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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ballot Questions

The following list includes county, municipal, and school district questions.
 

Aitkin

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2580)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2580 (East Central) 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 construction of improvements to district facilities; and the acquisition of technology, curriculum materials, equipment and school buses, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
 

Anoka

CITY QUESTION 1 (Columbia Heights)
LIBRARY REFERENDUM
Shall the City of Columbia Heights provide for the construction of a new library through the issuance of General Obligation Library Bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $7,000,000? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Lino Lakes)
ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR STREET RECONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the City of Lino Lakes be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $3,150,000 to provide funds for street reconstruction and related upgrades of the existing storm water management system designated as the Shenandoah Area Improvements in the City's Five-Year Street Reconstruction Plan (2015-2019)? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Francis)
QUESTION 1
Shall Section 2.02 of the Charter of the City of St. Francis be amended as proposed by the Charter Commission to change the two year term for mayor to four years starting with the mayor elected in the 2014 general election and each mayor elected thereafter.
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Linwood Twp)
TOWN QUESTION NO. 1
Shall option B, providing for the appointment of the clerk by the town board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #12)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 12 (Centennial), Minnesota be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $49,935,000 for acquisition and betterment of school facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #12)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 12 (Centennial), Minnesota has proposed to revoke the existing referendum revenue authorization of $465.48 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $770.48 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. 12 (Centennial), Minnesota be approved? PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #13)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 13 (Columbia Heights Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $608.93 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 13 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 #13)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 13 (Columbia Heights Public Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 5.670% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $1,000,000 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $10,000,000. The money raised by the proposed authorization will be used to cover the following costs: deferred maintenance projects at various district facilities, including tuckpointing; repair and replacement of casework, windows and doors; track improvements; roof repair and replacement; plumbing repair and replacement; parking and driveway improvements; repair of water damage and siding repair and replacement; and mechanical and signage improvements; and acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, improved technology, technology systems, networks and infrastructure, and related training. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 13 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $409.67 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. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $98,030,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a classroom addition to the Rogers High School facility; the construction and equipping of a new E-8 school facility in Otsego; the construction and equipping of classrooms and gym space at Elk River High School; the construction and equipping of classrooms at Zimmerman Middle/High School; the construction and equipping of auditorium additions to the Rogers and Zimmerman High School facilities; the construction and equipping of early childhood additions to one elementary school in Rogers and one elementary school in Zimmerman; the construction and installation of safety and security improvements and upgrades to various district facilities; and the removal of portable classrooms and replacement with permanent structures? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Becker

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Pine Point Twp)
A RESOLUTION AND VOTE HAS BEEN PASSED TO MOVE THE ELECTIONS TO MARCH FOR TOWNSHIP OFFICERS THIS IS TO START IN MARCH 2016.
VOTE YES OR NO TO MOVE THE TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS TO THE 2ND TUESDAY IN MARCH, STARTING IN 2016
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Savannah Twp)
TOWNSHIP GENERAL ELECTION
SHALL THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MARCH OF EACH YEAR BE DESIGNATED AS THE DATE OF THE SAVANNAH TOWNSHIP GENERAL ELECTION?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #821)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
The school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) has proposed a project for the construction and equipping of an addition to the School District's existing grades 7-12 facility including sixteen classrooms, a gymnasium and locker rooms; and renovations to the existing facility including kitchen renovation, redesign of existing classroom space, music room improvements, additional office space for school human resources staff, and relocation of the elementary media center. To provide funds for the costs of the project, the school board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000. Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000 to provide funds for an addition to the grades 7-12 facility and related improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Beltrami

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #31)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $39,815,000 for acquisition and betterment of school facilities, including construction of a new fourth and fifth grade elementary school and renovation of the middle school's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #31)
APPROVAL OF LEVY TO OPERATE NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota has proposed to increase the School District's general education revenue by $180 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #447)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 447 (Grygla Gatzke Schools) has proposed a project for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including without limitation the acquisition of school buses. To provide funds for the project costs, the school board has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 6.286% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed authorization would raise approximately $92,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. The estimated cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $920,000. As a result, the projects are not required to receive a review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 447 be approved? BY VOTING YES ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES.
 
 

Benton

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Cloud)
EXTENSION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX
The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the existing 1/2 percent sales and use tax for the cities of St. Cloud, St. Augusta. St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park through 2038, subject to voter approval in each city. If the sales tax is extended in the City of St. Cloud, the authorizing legislation provides that it may be used to pay costs or pay debt service with respect to general obligation bonds issued for certain regional projects if approved by the voters. In the City of St. Cloud, shall the proceeds of the one-half percent sales and use tax be collected for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending no later than December 1, 2038, to pay for all or a part of the following regional projects (or debt service on general obligation bonds issued therefor): REGIONAL PROJECTS REGIONAL PARK LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of an interconnected system of recreational trails and facilities (including the Beaver Island and Wobegon Trails) in an amount not to exceed $10 million. REGIONAL COMMUNITY AND AQUATICS CENTER The development and construction of a Community Aquatics Center [to be located at Whitney Park] in St. Cloud in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. CLOUD REGIONAL AIRPORT Airport improvements including but not limited to land acquisition, runway, taxiway, utility, parking and terminal building improvements in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. CLOUD PROJECTS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS The development, acquisition, construction, and improvement of regional transportation infrastructure such as streets, roads and mass transit projects. In an amount not to exceed 60% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects. REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTERS The development, acquisition, construction, expansion and improvement of Regional Community Centers such as the Municipal Athletic Center, River's Edge Convention Center, Paramount Theatre and Arts Facility and Whitney Senior Center in an amount not to exceed 20% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects. REGIONAL PARKS LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of regional parks, trails and facilities in an amount not to exceed 20% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Sartell)
EXTENSION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
Explanation: The residents of Sartell, St. Joseph, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park currently collect a 1/2 percent sales and use tax which will expire on December 31, 2018. The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the existing 1/2 percent sales and use tax for the aforementioned cities through 2038, subject to voter approval in each city. If Sartell voters approve an extension, the first $900,000 collected annually will be used to fund the jointly funded regional projects identified below with the remaining annual sales tax funds distributed to the area cities pursuant to a Joint Powers Agreement. The area cities can use the remaining sales and use tax dollars for other projects in their individual cities. JOINTLY FUNDED REGIONAL PROJECTS Regional Trails - Interconnection of trail system, not to exceed $500,000 annually; Regional community/aquatics center, not to exceed $200,000 annually; Regional Airport, not to exceed $200,000 annually. SARTELL REGIONAL PROJECT ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENT OF REGIONAL PARK LAND AND OPEN SPACE, COMMUNITY & AQUATICS CENTER FACILITIES: All or part of the cost for acquisition of, betterment of, development of, and improvements to regional park land and open space which could include trails, recreational fields, pools, shelters, and similar facilities and for the cost for acquisition, betterment, construction and development of community center facilities which could include gymnasium space, aquatics/pool facilities, library/media resource facilities, community meeting rooms, senior center activity space, and similar facilities, in an amount not to exceed 50% of the tax revenues received by the City of Sartell. REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS: All or part of the cost for acquisition, betterment, and construction of new and reconstruction of existing regional roadways and related infrastructure which could include Pinecone Road, 50th Avenue South, 27th Street North, LeSauk Drive, and other regionally significant roadway corridors, in an amount not to exceed 50% of the tax revenues received by the City of Sartell. Shall the City of Sartell be authorized to continue the collection of a 1/2 percent sales and use tax through the year 2038 to pay for all or part of the above listed regional projects? To vote, complete the oval to the LEFT of your choice, like this ( ). Voters desiring to vote in favor of the question should complete the oval opposite the word "YES" next to the question. Voters desiring to vote against the question should complete the oval opposite the word "NO" next to the question.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Sauk Rapids)
CONTINUATION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
Explanation: The residents of Sauk Rapids, Saint Cloud, Saint Augusta, Saint Joseph, Waite Park and Sartell currently collect a one-half percent (1/2%) sales and use tax. The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the sales tax through 2038, subject to voter approval. The City of Sauk Rapids may not collect the tax unless it is approved by a majority of the voters at a general election. The collected tax revenue will be used to fund designated regional projects including development, acquisition, construction and improvement of regional recreational trail connections and facilities (not to exceed a combined $10 million from the six cities); improvements to the regional airport including runway, taxiway, utility, parking, and terminal buildings (not to exceed a combined $4 million from the six cities); and development and construction of a regional aquatics center (not to exceed a combined $4 million from the six cities), with remaining collected sales tax dollars shared by the cities for other projects that serve a regional area. If the 1/2 percent sales and use tax is approved, it may only be used for regional projects approved by a majority of the votes at a general election. If the sales tax is extended, the authorizing legislation provides that it may be used to pay costs or pay debt service with respect to general obligation bonds issued for certain regional projects. More than one project may be approved. Voters desiring to vote in favor of a question should completely fill in the oval opposite the word "YES" next to the question. Voters desiring to vote against a question should completely fill in the oval opposite the word "NO" next to the question. APPROVAL OF CONTINUATION OF 1/2 PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX Shall the City of Sauk Rapids be authorized to continue the collection of a 1/2 percent sales and use tax beginning January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2038, to fund designated regional projects, with a remaining aggregate amount of collected tax not pledged to designated regional projects estimated at $25 million to fund any or all of the Sauk Rapids projects described below and approved by the voters.
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Sauk Rapids)
ATHLETIC FACILITIES, RECREATIONAL PARKS, AND TRAILS
Shall 1/2 percent sales and use tax, up to the aggregate amount of collected tax not pledged to designated regional projects, be used to fund all or part of the cost for acquisition of, betterment of, development of, construction of, improvements to, and payment of debt service on bonds issued to fund new and existing regional athletic facilities, recreational parks and trails, and complementary recreational facilities, which could include regional athletic field houses, recreational fields, shelters and other community buildings, and similar recreational facilities.
 
CITY QUESTION 3 (Sauk Rapids)
REGIONAL ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS
Shall 1/2 percent sales and use tax, up to the aggregate amount of collected tax not pledged to designated regional projects, be used to fund all or part of the cost for acquisition, betterment and construction of and payment of debt service on bonds issued to fund new and reconstruction of existing regional roadway corridors and other regionally significant major roadway improvements.
 
CITY QUESTION 4 (Sauk Rapids)
SPORTS ARENA EAST IMPROVEMENTS
Shall up to $250,000 of the 1/2 percent sales and use tax be used to fund all or part of new improvements to the Sports Arena East facility.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #484)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 484 (Pierz Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,750,000 to provide for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of additions and improvements to the high school and elementary school sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Big Stone

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2853)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota has proposed to renew its existing property tax referendum of $866.00 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and 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. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota 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 1 (ISD #2888)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2888 (Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $673.11 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2888 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Blue Earth

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #458)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 458 (Truman Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $454.17 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. 458 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2071)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2071 (Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Area Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $80.55 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for seven years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
 
 

Carlton

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #97)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 97 (Moose Lake Community Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $34,700,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the predesign, design, construction, furnishing and equipping of a single new pre-k to grade 12 school facility and the demolition of all or part of the existing facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Carver

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Dahlgren Twp)
TOWN QUESTION
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #110)
APPROVAL OF BONDS FOR FACILITY ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 110, Waconia, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $75,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities, including to provide funds for improvements to relocated high school and middle school, construction of a new elementary school, air condition existing elementary buildings, security upgrades, multi-purpose activity fields and stadium improvements, deferred maintenance, refinancing of existing facilities, and land acquisitions? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Cass

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Powers Twp)
OPTION B TO APPOINT THE TOWNSHIP CLERK AND OR TREASURER
SHALL OPTION B, PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CLERK AND TREASURER BY THE TOWN BOARD, BE APDOPTED FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWN?
 
 

Chippewa

CITY QUESTION 1 (Maynard)
QUESTION TO ALLOW ISSUANCE OF SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSES TO ELIGIBLE LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS
"Should the Maynard City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to eligible establishments for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sunday's?"
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Watson)
QUESTION TO ALLOW ISSUANCE OF SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSES TO ELLIGIBLE LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS
Should the Watson City Council be allowed to issue licenses to eligible establishments for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2190)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2190 (Yellow Medicine East) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $695.00 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. 2190 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2853)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota has proposed to renew its existing property tax referendum of $866.00 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and 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. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE
 
 

Chisago

CITY QUESTION 1 (Wyoming)
ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR STREET RECONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the City of Wyoming be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $3,030,000 to provide funds for street reconstruction and related utility improvements designated as City Project No. 14-02? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. The City's existing street replacement fund is intended to be the primary source of payment for the bonds and amounts deposited in the fund each year are expected to be sufficient to pay principal of and interest on these bonds when due without additional tax or assessment for this purpose.
 
 

Clay

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #146)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 146 (Barnesville Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $552.17 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced a provided by law.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2527)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2527, Norman County West, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $951.86 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2016 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2527 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 1 (ISD #2854)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the School Boad of Independent School District No. 2854 (Ada-Borup School District) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,700,000 to provide funds for the betterment of various school sites and facilities, including the acquisition of equipment, furniture and fixtures? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Clearwater

CITY QUESTION 1 (Leonard)
SUNDAY ON-SALE LIQUOR LICENSE
Shall the City council be allowed to issue Sunday On-Sale Liquor License in the City of Leonard
 
 

Cottonwood

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Midway Twp)
MIDWAY QUESTION
"Shall the County be permitted to issue Sunday sales intoxicating liquor licenses to establishments within the town?"
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Southbrook Twp)
SOUTHBROOK QUESTION
"Shall persons who own or occupy real estate that adjoins a town road and is not a part of an incorporated municipality be required to remove rocks larger than five inches in diameter from and to cut, destroy or remove all weeds, grass and other plants up to three inches in diameter that grow upon the town road adjacent to their land?"
 
 

Crow Wing

CITY QUESTION 1 (Baxter)
EXTENSION OF SALES AND USE TAX
Shall the City of Baxter be authorized to (a) extend an existing sales and use tax of one-half of one percent (0.5%) and a motor vehicle excise tax of up to $20 per motor vehicle, and (b) issue its general obligation bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $40,000,000, plus the cost of issuing the bonds, to finance the acquisition and betterment of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water projects, and transportation safety improvements, and improvements to the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport? An affirmative vote would extend the tax through 2037 or until an additional $40,000,000 plus an amount equal to interest and issuance costs associated with the bonds hereby authorized to be issued is raised above the amount originally authorized to pay for $15,000,000 plus any interest and issuance costs on the bonds previously issued to finance projects previously authorized. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. Sales and use and excise taxes are intended to be the primary source of payment for the bonds and property taxes will increase only if sales and use and excise tax revenues are not sufficient to pay principal and interest on the bonds when due.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Brainerd)
EXTENSION OF SALES AND USE TAX
Shall the City of Brainerd be authorized to extend an existing sales and use tax of one-half of one percent (0.5%), with the revenues raised from such tax used solely to finance (1) an upgraded waste treatment facility jointly serving the cities of Brainerd and Baxter; (2) with any funds not needed for waste treatment facility improvements, water infrastructure improvements; and (3) with any funds not needed for waste treatment or water infrastructure improvements, trail improvements? An affirmative vote would extend the tax for an additional 18 years or until an additional $15,000,000 above the amount originally authorized to pay for $22,030,000 in wastewater treatment facility bonds is raised.
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Brainerd)
ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the City of Brainerd be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,130,000 to provide funds to finance the following capital improvements: HVAC upgrade at City Hall, Police, and Fire Stations; salt and sand storage building for the Public Works Facility; emergency preparedness upgrades at the Public Safety Facility; and repair and renovation of the City Hall, including repair to the entry stair and a façade update? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Garrison)
CHANGE TO PLAN A CITY
Shall the City of Garrison change from an elected Clerk-Treasurer Position to an appointed Clerk-Treasurer position?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #484)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 484 (Pierz Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,750,000 to provide for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of additions and improvements to the high school and elementary school sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Dakota

CITY QUESTION 1 (Randolph)
PROPOSAL FOR THE ADOPTION OF "OPTIONAL PLAN A" FORM OF GOVERNMENT
Shall the City change from a Standard Plan form of government, in which voters elect the clerk and treasurer, to an Optional Plan A form of government, in which the elected council appoints the clerk and treasurer?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #197)
APPROVE RENEWAL AND INCREASE OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION (TECHNOLOGY)
The school board of Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools) has proposed a project for the payment of certain technology costs, including costs of improving equity and access to current technology; the funding of costs related to the acquisition, replacement and maintenance of technology; and the funding of costs related to technology systems and infrastructure. The voters previously approved a capital project levy to provide funds for the project costs, which is set to expire in taxes payable year 2014. The school board proposes to renew and increase the capital project levy authorization in the amount of 2.198107% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed authorization would raise approximately $1,200,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. The estimated cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $12,000,000. The project has received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the renewal and increase of the capital project levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 197 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #197)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE FOR SECURITY
The school board of Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools) has proposed certain projects for the improvement of security at all school facilities district-wide, including without limitation the construction of secured entrances to school buildings and classrooms. To provide funds for the costs of the projects, the school board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $3,275,000. This project has received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools) be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $3,275,000 to provide funds for enhanced security of its school sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 3 (ISD #197)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE FOR STADIUM
If the voters of the School District approve both School District Ballot Questions 1 and 2, the school board of Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools) has additionally proposed a project for the construction and equipping of a stadium to be located at Henry Sibley High School. To provide funds for the costs of the project, the school board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,585,000. This project has received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. If School District Ballot Questions 1 and 2 are both approved by the voters, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools) additionally be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,585,000 to provide funds for the construction and equipping of a new stadium to be located at Henry Sibley High School? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Douglas

CITY QUESTION 1 (Brandon)
SUNDAY LIQUOR BALLOT
Shall the Brandon City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2149)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2149 (Minnewaska Area Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $8,750,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including at Minnewaska Area High School: roof replacement, masonry, wall, window, water-damaged interior area, athletic track, and tennis court surface repairs, security and safety improvements, exterior and parking lot lighting and surface improvements; at Minnewaska Area Elementary School: roofing, electrical, masonry, wall and parking lot improvements; renovation of portions of the building to meet ECFE/ECSE and K-3 instructional programs, security and safety improvements, and installation of a new public address system; at Minnewaska Area Day Treatment Center: emergency mechanical and building envelope maintenance; and Districtwide: install video intercom systems in all buildings, asbestos abatement, and technology infrastructure improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2149)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2149 (Minnewaska Area Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.429% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds to cover costs related to the replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $200,000 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $2,000,000. If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2149 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION,YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2342)
REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,851 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 existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Are), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION , YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2342)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
If Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for betterment of the School District's three facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Faribault

CITY QUESTION 1 (Frost)
SUNDAY LIQUOR QUESTION
Shall special licenses be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor on Sundays in the City of Frost?
 
 

Fillmore

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #239)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS TO SUPPORT COOPERATIVE FACILITIES GRANT
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $38,165,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new EC-12 school? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2198)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2198 (Fillmore Central), Minnesota has proposed to renew the existing property tax referendum authorization of $292.15 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and 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. 2198 (Fillmore Central) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS ALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE
 
 

Freeborn

CITY QUESTION 1 (Hollandale)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
 

Goodhue

CITY QUESTION 1 (Lake City)
ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE A PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY
The City of Lake City is asking voter approval to issue and sell its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,100,000 to finance the construction and equipping of a new public safety facility on City-owned property, which will house the City's public safety and emergency personnel and vehicles, including without limitation police, fire, and ambulance services. Shall the City of Lake City be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,100,000 to provide funds to finance a public safety facility?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #813)
APPROVE RENEWED REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 813 (Lake City Public Schools) has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $987.01 per pupil, which expires at the end of taxes-payable year 2015. The authorization proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2016, and would increase annually by the rate of inflation as determined by statute, provided that actual referendum revenue authorization for any year would not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. This authorization would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 813 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #813)
APPROVE INCREASE IN REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, the school board of Independent School District No. 813 (Lake City Public Schools) has proposed an increase to the school district's referendum revenue authorization of an additional $152.17 per pupil. The total authorization amount of $1,139.18 per pupil proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2015, and would increase annually by the rate of inflation as determined by statute, provided that actual referendum revenue authorization for any year would not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. This authorization would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law, and would be intended for maintenance and other capital costs of the School District. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 813 also be approved?
 
 

Grant

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Erdahl Twp)
SUNDAY INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Shall Erdahl Township be permitted to issue Sunday Sales of intoxicating liquor licenses to establishments within the Township?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #261)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 261 (Ashby) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $903.11 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. 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 261 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 1 (ISD #264)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No 264, Herman-Norcross, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $654.81 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2015 and would be applicable for seven (7) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 264 by approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AS EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #264)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 264, Herman-Norcross, has proposed a capital project levy in the maximum amount of 1.22% times the net tax capacity of the District. The proposed capital project levy will raise $50,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied and would be applicable for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $500,000. The money raised by the proposed capital project levy authorization would be used for bus and van fleet replacement, roof replacement and repairs, technology equipment upgrades, technology support, and replacement of asbestos tiles in the elementary wing. The projects are not required to receive a review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 264 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2342)
REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,851 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 existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Are), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION , YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2342)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
If Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for betterment of the School District's three facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Hennepin

CITY QUESTION 1 (Excelsior)
IMPROVING THE COMMONS BY IMPOSING A GENERAL SALES TAX
Should a general sales tax be imposed in the City of Excelsior at a rate of up to 1% for the purpose of improving The Commons?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Minneapolis)
FILING FEE FOR CITY ELECTED OFFICES
Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to increase the filing fees for candidates seeking City elected offices from the current fee of $20 for each office to $500 for the office of Mayor, $250 for the office of Council Member, $100 for the office of Board of Estimate and Taxation Member, and $100 for the office of Park & Recreation Commissioner and, as an alternative to payment of a filing fee, allow a candidate to submit a petition of voter signatures as provided in state law?
 
CITY QUESTION 2 (Minneapolis)
REMOVE MANDATORY FOOD REQUIREMENTS FOR WINE LICENSES
Shall the Minneapolis City Charter be amended to remove the requirement that businesses holding on-sale wine licenses in the City must serve food with every order of wine or beer and to remove mandatory food to wine and beer sales ratios?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #110)
APPROVAL OF BONDS FOR FACILITY ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 110, Waconia, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $75,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities, including to provide funds for improvements to relocated high school and middle school, construction of a new elementary school, air condition existing elementary buildings, security upgrades, multi-purpose activity fields and stadium improvements, deferred maintenance, refinancing of existing facilities, and land acquisitions? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #272)
APPROVE RENEWED AND INCREASED REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 272 (Eden Prairie Schools) has proposed to renew a portion of its referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $589.33 per pupil, which expires at the end of taxes-payable year 2014, and to increase this authorization by $700 per pupil. The total authorization amount of $1,289.33 per pupil proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2015, and would increase annually by the rate of inflation as determined by statute, provided that actual referendum revenue authorization for any year would not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. This authorization would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal and increase of the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 272 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #272)
APPROVE ADDITIONAL INCREASE IN REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, the school board of Independent School District No. 272 (Eden Prairie Schools) has proposed an additional increase to the school district's referendum revenue authorization of $150 per pupil. The total authorization amount of $1,439.33 per pupil proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2015, and would increase annually by the rate of inflation as determined by statute, provided that actual referendum revenue authorization for any year would not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. This authorization would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the additional increase in the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 272 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #277)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 277 has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authorization, which is set to expire after taxes payable in 2015, in an amount equal to $674.44 per pupil. The revenue would be used to fund school operations. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2016 and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 277 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 #277)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECTS LEVY FOR TECHNOLOGY
The board of Independent School District No. 277 has proposed to renew its technology capital project levy authorization of 3.400% times the net tax capacity of the School District and increase the amount collected up to the amount authorized by voters. This authorization would renew the School District's existing authorization that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds for the infrastructure and network improvements, technical staff support, classroom technology, device replacement, and digital curriculum and testing. This levy does not require a review and comment from the Commissioner of Education since it is solely related to technology. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $1,047,766 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $10,477,660. Shall the technology capital project levy authorization proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 277 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #281)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 281 (Robbinsdale Area Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,418.94 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 281 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 #281)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION TO FUND TECHNOLOGY
The board of Independent School District No. 281 (Robbinsdale Area Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 4.207% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds to increase technology access for students and staff through the acquisition, installation, replacement, support, and maintenance of software, applications, digital curriculum and resources, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, and infrastructure, and related training. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $3,500,000 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $35,000,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 281 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #282)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 282 (St. Anthony-New Brighton) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $987.60 per pupil and to increase its general education revenue by the following amounts for taxes payable in the years specified: • $1,068.35 per pupil for taxes payable in 2015 through 2017 • $1,149.11 per pupil for taxes payable in 2018 through 2020 • $1,229.86 per pupil for taxes payable in 2021 through 2024 Shall the increase in revenue porposed by the board of Independent School District No. 282 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #282)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 282 (St. Anthony-New Brighton) has proposed a capital project levy in the amount of 6.198% of the net tax capacity of the school district for taxes payable in 2015 through 2024. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $450,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total costs of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $4,500,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. The money raised by the capital project levy authorization will be used to provide funds for the purchase, replacement and maintenance of curriculum and technology for school instruction. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 282 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $409.67 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. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $98,030,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a classroom addition to the Rogers High School facility; the construction and equipping of a new E-8 school facility in Otsego; the construction and equipping of classrooms and gym space at Elk River High School; the construction and equipping of classrooms at Zimmerman Middle/High School; the construction and equipping of auditorium additions to the Rogers and Zimmerman High School facilities; the construction and equipping of early childhood additions to one elementary school in Rogers and one elementary school in Zimmerman; the construction and installation of safety and security improvements and upgrades to various district facilities; and the removal of portable classrooms and replacement with permanent structures? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #877)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 877 (Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $33,050,000 to provide for safety and security improvements and upgrades to district sites and facilities; the completion of various deferred maintenance projects; the acquisition and installation of technology and the upgrading of technology infrastructure; and the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction of additions to and the remodeling, repair, renovation, upgrading and equipping of various district facilities and activity venues?
 
 

Houston

CITY QUESTION 1 (Spring Grove)
LIQUOR STORE ADVISORY REFERENDUM SPRING GROVE MINNESOTA
1. I recommend that the City of Spring Grove cease Municipal Liquor Store operations and sell the assets. 2. I recommend that the City of Spring Grove continue the operation of the Municipal Liquor Store.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #239)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS TO SUPPORT COOPERATIVE FACILITIES GRANT
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $38,165,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new EC-12 school? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #297)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION REVOKING EXISTING REVENUE AUTHORIZATION AND APPROVING NEW REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 297, Spring Grove, has proposed to revoke its existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,461.50 per pupil, which is scheduled to expire in 2015, and replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,217.50 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2015 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 297 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #299)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 299 (Caledonia Area Public Schools) 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, facilities and equipment, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
 

Hubbard

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Clay Twp)
TERM OF OFFICE
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #31)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
Shall the board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $39,815,000 for acquisition and betterment of school facilities, including construction of a new fourth and fifth grade elementary school and renovation of the middle school's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #31)
APPROVAL OF LEVY TO OPERATE NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota has proposed to increase the School District's general education revenue by $180 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. If Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 31 (Bemidji), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #821)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
The school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) has proposed a project for the construction and equipping of an addition to the School District's existing grades 7-12 facility including sixteen classrooms, a gymnasium and locker rooms; and renovations to the existing facility including kitchen renovation, redesign of existing classroom space, music room improvements, additional office space for school human resources staff, and relocation of the elementary media center. To provide funds for the costs of the project, the school board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000. Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000 to provide funds for an addition to the grades 7-12 facility and related improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Isanti

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Francis)
QUESTION 1
Shall Section 2.02 of the Charter of the City of St. Francis be amended as proposed by the Charter Commission to change the two year term for mayor to four years starting with the mayor elected in the 2014 general election and each mayor elected thereafter.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #332)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 332 (Mora) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $18,370,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities and sites, including the construction and equipping of an addition to the Trailview Elementary School facility and site; the sale or demolition of the Fairview Elementary School facility and site; and the completion of the improvements and various maintenance projects at the high school facility and site?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $409.67 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. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $98,030,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a classroom addition to the Rogers High School facility; the construction and equipping of a new E-8 school facility in Otsego; the construction and equipping of classrooms and gym space at Elk River High School; the construction and equipping of classrooms at Zimmerman Middle/High School; the construction and equipping of auditorium additions to the Rogers and Zimmerman High School facilities; the construction and equipping of early childhood additions to one elementary school in Rogers and one elementary school in Zimmerman; the construction and installation of safety and security improvements and upgrades to various district facilities; and the removal of portable classrooms and replacement with permanent structures? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Itasca

CITY QUESTION 1 (Grand Rapids)
CITY SALES TAX
Shall the City of Grand Rapids be authorized to establish a sales tax of 1% to finance the costs of street and transportation infrastructure improvements within the City's five year Capital Improvement Plan for the years 2016 through 2020?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Nashwauk)
SEPARATION FROM NASHWAUK TOWNSHIP
Should the City of Nashwauk separate from Nashwauk Township for elections and assessment of taxes? Yes No BY VOTING YES ON THE BALLOT QUESTION YOU will be removing the city resident from paying the township portion of taxes.
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Liberty Twp)
UN-ORGANIZE LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
Vote "Yes" to un-organize Liberty Township
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #319)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 319 (Nashwauk-Keewatin) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 7.7463% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds to cover costs related to improvement and maintenance of district buildings and grounds, support and maintenance of technology, and the purchase and replacement of software and technology. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $250,000 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $2,500,000. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 319 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Jackson

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2907)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2907, Round Lake-Brewster, has proposed to revoke its existing referendum revenue authorization, equal to $1,123.52 per pupil, and replace it with a referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $1,547.52 per pupil, resulting in an increase in its referendum revenue authorization of $424 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation, would be effective for taxes payable in 2015, and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the revocation of the existing authorization and increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2907 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Kanabec

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #332)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 332 (Mora) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $18,370,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities and sites, including the construction and equipping of an addition to the Trailview Elementary School facility and site; the sale or demolition of the Fairview Elementary School facility and site; and the completion of the improvements and various maintenance projects at the high school facility and site?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2580)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2580 (East Central) 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 construction of improvements to district facilities; and the acquisition of technology, curriculum materials, equipment and school buses, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
 

Kandiyohi

CITY QUESTION 1 (Atwater)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowing centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Regal)
SHOULD THE CITY OF REGAL HAVE SUNDAY LIQUOR?
"SHALL THE CITY COUNCIL BE PERMITTED TO ISSUE ON-SALE LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR AT RETAIL ON SUNDAYS IN THE CITY OF REGAL IN ACCORDANCE TO THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC LIQUOR RULES?"
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #345)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 0345 (New London-Spicer Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $14,630,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including a performing arts center, gymnasium with an attached community fitness center and suspended walking track, cafetorium learning center at Prairie Woods Elementary, and remodeling to the High School and Middle School sites? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #741)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF BOND ISSUE AND CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) has proposed a project for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including ventilation upgrades and repairs; boiler repairs and burner upgrades; carpet, sinks and plumbing replacements; window renovations; roof repairs and replacements; telephone system upgrades; safety and security upgrades; air duct, steam trap and door repairs; acquisition of vehicles; locker upgrades; repair and replacement of parking lots, the track surface, fields and fire lanes; acquisition of the U.S. Army Reserve Center site and facilities located in Paynesville and improvements thereto; construction of well and irrigation improvements; and the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. To provide funds for the portion of the project costs to be funded by bond proceeds, the board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,030,000. To provide funds for the technology portion of the project costs to be funded by capital project levy proceeds, the school board has, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.63, proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 3.267% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy will raise approximately $240,000 for taxes payable in 2015 the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded by the capital project levy authorization is approximately $2,400,000. Shall the issuance of the general obligation school building bonds and the capital project levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 741 be approved? Shall the issuance of the general obligation school building bonds and the capital project levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 741 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #741)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,800,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a gymnasium/community center project? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2396)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2396, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $804.65 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2016 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2396 be approved?
 
 

Kittson

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #356)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 356 (Lancaster) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $800 per pupil. The 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. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 356 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2171)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2171 (Kittson Central School District) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $3,846 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school's prior authorization of $2,720.68 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2171 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Koochiching

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #361)
APPROVAL OF SEVEN MEMBER SCHOOL BOARD
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 361 consist of seven members?
 
 

Lac Qui Parle

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Maxwell Twp)
COMBINING THE CLERK & TREASURER POSITION
Shall option D, providing for combining of the offices of Clerk and Treasurer as an elected position, be adopted for government of the Town of Maxwell?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2190)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2190 (Yellow Medicine East) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $695.00 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. 2190 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2853)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota has proposed to renew its existing property tax referendum of $866.00 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and 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. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota 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

COUNTY QUESTION 1
APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY AUDITOR-TREASURER
May the Lake County Board of Commissioners implement the resolution that the office of the county auditor-treasurer be filled through appointment (hiring) by the county after the expiration of the next term on January 6, 2019 or a vacancy?
 
COUNTY QUESTION 2
APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY RECORDER
May the Lake County Board of Commissioners implement the resolution that the office of the county recorder be filled through appointment (hiring) by the county after the expiration of the next term on January 6, 2019 or a vacancy?
 
 

Le Sueur

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Cordova Twp)
EXTENSION OF TERM
SHALL THE TERM OF OFFICE FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS BE 6 YEARS?
 
 

Lincoln

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Hope Twp)
TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR FOR SIX YEAR TERM
Shall the term of office for the township supervisor be for six years?
 
 

Lyon

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #415)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 415 (Lynd Public School) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of 640.07 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,615.00 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the portion of the school district's existing authorization which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed new referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, 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. 415 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Mcleod

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2159)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2159 (Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $180 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. 2159 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Marshall

CITY QUESTION 1 (Middle River)
ALLOWING ON-SALE SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to clubs and/or restaurants for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #441)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERNDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 441 (Marshall County Central) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum authorization of $529.83 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 441 be approved? BY VOTIING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION. YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAC REFERNDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #447)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 447 (Grygla Gatzke Schools) has proposed a project for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including without limitation the acquisition of school buses. To provide funds for the project costs, the school board has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 6.286% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed authorization would raise approximately $92,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. The estimated cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $920,000. As a result, the projects are not required to receive a review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 447 be approved? BY VOTING YES ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES.
 
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 a phased program of acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including acquisition and installation of instructional equipment, textbooks, transportation vehicles, 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?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2176)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2176 (Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $2,200 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $1,883.31 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014 . The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2176 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Martin

CITY QUESTION 1 (Dunnell)
TO CONSIDER THE ISSUANCE OF ON-SALE LIQUOR LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR AT RETAIL ON SUNDAY
Shall the City be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liqour at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #458)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 458 (Truman Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $454.17 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. 458 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Meeker

CITY QUESTION 1 (Grove City)
CITY QUESTION 1
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #741)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF BOND ISSUE AND CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) has proposed a project for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including ventilation upgrades and repairs; boiler repairs and burner upgrades; carpet, sinks and plumbing replacements; window renovations; roof repairs and replacements; telephone system upgrades; safety and security upgrades; air duct, steam trap and door repairs; acquisition of vehicles; locker upgrades; repair and replacement of parking lots, the track surface, fields and fire lanes; acquisition of the U.S. Army Reserve Center site and facilities located in Paynesville and improvements thereto; construction of well and irrigation improvements; and the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. To provide funds for the portion of the project costs to be funded by bond proceeds, the board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,030,000. To provide funds for the technology portion of the project costs to be funded by capital project levy proceeds, the school board has, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.63, proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 3.267% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy will raise approximately $240,000 for taxes payable in 2015 the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded by the capital project levy authorization is approximately $2,400,000. Shall the issuance of the general obligation school building bonds and the capital project levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 741 be approved? Shall the issuance of the general obligation school building bonds and the capital project levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 741 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #741)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,800,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a gymnasium/community center project? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2396)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2396, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $804.65 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2016 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2396 be approved?
 
 

Mille Lacs

CITY QUESTION 1 (Milaca)
APPROVAL OF BONDS FOR PARK IMPROVEMENTS
Shall the Milaca City Council be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in the amount not to exceed $475,000 for the purpose of making the following park improvements: a building with community room, warming house, and bathrooms, splash pad, and playground equipment for Rec Park? BY VOTING 'YES' ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Morrison

CITY QUESTION 1 (Little Falls)
SALES TAX FOR CAPITAL COSTS, ACQUISITION AND BETTERMENT OF THE LITTLE FALLS AREA RECREATIONAL COMPLEX
Shall the Little Falls City Council impose by Ordinance, a sales and use tax of one-half of one percent (1/2%) for the purpose of paying capital costs for the construction of the Little Falls Area Recreational Complex including, but not limited to, property acquisition, restrooms, picnic shelters, community facility, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, all wheel park, splash pad, access roadways, utilities, and parking lots, as well as hiking and biking trails within the Complex and throughout the community.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #484)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 484 (Pierz Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,750,000 to provide for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of additions and improvements to the high school and elementary school sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #486)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 486 (Swanville Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $361.57 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 increase in revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 486 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Mower

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #495)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 495 (Grand Meadow) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the repair, remodeling, renovation, upgrading, equipping and construction of a physical education gymnasium, high school classrooms and additions and improvements to the Grand Meadow School and site?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #500)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 500 Adams, Minnesota has proposed to revoke the School District's existing referendum revenue authorization of $738.33 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2018 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,628.21 per pupil, subject to an annual increase at the rate of inflation for (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. 500, Adams, Minnesota be approved?
 
 

Murray

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2689)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2689 (Pipestone), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2017 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,845 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. 2689 (Pipestone), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Nicollet

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Belgrade Twp)
TOWN QUESTION OPTION A
"SHALL OPTION A, PROVIDING FOR A FIVE-MEMBER TOWN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, BE ADOPTED FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF BELGRADE TOWNSHIP?"
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Granby Twp)
TOWN QUESTION SUPERVISOR TERM
SHOULD THE TERM OF SUPERVISOR BE CHANGED FROM FOUR (4) TO SIX (6) YEARS SO ONLY ONE SUPERVISOR IS ELECTED EVERY TWO (2) YEARS?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2310)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2310 (Sibley East Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $43,045,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new elementary school facility in Gaylord; the sale or demolition of the existing school facility in Gaylord; and the renovation, repair, remodeling, equipping and construction of additions and improvements to the existing school site and facility in Arlington to convert that facility into a high school/middle school facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Nobles

CITY QUESTION 1 (Wilmont)
CONTRACTED LAW ENFORCEMENT
Shall the City of Wilmont continue with the contracted law enforcement services provided by the Nobles County Sheriff's Department? By voting "Yes" on this ballot question, you are voting for the continuance of contracted law enforcement services with the Nobles County Sheriff's Department.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #518)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 518 (Worthington) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $500 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $366.60 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 518 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2907)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2907, Round Lake-Brewster, has proposed to revoke its existing referendum revenue authorization, equal to $1,123.52 per pupil, and replace it with a referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $1,547.52 per pupil, resulting in an increase in its referendum revenue authorization of $424 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation, would be effective for taxes payable in 2015, and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the revocation of the existing authorization and increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2907 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Norman

CITY QUESTION 1 (Ada)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall the Ada City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to hotels, clubs, restaurants, and exclusive liquor stores for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2215)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2215 (Norman County East), Minnestoa has proposed to revoke the School District's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,863.94 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2018 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,863.94 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. 2215 (Norman County East), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2215)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2215 (Norman County East), Minnesota has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 10.46% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the costs of transportation services, improving and repairing school sites and buildings and equipping school buildings with permanent attached fixtures, including repairing and maintaining facilities, purchasing curriculum and upgrading security and technology. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $275,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $2,750,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2215 (Norman County East), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2527)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 2527, Norman County West, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $951.86 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2016 and would be applicable for ten (10) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 2527 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 1 (ISD #2854)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the School Boad of Independent School District No. 2854 (Ada-Borup School District) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,700,000 to provide funds for the betterment of various school sites and facilities, including the acquisition of equipment, furniture and fixtures? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Otter Tail

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #146)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 146 (Barnesville Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $552.17 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced a provided by law.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #261)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 261 (Ashby) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $903.11 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. 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 261 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 1 (ISD #545)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 545 (Henning) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 4.827% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds to cover costs related to roof replacement, school bus replacement, support and maintenance of technology, and the purchase and replacement of software and technology. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $205,000 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $2,050,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 545 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #821)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
The school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) has proposed a project for the construction and equipping of an addition to the School District's existing grades 7-12 facility including sixteen classrooms, a gymnasium and locker rooms; and renovations to the existing facility including kitchen renovation, redesign of existing classroom space, music room improvements, additional office space for school human resources staff, and relocation of the elementary media center. To provide funds for the costs of the project, the school board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000. Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000 to provide funds for an addition to the grades 7-12 facility and related improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2342)
REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,851 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 existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Are), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION , YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2342)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
If Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for betterment of the School District's three facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Pennington

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2906)
APPROVAL TO RENEW SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No.2906 Red Lake County Central has proposed to renew its general education revenue by $1084.55 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2906 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT'S SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Pine

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #97)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 97 (Moose Lake Community Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $34,700,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the predesign, design, construction, furnishing and equipping of a single new pre-k to grade 12 school facility and the demolition of all or part of the existing facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2580)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2580 (East Central) 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 construction of improvements to district facilities; and the acquisition of technology, curriculum materials, equipment and school buses, with said bonds to be repaid from funds on hand and available in the debt redemption fund of the school district?
 
 

Pipestone

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2689)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2689 (Pipestone), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2017 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,845 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. 2689 (Pipestone), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Polk

CITY QUESTION 1 (Gully)
SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES
Shall the City of Gully allow the sale of on sale liquor on Sunday?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2176)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2176 (Warren-Alvarado-Oslo Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $2,200 per pupil. A portion of this proposed referendum revenue authorization would replace the school district's prior authorization of $1,883.31 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014 . The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2176 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2906)
APPROVAL TO RENEW SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No.2906 Red Lake County Central has proposed to renew its general education revenue by $1084.55 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2906 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT'S SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Pope

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #743)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION TO FUND TECHNOLOGY
The board of Independent School District No. 743 (Sauk Centre) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.336% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $100,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for six years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $600,000. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 743 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2149)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2149 (Minnewaska Area Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $8,750,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including at Minnewaska Area High School: roof replacement, masonry, wall, window, water-damaged interior area, athletic track, and tennis court surface repairs, security and safety improvements, exterior and parking lot lighting and surface improvements; at Minnewaska Area Elementary School: roofing, electrical, masonry, wall and parking lot improvements; renovation of portions of the building to meet ECFE/ECSE and K-3 instructional programs, security and safety improvements, and installation of a new public address system; at Minnewaska Area Day Treatment Center: emergency mechanical and building envelope maintenance; and Districtwide: install video intercom systems in all buildings, asbestos abatement, and technology infrastructure improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2149)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2149 (Minnewaska Area Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.429% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds to cover costs related to the replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $200,000 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $2,000,000. If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2149 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION,YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2342)
REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,851 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 existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Are), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION , YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2342)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
If Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for betterment of the School District's three facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Ramsey

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #282)
REVOKING EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 282 (St. Anthony-New Brighton) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $987.60 per pupil and to increase its general education revenue by the following amounts for taxes payable in the years specified: • $1,068.35 per pupil for taxes payable in 2015 through 2017 • $1,149.11 per pupil for taxes payable in 2018 through 2020 • $1,229.86 per pupil for taxes payable in 2021 through 2024 Shall the increase in revenue porposed by the board of Independent School District No. 282 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #282)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 282 (St. Anthony-New Brighton) has proposed a capital project levy in the amount of 6.198% of the net tax capacity of the school district for taxes payable in 2015 through 2024. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $450,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total costs of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $4,500,000. The projects to be funded have received a positive review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. The money raised by the capital project levy authorization will be used to provide funds for the purchase, replacement and maintenance of curriculum and technology for school instruction. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 282 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Red Lake

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2906)
APPROVAL TO RENEW SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No.2906 Red Lake County Central has proposed to renew its general education revenue by $1084.55 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 10 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2906 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT'S SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Redwood

CITY QUESTION 1 (Belview)
SUNDAY LIQUOR QUESTION
Shall the City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #640)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 0640 (Wabasso Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $8,200,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including a building addition? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2190)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2190 (Yellow Medicine East) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $695.00 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. 2190 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Renville

CITY QUESTION 1 (Morton)
ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF FIRE HALL
Shall the City of Morton be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $260,000 to provide funds to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of a fire hall? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2159)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2159 (Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $180 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. 2159 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2190)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2190 (Yellow Medicine East) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $695.00 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. 2190 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Rock

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Springwater Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO MARCH
Shall the Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Springwater Township general election?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2689)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2689 (Pipestone), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2017 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,845 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. 2689 (Pipestone), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Roseau

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #447)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVE CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 447 (Grygla Gatzke Schools) has proposed a project for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including without limitation the acquisition of school buses. To provide funds for the project costs, the school board has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 6.286% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed authorization would raise approximately $92,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. The estimated cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $920,000. As a result, the projects are not required to receive a review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 447 be approved? BY VOTING YES ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE. PASSAGE OF THIS REFERENDUM WILL RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN YOUR PROPERTY TAXES.
 
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 a phased program of acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including acquisition and installation of instructional equipment, textbooks, transportation vehicles, 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?
 
 

St. Louis

CITY QUESTION 1 (Buhl)
SUNDAY ON-SALE LIQUOR LICENSE
Shall the city council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Ely)
MAYOR/COUNCIL SALARIES
Do you approve raising the Mayor and Council members' monthly salaries from $425 and $400 (which was set in 1986) to $600 and $500 respectively?
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Proctor)
SALES TAX REFERENDUM
Shall the City Council of the City of Proctor perform necessary maintenance and make improvements to City facilities and infrastructure by increasing the existing one-half (1/2) percent sales and use tax to one (1) percent on all taxable transactions occurring within the City of Proctor?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Brevator Twp)
CLERK/TREASURER COMBINED POSITION
Shall option D, providing for the combining of the offices of clerk and treasurer as an elected position, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Fredenberg Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO NOVEMBER
Shall the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November be designated as the date of the Fredenberg Township general election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 2 (Fredenberg Twp)
WHETHER TO ABANDON OPTION A
Shall Option A, providing for a five-member town board of supervisors, be abandoned for the government of the town?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Industrial Twp)
OPTION A
Shall option A, providing for the appointment of the Clerk and Treasurer by the Town Board, be adopted for the government of the town?
 
 

Sherburne

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Cloud)
EXTENSION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX
The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the existing 1/2 percent sales and use tax for the cities of St. Cloud, St. Augusta. St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park through 2038, subject to voter approval in each city. If the sales tax is extended in the City of St. Cloud, the authorizing legislation provides that it may be used to pay costs or pay debt service with respect to general obligation bonds issued for certain regional projects if approved by the voters. In the City of St. Cloud, shall the proceeds of the one-half percent sales and use tax be collected for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending no later than December 1, 2038, to pay for all or a part of the following regional projects (or debt service on general obligation bonds issued therefor): REGIONAL PROJECTS REGIONAL PARK LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of an interconnected system of recreational trails and facilities (including the Beaver Island and Wobegon Trails) in an amount not to exceed $10 million. REGIONAL COMMUNITY AND AQUATICS CENTER The development and construction of a Community Aquatics Center [to be located at Whitney Park] in St. Cloud in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. CLOUD REGIONAL AIRPORT Airport improvements including but not limited to land acquisition, runway, taxiway, utility, parking and terminal building improvements in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. CLOUD PROJECTS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS The development, acquisition, construction, and improvement of regional transportation infrastructure such as streets, roads and mass transit projects. In an amount not to exceed 60% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects. REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTERS The development, acquisition, construction, expansion and improvement of Regional Community Centers such as the Municipal Athletic Center, River's Edge Convention Center, Paramount Theatre and Arts Facility and Whitney Senior Center in an amount not to exceed 20% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects. REGIONAL PARKS LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of regional parks, trails and facilities in an amount not to exceed 20% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #727)
APPROVAL OF REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake), Minnesota has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $600 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 the Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #727)
APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The School Board of Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake), Minnesota has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $100 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 Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the additional increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 727 (Big Lake) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $409.67 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. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $98,030,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a classroom addition to the Rogers High School facility; the construction and equipping of a new E-8 school facility in Otsego; the construction and equipping of classrooms and gym space at Elk River High School; the construction and equipping of classrooms at Zimmerman Middle/High School; the construction and equipping of auditorium additions to the Rogers and Zimmerman High School facilities; the construction and equipping of early childhood additions to one elementary school in Rogers and one elementary school in Zimmerman; the construction and installation of safety and security improvements and upgrades to various district facilities; and the removal of portable classrooms and replacement with permanent structures? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Sibley

COUNTY QUESTION 1
COUNTY RECORDER AND AUDITOR/TREASURER APPOINTMENTS
Sibley County Board of Commissioners proposed making the County Recorder and Auditor/Treasurer Positions appointed positions instead of elected positions. The proposed appointments would be applicable starting in January of 2019. May the law that allows for the appointment of the County Recorder and County Auditor/Treasurer Positions in Sibley County be implemented by the Sibley County Board? o Yes o No By Voting "Yes" on this ballot question, you are voting to make the County Recorder and County Auditor/Treasurer Positions Appointed.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Gibbon)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall special licenses be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor on Sunday in the City of Gibbon?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Arlington Twp)
WHETHER TO TRANSITION TO SIX-YEAR TERMS FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Jessenland Twp)
WHETHER TO TRANSITION TO SIX-YEAR TERMS FOR TOWN SUPERVISORS
Shall the term of office for a town supervisor be for six years?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2159)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2159 (Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $180 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. 2159 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2310)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2310 (Sibley East Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $43,045,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new elementary school facility in Gaylord; the sale or demolition of the existing school facility in Gaylord; and the renovation, repair, remodeling, equipping and construction of additions and improvements to the existing school site and facility in Arlington to convert that facility into a high school/middle school facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Stearns

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Augusta)
BALLOT QUESTION#1 SALES TAX EXTENSION
In the City of St. Augusta, shall the proceeds of the one-half cent sales and use tax be collected for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending no later than December 1, 2038, to pay for all or a part of the following regional projects (or debt service on general obligation bonds issued therefor): REGIONAL PROJECTS REGIONAL PARK LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of an interconnected system of recreational trails and facilities (including connections to the Wobegon Trail) in an amount not to exceed $10 million. REGIONAL COMMUNITY AND AQUATICS CENTER The development and construction of a Community Aquatics Center [to be located at Whitney Park] in St. Cloud in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. CLOUD REGIONAL AIRPORT Airport improvements including but not limited to land acquisition, runway, taxiway, utility, parking and terminal building improvements in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. AUGUSTA PROJECTS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS The development, acquisition, construction, and improvement of regional transportation infrastructure such as streets, roads and mass transit projects. In an amount not to exceed 50% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects. REGIONAL PARKS LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of regional parks, trails and facilities in an amount not to exceed 50% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Cloud)
EXTENSION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX
The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the existing 1/2 percent sales and use tax for the cities of St. Cloud, St. Augusta. St. Joseph, Sartell, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park through 2038, subject to voter approval in each city. If the sales tax is extended in the City of St. Cloud, the authorizing legislation provides that it may be used to pay costs or pay debt service with respect to general obligation bonds issued for certain regional projects if approved by the voters. In the City of St. Cloud, shall the proceeds of the one-half percent sales and use tax be collected for the period beginning January 1, 2019 and ending no later than December 1, 2038, to pay for all or a part of the following regional projects (or debt service on general obligation bonds issued therefor): REGIONAL PROJECTS REGIONAL PARK LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of an interconnected system of recreational trails and facilities (including the Beaver Island and Wobegon Trails) in an amount not to exceed $10 million. REGIONAL COMMUNITY AND AQUATICS CENTER The development and construction of a Community Aquatics Center [to be located at Whitney Park] in St. Cloud in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. CLOUD REGIONAL AIRPORT Airport improvements including but not limited to land acquisition, runway, taxiway, utility, parking and terminal building improvements in an amount not to exceed $4 million. ST. CLOUD PROJECTS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS The development, acquisition, construction, and improvement of regional transportation infrastructure such as streets, roads and mass transit projects. In an amount not to exceed 60% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects. REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTERS The development, acquisition, construction, expansion and improvement of Regional Community Centers such as the Municipal Athletic Center, River's Edge Convention Center, Paramount Theatre and Arts Facility and Whitney Senior Center in an amount not to exceed 20% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects. REGIONAL PARKS LAND AND OPEN SPACE The development, acquisition, construction and improvement of regional parks, trails and facilities in an amount not to exceed 20% of sales tax revenues generated within the City and not pledged to designated regional projects
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Joseph)
EXTENSION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX
The residents of St. Joseph, Sartell, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park currently collect a 1/2 percent sales and use tax which will expire on December 31, 2018. The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the existing 1/2 percent sales and use tax for the aforementioned cities through 2038, subject to voter approval in each city. If St. Joseph voters approve an extension, the first $ 900,000 collected annually will be used to fund the regional projects identified below under the section entitled "Jointly Funded Regional Projects". The area cities can use the remaining sales and use tax dollars for other projects in their individual cities pursuant to a Joint Powers Agreement. Based on the Joint Powers Agreement St. Joseph will receive approximately $ 1.42 for every dollar collected in St. Joseph. JOINTLY FUNDED REGIONAL PROJECTS Regional Trails - Interconnection of trail system, not to exceed $ 500,000 annually; Regional community aquatics center, not to exceed $ 200,000 annually; Regional Airport, not to exceed $ 200,000 annually. ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL PROJECTS - The development, acquisition, and improvement of: REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS and related infrastructure in an amount not to exceed 10 Million of the tax revenue received by the City of St. Joseph. Examples can include, but are not limited to: streets, roads, related infrastructure and mass transit projects. REGIONAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES in an amount not to exceed 8 Million of the tax revenue received by the City of St. Joseph. Examples can include, but are not limited to: community center, senior center, historical center, and branch library. REGIONAL PARKS, TRAILS, OPEN SPACE and related facilities in an amount not to exceed 4 Million of the tax revenue received by the City of St. Joseph. Examples can include, but are not limited to: adding bathroom facilities, water amenities, expanding shelters, and development of Sauk River Park. Shall the City of St. Joseph be authorized to continue the collection of a 1/2 percent sales and use tax through the year 2038 to pay for all or part of the above listed regional projects? To vote, complete the oval to the LEFT of your choice, like this ( ). Voters desiring to vote in favor of the question should complete the oval opposite the word "YES" next to the question. Voters desiring to vote against the question should complete the oval opposite the word "NO" next to the question.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Sartell)
EXTENSION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
Explanation: The residents of Sartell, St. Joseph, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Waite Park currently collect a 1/2 percent sales and use tax which will expire on December 31, 2018. The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the existing 1/2 percent sales and use tax for the aforementioned cities through 2038, subject to voter approval in each city. If Sartell voters approve an extension, the first $900,000 collected annually will be used to fund the jointly funded regional projects identified below with the remaining annual sales tax funds distributed to the area cities pursuant to a Joint Powers Agreement. The area cities can use the remaining sales and use tax dollars for other projects in their individual cities. JOINTLY FUNDED REGIONAL PROJECTS Regional Trails - Interconnection of trail system, not to exceed $500,000 annually; Regional community/aquatics center, not to exceed $200,000 annually; Regional Airport, not to exceed $200,000 annually. SARTELL REGIONAL PROJECT ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENT OF REGIONAL PARK LAND AND OPEN SPACE, COMMUNITY & AQUATICS CENTER FACILITIES: All or part of the cost for acquisition of, betterment of, development of, and improvements to regional park land and open space which could include trails, recreational fields, pools, shelters, and similar facilities and for the cost for acquisition, betterment, construction and development of community center facilities which could include gymnasium space, aquatics/pool facilities, library/media resource facilities, community meeting rooms, senior center activity space, and similar facilities, in an amount not to exceed 50% of the tax revenues received by the City of Sartell. REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS: All or part of the cost for acquisition, betterment, and construction of new and reconstruction of existing regional roadways and related infrastructure which could include Pinecone Road, 50th Avenue South, 27th Street North, LeSauk Drive, and other regionally significant roadway corridors, in an amount not to exceed 50% of the tax revenues received by the City of Sartell. Shall the City of Sartell be authorized to continue the collection of a 1/2 percent sales and use tax through the year 2038 to pay for all or part of the above listed regional projects? To vote, complete the oval to the LEFT of your choice, like this ( ). Voters desiring to vote in favor of the question should complete the oval opposite the word "YES" next to the question. Voters desiring to vote against the question should complete the oval opposite the word "NO" next to the question.
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Waite Park)
EXTENSION OF ONE-HALF PERCENT LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX
Explanation: The residents of Waite Park, St. Cloud, St. Augusta, St. Joseph, Sartell, and Sauk Rapids currently collect a 1/2 percent sales and use tax, which will expire on December 31, 2018. The State Legislature has authorized the extension of the existing 1/2 percent sales and use tax for the above cities through 2038, subject to voter approval in each city. By Waite Park voters approving this extension, the first $900,000 collected annually will be used to fund the regional projects identified below under the section entitled "Jointly Funded Regional Projects" with the remaining sales and use funds being distributed to the area cities pursuant to a Joint Powers Agreement. The area cities can use the remaining sales and use tax dollars for other projects in their individual cities. Proposed projects for Waite Park are identified below under the section entitled "Waite Park Regional Projects". JOINTLY FUNDED REGIONAL PROJECTS Not to exceed $500,000 annually for regional trails-an interconnected system of recreational trails and facilities (including the Wobegon Trail); not to exceed $200,000 annually for the Regional Airport; not to exceed $200,000 annually for a Regional Community/Aquatics Center; with a total for all projects not to exceed $900,000 annually. WAITE PARK REGIONAL PROJECTS - The development, acquisition, and improvement of: TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS and other related infrastructure in an amount not to exceed 60% of the sales tax revenue received by Waite Park. Examples can include, but are not limited to improvements to the existing roadways of 2nd Avenue South/Graniteview Road and 10th Avenue, additional right turn lanes along 2nd Street South at 2nd Avenue South, 6th Avenue South, and 10th Avenue South. PARKS, TRAILS, OPEN SPACE, AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES in an amount not to exceed 40% of the sales tax revenue received by Waite Park. Examples can include but are not limited to trails in Waite Park, acquisition and development of parkland in Waite Park, continued development of Rivers Edge Park, senior center improvements in Waite Park, and library/media resource improvements in Waite Park. Shall the City of Waite Park be authorized to continue the collection of a 1/2 percent sales and use tax through the year 2038 to pay for all or part of the above listed regional projects. To vote, complete the oval to the LEFT of your choice, like this ( ). Voters desiring to vote in favor of the question should complete the oval opposite the word "YES" next to the question. Voters desiring to vote against the question should complete the oval opposite the word "NO" next to the question.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #741)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF BOND ISSUE AND CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) has proposed a project for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including ventilation upgrades and repairs; boiler repairs and burner upgrades; carpet, sinks and plumbing replacements; window renovations; roof repairs and replacements; telephone system upgrades; safety and security upgrades; air duct, steam trap and door repairs; acquisition of vehicles; locker upgrades; repair and replacement of parking lots, the track surface, fields and fire lanes; acquisition of the U.S. Army Reserve Center site and facilities located in Paynesville and improvements thereto; construction of well and irrigation improvements; and the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. To provide funds for the portion of the project costs to be funded by bond proceeds, the board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,030,000. To provide funds for the technology portion of the project costs to be funded by capital project levy proceeds, the school board has, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.63, proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 3.267% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy will raise approximately $240,000 for taxes payable in 2015 the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded by the capital project levy authorization is approximately $2,400,000. Shall the issuance of the general obligation school building bonds and the capital project levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 741 be approved? Shall the issuance of the general obligation school building bonds and the capital project levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 741 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #741)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 741 (Paynesville Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,800,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a gymnasium/community center project? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #743)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION TO FUND TECHNOLOGY
The board of Independent School District No. 743 (Sauk Centre) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.336% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $100,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for six years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $600,000. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 743 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2149)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 2149 (Minnewaska Area Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $8,750,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including at Minnewaska Area High School: roof replacement, masonry, wall, window, water-damaged interior area, athletic track, and tennis court surface repairs, security and safety improvements, exterior and parking lot lighting and surface improvements; at Minnewaska Area Elementary School: roofing, electrical, masonry, wall and parking lot improvements; renovation of portions of the building to meet ECFE/ECSE and K-3 instructional programs, security and safety improvements, and installation of a new public address system; at Minnewaska Area Day Treatment Center: emergency mechanical and building envelope maintenance; and Districtwide: install video intercom systems in all buildings, asbestos abatement, and technology infrastructure improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2149)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2149 (Minnewaska Area Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.429% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds to cover costs related to the replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $200,000 for taxes payable in 2015, 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 $2,000,000. If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2149 also be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION,YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Stevens

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #264)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No 264, Herman-Norcross, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $654.81 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2015 and would be applicable for seven (7) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 264 by approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AS EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #264)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 264, Herman-Norcross, has proposed a capital project levy in the maximum amount of 1.22% times the net tax capacity of the District. The proposed capital project levy will raise $50,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied and would be applicable for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $500,000. The money raised by the proposed capital project levy authorization would be used for bus and van fleet replacement, roof replacement and repairs, technology equipment upgrades, technology support, and replacement of asbestos tiles in the elementary wing. The projects are not required to receive a review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 264 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2342)
REVOKING AN EXISTING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION; APPROVING NEW AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota has proposed to revoke all of the School District's existing referendum authority that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015 and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,851 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 existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Are), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION , YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #2342)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
If Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 2342 (West Central Area), Minnesota authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 for betterment of the School District's three facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2853)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota has proposed to renew its existing property tax referendum of $866.00 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and 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. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota 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 1 (ISD #2888)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2888 (Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $673.11 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2888 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Swift

COUNTY QUESTION 1
SHALL THE COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE BE APPOINTED RATHER THAN ELECTED?
Shall the office of County Treasurer be appointed rather than elected at the expiration of the current term? Explanation and effect of this question: The individual elected to serve as the Swift County Treasurer during this general election shall be appointed the County Treasurer through the expiration of the term ending on January 1, 2019.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2853)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota has proposed to renew its existing property tax referendum of $866.00 per pupil that is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be first levied in 2015 for taxes payable in 2016 and 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. 2853 (Lac qui Parle Valley), Minnesota be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE
 
 

Todd

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Bartlett Twp)
TOWN QUESTION SHOULD BARTLETT TOWNSHIP DESIGNATE THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MARCH OF EACH YEAR AS BARTLETT TOWNSHIP GENERAL ELECTION
Shall The Second Tuesday in March of each year be designated as the date of the Bartlett Township General Election, being effective the Second Tuesday of March in the year of 2016.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #486)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 486 (Swanville Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $361.57 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 increase in revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 486 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #743)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY AUTHORIZATION TO FUND TECHNOLOGY
The board of Independent School District No. 743 (Sauk Centre) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.336% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, and related training. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $100,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for six years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $600,000. Shall the capital project levy authorization proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 743 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2759)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 2759 (Eagle Valley), Minnesota, be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,900,000 for acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
 

Traverse

COUNTY QUESTION 1
AUTHORIZING BONDING TO CONSTRUCT AND EQUIP A NEW TRAVERSE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND GOVERNMENT CENTER
The Traverse County Board of Commissioners have authorized a bond referendum for the purpose of demolishing the existing Traverse County Courthouse and the 1974 addition, and then constructing and equipping a new Traverse County Courthouse and Government Center. The result of this referendum will inform the County Board as to the desires of the voters of the County with regards to the status of the Courthouse. In favor of demolishing the existing Traverse County Courthouse and the 1974 addition, and then constructing and equipping a new Traverse County Courthouse and Government Center, and to bond for up to $1.25 million for said purpose. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
CITY QUESTION 1 (Browns Valley)
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF ON-SALE LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR ON SUNDAYS IN THE CITY OF BROWNS VALLEY
Shall the Browns Valley City Council be allowed to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #264)
RENEWAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No 264, Herman-Norcross, has proposed to renew its expiring referendum revenue authorization of $654.81 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2015 and would be applicable for seven (7) years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 264 by approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AS EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #264)
APPROVAL OF CAPITAL PROJECT LEVY REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 264, Herman-Norcross, has proposed a capital project levy in the maximum amount of 1.22% times the net tax capacity of the District. The proposed capital project levy will raise $50,000 for taxes payable in 2015, the first year it is to be levied and would be applicable for ten (10) years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $500,000. The money raised by the proposed capital project levy authorization would be used for bus and van fleet replacement, roof replacement and repairs, technology equipment upgrades, technology support, and replacement of asbestos tiles in the elementary wing. The projects are not required to receive a review and comment from the Commissioner of Education. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 264 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2888)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2888 (Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $673.11 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2014. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2015, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 2888 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Wabasha

CITY QUESTION 1 (Lake City)
ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE A PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY
The City of Lake City is asking voter approval to issue and sell its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,100,000 to finance the construction and equipping of a new public safety facility on City-owned property, which will house the City's public safety and emergency personnel and vehicles, including without limitation police, fire, and ambulance services. Shall the City of Lake City be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $5,100,000 to provide funds to finance a public safety facility?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #811)
RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 811 (Wabasha-Kellogg) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,137.37 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 811 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #813)
APPROVE RENEWED REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 813 (Lake City Public Schools) has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $987.01 per pupil, which expires at the end of taxes-payable year 2015. The authorization proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2016, and would increase annually by the rate of inflation as determined by statute, provided that actual referendum revenue authorization for any year would not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. This authorization would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 813 be approved?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #813)
APPROVE INCREASE IN REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION
If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, the school board of Independent School District No. 813 (Lake City Public Schools) has proposed an increase to the school district's referendum revenue authorization of an additional $152.17 per pupil. The total authorization amount of $1,139.18 per pupil proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2015, and would increase annually by the rate of inflation as determined by statute, provided that actual referendum revenue authorization for any year would not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. This authorization would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law, and would be intended for maintenance and other capital costs of the School District. If School District Ballot Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 813 also be approved?
 
 

Wadena

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #821)
SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
The school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) has proposed a project for the construction and equipping of an addition to the School District's existing grades 7-12 facility including sixteen classrooms, a gymnasium and locker rooms; and renovations to the existing facility including kitchen renovation, redesign of existing classroom space, music room improvements, additional office space for school human resources staff, and relocation of the elementary media center. To provide funds for the costs of the project, the school board has proposed to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000. Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 821 (Menahga Public Schools) be authorized to issue general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,710,000 to provide funds for an addition to the grades 7-12 facility and related improvements? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Waseca

TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Woodville Twp)
MINN STATUTE 367.03 AUTHORIZES A SIX YEAR TERM FOR TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS.
This proposed change will allow one of the three supervisor positions to be elected every two years beginning January 5, 2015. Should the terms for supervisors change from a 4 year to a 6 year term?
 
 

Washington

CITY QUESTION 1 (Grant)
REFERENDUM ON DISCHARGE OF CITY OF GRANT CHARTER COMMISSION.
Do you approve of discharging the City of Grant Charter Commission in accordance with Minnesota Statute §410.05 Subd. 5(a)(2)?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #832)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The Board of Independent School District No. 832 (Mahtomedi), Minnesota has an existing referendum levy authority of $150.74 per pupil which is expiring after taxes payable in 2014 and has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $593 per pupil over its existing referendum levy authority for a total proposed referendum revenue authorization of $743.74 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 increase in the revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 832 (Mahtomedi), Minnesota be approved?
 
 

Watonwan

CITY QUESTION 1 (Butterfield)
SUNDAY LIQUOR
Shall liquor licenses be issued for the sale of liquor on Sundays for consumption at licensed establishments in the City of Butterfield?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #458)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 458 (Truman Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $454.17 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. 458 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
 

Wilkin

SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #146)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 RENEWAL OF EXPIRING REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 146 (Barnesville Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $552.17 per pupil which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2015. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2016, unless otherwise revoked or reduced a provided by law.
 
 

Winona

CITY QUESTION 1 (St. Charles)
ACQUISITION AND BETTERMENT OF FIRE, AMBULANCE, AND POLICE DEPARTMENT FACILITIES
Shall the City of St. Charles, Minnesota, be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,300,000 to finance the acquisition and betterment of a joint emergency services building for fire and ambulance services and betterment of the existing city hall for expansion of police department facilities? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #239)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS TO SUPPORT COOPERATIVE FACILITIES GRANT
Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson, be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $38,165,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new EC-12 school? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #857)
APPROVE RENEWED REFERENDUM LEVY AUTHORIZATION
The school board of Independent School District No. 857 (Lewiston-Altura Public Schools) has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $304.71 per pupil, which expires at the end of taxes-payable year 2015. The authorization proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2016, and would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 857 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
 
 

Wright

CITY QUESTION 1 (Delano)
CITY OF DELANO QUESTION REGARDING WHETHER THE DELANO WATER, LIGHT, AND POWER COMMISSION SHALL BE ABOLISHED.
Shall the City of Delano Water, Light and Power Commission be abolished?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $409.67 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. 728 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 2 (ISD #728)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 728 (Elk River Area Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $98,030,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a classroom addition to the Rogers High School facility; the construction and equipping of a new E-8 school facility in Otsego; the construction and equipping of classrooms and gym space at Elk River High School; the construction and equipping of classrooms at Zimmerman Middle/High School; the construction and equipping of auditorium additions to the Rogers and Zimmerman High School facilities; the construction and equipping of early childhood additions to one elementary school in Rogers and one elementary school in Zimmerman; the construction and installation of safety and security improvements and upgrades to various district facilities; and the removal of portable classrooms and replacement with permanent structures? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #877)
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND ISSUE
Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 877 (Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $33,050,000 to provide for safety and security improvements and upgrades to district sites and facilities; the completion of various deferred maintenance projects; the acquisition and installation of technology and the upgrading of technology infrastructure; and the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction of additions to and the remodeling, repair, renovation, upgrading and equipping of various district facilities and activity venues?
 
 

Yellow Medicine

CITY QUESTION 1 (Canby)
SUNDAY INTOXICATING LIQUOR SALES
Shall the City of Canby be authorized to issue on-sale licenses to restaurants, clubs, bowling centers, and hotels for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail on Sundays?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Posen Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO NOVEMBER OF EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS
Shall the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years be designated as the date of the Posen Township general election?
 
TOWNSHIP QUESTION 1 (Wood Lake Twp)
WHETHER TO MOVE THE TOWN ELECTION TO NOVEMBER OF EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS
Shall the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years be designated as the date of the Wood Lake Township general election?
 
SCHOOL DISTRICT QUESTION 1 (ISD #2190)
APPROVAL OF SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENDUM REVENUE AUTHORIZATION
The board of Independent School District No. 2190 (Yellow Medicine East) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $695.00 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. 2190 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.