructure network; (ii) construction, improvements and additions to community centers and public recreation areas, including public parking areas, located in Grand Marais, Tofte and Lutsen; (iii) construction of and improvements to the Grand Marais Public Library; and (iv) construction and improvement of a district energy plant for public facilities in Grand Marais?

County Question 2
COUNTY QUESTION 2
Shall Cook County construct and equip a new telephone exchange as a part of the construction and improvement of a countywide high-speed communications information network?

Cottonwood
School District Question 1 (ISD #2898)
SHALL THE SCHOOL DISTRICT #2898 REFERENDUM REVENUE INCREASE BE APPROVED?
The Board of Independent School District #2898 (Westbrook Walnut Grove), has proposed to increase it's general education revenue authority to $700 per pupil. The additional $200 per pupil revenue will be used to finance school operations. The proposed 2010 property tax portion thereof will require an estimated tax rate of approximately 0.14140% of the referendum market value of the school district for taxes payable in 2010. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If this $700 proposed authority is passed, the pre-existing $500 will automatically be revoked. If the $700 proposed authority is not approved, the already existing $500 authority will remain in effect. Shall the School District #2898 referendum revenue increase be approved?

Dakota
School District Question 1 (ISD #006)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY FOR TECHNOLOGY
The board of Special School District No. 6 (South St. Paul Public Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 3.57% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase and installation of software and technology equipment and the support and maintenance of technology, with that technology concentrated in the areas of student computing and technology enhanced classrooms. This proposed authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2009. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $656,040 for taxes payable in 2010, the first year it is to be levied, which is less than the amount levied for taxes payable in 2009 under the expiring authority. The new levy authority would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $6,560,040. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. YES NO Shall the capital project levy for technology proposed by the board of Special School District No. 6 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #006)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Special School District No. 6 (South St. Paul Public Schools) has also proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $869.57 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,009.57 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES NO Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Special School District No. 6 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 1 (ISD #200)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 200 (Hastings) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,800,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities and building envelope and infrastructure improvements to various school facilities, including reroofing, window and entrance replacements, tuckpointing, piping replacement and the addition of charcoal filtration systems to drinking fountains and sinks? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #200)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 200 (Hastings) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $8,450,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities and mechanical and indoor air quality improvements to various school facilities, including replacement of mechanical ventilation and heating systems and controls; removal and replacement of water piping; and replacement of asbestos doors? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 3 (ISD #200)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 200 (Hastings) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of an addition to the Hastings Middle School facility; and the renovation of existing classroom facilities at the JFK and McAuliffe Elementary School facilities for use as kindergarten classrooms? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Dodge
School District Question 1 (ISD #531)
SHALL THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION BE REVOKED AND THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 531 BE APPROVED?
The board of Independent School District No. 531 (Byron) has also proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $126.10 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $504.40 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Douglas
School District Question 1 (ISD #207)
APPROVE RENEWED REFERENDUM LEVY
The school board of Independent School District No. 207 (Brandon Schools), State of Minnesota, has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $500 per pupil, which expires at the end of taxes payable year 2009, effective for taxes payable in 2010. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for six years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of existing revenue proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 207 (Brandon Schools) be approved? YES / NO BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #207)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL REFERENDUM LEVY
The School Board of Independent School District No. 207 (Brandon Schools), State of Minnesota, has proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional authorization of $200 per pupil, effective for taxes payable in 2010. The proposed authorization would be applicable for six years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Provided that a majority of school district voters approve School Ballot Question 1, shall the increase in revenue proposed by the School Board in Independent School District No. 207 also be approved? YES / NO BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Faribault
School District Question 1 (ISD #2860)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School district No. 2860 (Blue Earth Area Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing authorization of $650 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2860 be approved?

Fillmore
School District Question 1 (ISD #239)
REVOKING EXISTING REVENUE AUTHORIZATION AND APPROVING NEW REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson, has proposed to revoke its existing referendum revenue authorization of $840.19 per pupil and replace that authorization with a new authorization of $940.19 per pupil. The amount shall increase annually by the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 239 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Goodhue
School District Question 1 (ISD #2805)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2805, Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools, has proposed to replace its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $700 per pupil and increase it by $250 per pupil for a total referendum revenue authorization of $950 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Grant
School District Question 1 (ISD #261)
SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 261 BE APPROVED?
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION The board of Independent School District No. 261 (Ashby) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,400 per pupil. The porposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 261 be approved? NO BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION , YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #2342)
SHALL THE EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION BE REVOKED AND THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2342 (WEST CENTRAL AREA) BE APPROVED?
School District Ballot Question Revoking Existing Referendum Revenue Authorization; Approving New Authorization. The board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area) has proposed to revoke the existing referendum revenue authorization of $950 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2011 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,250 per pupil.The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES NO Shall the existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Hennepin
Charter Question 1 (City of Minneapolis-135)
CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 168. PROPOSAL TO CHANGE THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF ESTIMATE AND TAXATION
Should the City of Minneapolis adopt a change in its charter to the composition of the Board of Estimate and Taxation so that the Board's membership consists of the members of the City Council, with the actions of the Board subject to the powers and duties of the Mayor?

School District Question 1 (ISD #011)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District No. 11 has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $165.62 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the portion of the school district's prior authorization which has expired. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be an increase of $33 per pupil over the school district's expired authorization. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District No. 11 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

School District Question 1 (ISD #284)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 284 (Wayzata Public Schools) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,609.28 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,609.28 per pupil. The school district's actual referendum revenue authorization for any year shall not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 284 be approved?

School District Question 2 (ISD #284)
REVOKING PORTION OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 284 (Wayzata Public Schools) has also proposed to revoke a portion of its existing capital project levy authorization of 2.535% times the net tax capacity of the school district and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of 2.535% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed new authorization will raise approximately $3,116,710 for taxes payable in 2010, the first year it is to be levied. The proposed authorization would be applicable for ten years and the estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $31,167,104. The money raised by the proposed authorization will be used to provide funding for the acquisition, installation and support of improved technology and technology systems in various school district facilities, and the purchase of instructional equipment. The projects to be funded by the proposed authorization have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall a portion of the school district's existing capital project levy authorization be revoked and the new capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 284 be approved?

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #883)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #883)

Isanti
School District Question 1 (ISD #138)
APPROVING REVENUE TO AVOID ADDITIONAL SIGNIFICANT CUTS
The board of Independent School District No. 138 (North Branch Area Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $335 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 138 be approved? YES NO

School District Question 2 (ISD #138)
APPROVING REVENUE TO IMPROVE TECHNOLOGY, VOCATIONAL AND ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS
The board of Independent School District No. 138 (North Branch Area Public Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by $140 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 138 also be approved? YES NO

School District Question 1 (ISD #911)
SHALL THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION BE REVOKED AND THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 911 BE APPROVED?
The board of Independent School District No. 911 (Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $108.61 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $288.73 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

School District Question 2 (ISD #911)
IF SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 IS APPROVED, SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 911 ALSO BE APPROVED?
The board of Independent School District No. 911 (Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by $319.88 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Itasca
City Question 1 (City of Taconite-227)
ESTABLISH A GAS UTILITY
Should the City of Taconite establish a gas utility, either by construction, or by lease or purchase of gas services from a public utility commission?

School District Question 1 (ISD #319)
APPROVING REVENUE TO INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES
The board of Independent School District No. 319 (Nashwauk-Keewatin) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $700 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 319 be approved? YES NO BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 3 (ISD #319)
APPROVING REVENUE TO INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES
The board of Independent School District No. 319 (Nashwauk-Keewatin) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by $200 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 319 also be approved? YES NO BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #319)
APPROVING REVENUE TO INCREASE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES
The board of Independent School District No. 319 (Nashwauk-Keewatin) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by $400 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 319 also be approved? YES NO BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Jackson
School District Question 1 (ISD #330)
REVOKING EXISTING REVENUE AUTHORIZATION AND APPROVING NEW REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 330, Heron Lake-Okabena, has proposed to revoke its existing referendum revenue authorization of $1087.23 per pupil and replace that authorization with a new authorization of $2087.23 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provide by law. ______ Yes Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 330 be approved? ______ No BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Kanabec
School District Question 1 (ISD #332)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 332 (Mora) has proposed to renew the school district's existing authorization of $126.21 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 332 be approved? Yes or No BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE

School District Question 1 (ISD #333)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 333 (Ogilvie), Minnesota, has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $900 per pupil, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five (5) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 333 (Ogilvie) be approved? Yes or No BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Kandiyohi
School District Question 1 (ISD #2180)
SHALL THE EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION BE REVOKED AND THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2180 (MACCRAY) BE APPROVED?
The School Board of Independent School District No. 2180 (MACCRAY), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the existing referendum revenue authorization of $501.03 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxess payable in 2011 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,1101.03 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Koochiching
School District Question 1 (ISD #361)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION ; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 361 (International Falls) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $567.49 per pupil and to replace that authorization with an authorization of $567.49 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 361 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

School District Question 2 (ISD #361)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 361 (International Falls) has also proposed to increase its general education revenue by $70 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 361 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 1 (ISD #363)
APPROVAL OF SCHOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 363 (South Koochiching-Rainy River) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for a phased program of acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including acquisition and installation of instructional equipment, textbooks, supplies and improved technology systems, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?

Lac Qui Parle
School District Question 1 (ISD #2853)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2853, Lac Qui Parle Valley Schools, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $1,100 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.Shall the renewal of the referendum revenue authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2853 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.

Lake Of The Woods
School District Question 1 (ISD #390)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 390 (Lake of the Woods) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the acquisition and installation of technology; the acquisition of vehicles for transportation; the acquisition of curriculum materials; and the improvement and betterment of various educational and athletic facilities, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?

Le Sueur
School District Question 2 (ISD #392)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 REVOCATION OF PORTION OF EXISTING AUTHORIZATION; APPROVAL OF NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 392 (Le Center Public Schools) has proposed to revoke $251.03 per pupil of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $650 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

School District Question 1 (ISD #508)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION

School District Question 1 (ISD #2143)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2143 (Waterville-Elysian-Morristown) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,200 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $457.10 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for six years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Lincoln
School District Question 1 (ISD #402)
REVOCATION OF EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVAL OF NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No 402 (Hendricks Public Schools)has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $800.06 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,350 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for seven years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Mcleod
School District Question 1 (ISD #2687)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2687 (Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $500 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2010. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2011, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2687 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #2687)
INCREASING RENEWED REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION BY RATE OF INFLATION
In School District Ballot Question 1, the board of Independent School District No. 2687 (Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $500 per pupil for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2011. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the referendum revenue authorization renewed in that question be increased each year by the rate of inflation? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 3 (ISD #2687)
REVOCATION OF EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVAL OF NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2687 (Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools) has also proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $50 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $150 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2010, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2687 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Meeker
City Question 1 (City of Kingston-094)
SHALL THE CITY COUNCIL BE ALLOWED TO ISSUE LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR AT RETAIL?

School District Question 1 (ISD #463)
REVOKE EXISTING REFERENDUM
The Board of Independent School District No. 463, Eden Valley-Watkins, has proposed to revoke its existing referendum revenue authorization of $450 per pupil and replace that authorization with a new authorization of $700 per pupil. The amount shall increase annually by the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for seven years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 463 be

Mille Lacs
School District Question 1 (ISD #912)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #912)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $200 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Morrison
School District Question 1 (ISD #912)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #912)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 912 (Milaca Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $200 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 912 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Mower
School District Question 1 (ISD #492)
REVOCATION OF PORTION OF EXISTING AUTHORIZATION; APPROVAL OF NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 492 (Austin) has proposed to revoke $304.53 per pupil of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization and to replace that portion of the existing authorization with a new authorization of $531.32 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall a portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorizatioin be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 492 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Nicollet
School District Question 1 (ISD #508)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION

Pipestone
School District Question 1 (ISD #581)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 581 has proposed to revoke the school district’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $613.54 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1200.00 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. YES Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 581 be approved? NO BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Pope
School District Question 1 (ISD #611)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 611 BE APPROVED? The board of Independent School District No. 611(Cyrus) has proposed to renew the portion of the school districts's existing referendum authorization of $415.46 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2009. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2010, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. BY VOTING 'YES' ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #611)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
IF SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 IS APPROVED, SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 611 ALSO BE APPROVED? The board of Independent School District No. 611(Cyrus) has also proposed to renew the portion of the school districts's existing referendum authorization of $250 per pupil which is schedule to expire after taxes payable in 2010. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for nine years, beginning with taxes payable in 2011, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. BY VOTING 'YES' ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.

Ramsey
City Question 1 (City of St. Paul-140)
INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING CHARTER AMENDMENT
Shall Chapter 7 of the City Charter be amended to require that the method for electing the Mayor and City Council members be by Single Transferable Voting, sometimes known as Ranked Choice Voting or Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), which is a method without a separate primary election by which voters rank candidates for an office in order of preference on a single ballot: first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and so on; and votes are then counted in rounds until one candidate emerges with a majority of votes cast; and with ballot format and rules for counting votes adopted by ordinance?

Rice
School District Question 1 (ISD #2143)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2143 (Waterville-Elysian-Morristown) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,200 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $457.10 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for six years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Roseau
School District Question 1 (ISD #682)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 682 (Roseau) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including a phased program of repair, renovation, upgrading, equipping and construction of improvements to various school sites and facilities, including energy and air quality improvements; and acquisition and installation of instructional equipment and improved technology systems, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?

School District Question 2 (ISD #682)
REVOCATION OF PORTION OF EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 682 (Roseau) has proposed to revoke the $126.04 per pupil portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization that expires after taxes payable in 2011 and to replace that portion of the existing authorization with a new authorization of $326.04 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall a portion of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 682 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Saint Louis
CITY QUESTION 1 (City of Duluth-125)
PROPOSITION
Should the Duluth City Charter be amended to provide the Mayor the ability to appoint a communications and policy officer and a community relations officer and allow the job specifications for each position be established by City Council resolution? A "YES" vote is a vote in favor of allowing the Mayor to appoint a communications and policy officer and a community relations officer and that job specifications for those appointments will be established by City Council resolution. A "NO" vote is a vote against allowing the Mayor to appoint a communications and policy officer and a community relations officer.

CITY QUESTION 2 (City of Duluth-125)
PROPOSITION
The Duluth City Charter currently requires a city employee to take a leave of absense from city employment in order to run for any political office (except for a position on the board of education for the city of Duluth). Should the Carter be amended to required any permanent, full-time city employee to take a leave of absence from city employment only when running for the office of Mayor of the city of Duluth or city councilor for the city of Duluth but not for any other political office. A "YES" vote changes the current Charter language to require a city employee to take a leve of absence from city employment in order to run for the office of mayor of the city of Duluth but not for any other political office. A "NO" vote retains the current Charter language which requires a city employee to take a leave of absence from city emplyment in order to run for any political office except for a position on the board of education of the city of Duluth.

School District Question 1 (ISD #700)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall Independent School District No. 700 (Hermantown), Minnesota, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $58,420,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of public school sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Scott
School District Question 1 (ISD #717)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 717, Jordan, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by $375 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 717 be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #717)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
Provided that Ballot Question No. 1 is approved, the Board of Independent School District No. 717, Jordan, has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authorization by an additional $175 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 717 be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 1 (ISD #720)
RENEWAL OF PORTION OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 720 (Shakopee) has proposed to renew $529.75 per pupil of the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $545.33 per pupil which is scheduled to expire. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 720 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE

Sherburne
School District Question 3 (ISD #726)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) has proposed to increase its referendum revenue authority by $200 per pupil for taxes payable in 2010, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. Question 3 combined with Question 1 brings the total revenue authority to $931.28 per pupil. The additional revenue will be used to finance general school operations. The proposed referendum revenue authorization will be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If Question 1 and Question 2 above are approved, shall the additional increase in the referendum revenue authority proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) be approved? PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

School District Question 1 (ISD #726)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authority for $731.28 per pupil for taxes payable in 2010, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The additional revenue will be used to finance general school operations. The proposed referendum revenue authorization will be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of this referendum revenue authority and the increase in the referendum revenue authority proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) be approved? PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

School District Question 2 (ISD #726)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.851% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of technology and for other capital projects such as transportation equipment and deferred maintenance of school buildings. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $420,000 for taxes payable in 2010, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $4,200,000. If Question 1 above is approved, shall the capital project levy authority proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 726 (Becker) be approved? PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

School District Question 1 (ISD #727)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake), Minnesota has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $475 per pupil, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake) be approved? PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

School District Question 2 (ISD #727)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake), Minnesota has proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $145 per pupil, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If Question 1 above is approved, shall the additional increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake) be approved? PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES

Stearns
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #738)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #738)

School District Question 1 (ISD #739)
REVOKING EXISTING RERFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 739 (Kimball) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $275 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $550 per pupil. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for six years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase revenue in the proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 739 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 1 (ISD #741)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATIONS
The Board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) has proposed to revike the school district's existing rerendum revenue authorization of $415.60 per pupil and to replace that authorization with an authorization of $615.60 per pupil for taxes payable in 2010 and 2011 and an authorization of $815.60 for taxes payable in 2012 to 2019. The proposed new referendum revenue authorizations would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increases in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 741 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

Steele
School District Question 1 (ISD #756)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 756 (Blooming Prairie), Minnesota, has proposed to revoke the School District's existing referendum revenue authorization of $350.45 per pupil and to approve a new authorization of $700 per pupil, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

School District Question 2 (ISD #756)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
If Question 1 above is approved, the School Board of Independent School District No. 756 (Blooming Prairie), Minnesota, has proposed to increase its general education revenue by an additional $200 per pupil, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for three (3) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

School District Question 1 (ISD #2168)
SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2168 NRHEG PUBLIC SCHOOLS BE APPROVED?
The board of Independent School District No. 2168 NRHEG PUBLIC SCHOOLS has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $450 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Todd
School District Question 1 (ISD #2759)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2759, Eagle Valley Public Schools, has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $300 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 2 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2759 be approved?

Wabasha
School District Question 1 (ISD #2805)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2805, Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools, has proposed to replace its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $700 per pupil and increase it by $250 per pupil for a total referendum revenue authorization of $950 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for eight years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Wadena
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2155)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2155)

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2155)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2155)

Waseca
School District Question 1 (ISD #829)
SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 829 (WASECA) BE APPROVED?
The School Board of Independent School Dostrict No. 829 (Waseca), Minnesota has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,300 per pupil. The School District's existing referendum levy authority of $610 per pupil is expiring and the proposed referendum levy authority would result in an increase of $690 over such expiring referendum levy authority. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for six (6) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

School District Question 1 (ISD #2168)
SHALL THE INCREASE IN THE REVENUE PROPOSED BY THE BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2168 NRHEG PUBLIC SCHOOLS BE APPROVED?
The board of Independent School District No. 2168 NRHEG PUBLIC SCHOOLS has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $450 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Washington
School District Question 1 (ISD #200)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 200 (Hastings) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,800,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities and building envelope and infrastructure improvements to various school facilities, including reroofing, window and entrance replacements, tuckpointing, piping replacement and the addition of charcoal filtration systems to drinking fountains and sinks? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #200)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 200 (Hastings) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $8,450,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities and mechanical and indoor air quality improvements to various school facilities, including replacement of mechanical ventilation and heating systems and controls; removal and replacement of water piping; and replacement of asbestos doors? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 3 (ISD #200)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 200 (Hastings) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of an addition to the Hastings Middle School facility; and the renovation of existing classroom facilities at the JFK and McAuliffe Elementary School facilities for use as kindergarten classrooms? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Wright
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #883)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #883)

School District Question 1 (ISD #2687)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2687 (Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $500 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2010. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2011, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2687 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.

School District Question 2 (ISD #2687)
INCREASING RENEWED REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION BY RATE OF INFLATION
In School District Ballot Question 1, the board of Independent School District No. 2687 (Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $500 per pupil for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2011. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the referendum revenue authorization renewed in that question be increased each year by the rate of inflation? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

School District Question 3 (ISD #2687)
REVOCATION OF EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVAL OF NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2687 (Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Schools) has also proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $50 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $150 per pupil. This proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for five years, beginning with taxes payable in 2010, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2687 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.