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Voters say 'no' to school levy rise

There was no "third time's a charm" for Wrenshall referendum supporters, as 55 percent of school district residents who voted Tuesday rejected a $14.4 million bonding request for school facility improvements. With 513 "no" votes to 418 "yes" votes, superintendent Kimberly Belcastro pointed out that 48 more "yes" votes would have meant a different result.

But that's not what happened.

School board vice chair Janaki Fisher-Merritt announced the results just before 10 p.m., after a group of nearly 40 supporters had waited nearly two hours in the school commons area. It was a difference of 95 vote...