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Letter: There are many reasons to support school referendum


May 3, 2019

To the editor:

We got the letter yesterday, telling us we will raise our taxes if we vote “yes” on the May 14 Wrenshall school referendum. Strange system. People actually get to vote to decide if they want to raise their own taxes. Usually tax decisions are made by city councils, county supervisors or state legislators. Imagine if we could vote to decide whether we want to fund our fire departments or police forces?

But this is the system we have for education in Minnesota and it won’t change until the state legislature makes it happen. In the meantime, we have to decide if our schoo...

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