REFERENDUM

Voters reject school bond referendum in Mapleton

Bond referendums need 60 percent to pass in North Dakota.

Update: Mapleton Public Schools posted on Facebook that the referendum failed with 52 percent of voters saying not. Bond referendums need 60 percent to pass in North Dakota. School leaders say the money was needed to fund an expansion that would have included a new middle school. They say the student population has nearly doubled since the school opened in…

Kindred School District $26.4 million bond referendum passes

KINDRED, N.D. (KVRR) – Voters in the Kindred School District approve a $26.4 million bond referendum. 538 voters agreed to the district building a middle school addition to the high school, building an addition to the elementary school and renovating, remodeling and improving the elementary school. The referendum needed 60 percent of votes to pass and received 63.4 percent. Homeowners…

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Schools Hopeful to Pass $31.4 Million Bond Referendum

It's back to the polls Tuesday for people in the Dilworth Glyndon Felton School District.

DILWORTH, Minn. – “We just served about 900 kids in here, and if you look around through here, we have one serving line, and then this whole gym, this entire gym, is full of tables.” said Principal Heidi Critchley, as she points to the dual-purpose gym that also serves as the cafeteria. Making use of every available inch of space…

Moorhead High School Makes Its Case For Referendum

It would help rebuild the school from the ground up with projects like creating new classrooms and improve accessibility for disabled students.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The 110 million dollar referendum is up for a vote on November 5th. It would help rebuild the school from the ground up with projects like creating new classrooms and improve accessibility for disabled students. With the lack of space in classrooms like Social Study Teacher Tina Bentz’s are left in some murky conditions to teach. “I…

West Fargo Schools $106.9 Million Bond Referendum Passes

WEST FARGO, N.D. – More new schools will be coming to the growing West Fargo Public School District. Voters overwhelmingly approve the district’s nearly $107 million school bond. 71% of the nearly 6,000 votes cast were in favor of the bond. The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass. Under the proposal, about $88 million would be used for new…

West Fargo Public Schools Holds Second Forum on Bond Referendum

The election will be on Sept. 25

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools held its second open community forum so people could learn more about the $106.9 million bond referendum. The bond package includes a new high school and middle school, renovated classrooms, security upgrades, and turf at all three high schools. If the bond doesn’t pass, the school district says more students will have to…

Record Number of Kindergartners Set to Begin School in West Fargo

The number is a jump from last year's record of more than 960

WEST FARGO, N.D. — With another school year set to begin, more five and six–year–olds are set to begin their journeys at 13 elementary schools across West Fargo. This year, more than 1,000 kindergartners are enrolled, which means the district has to prepare for the new wave of students. “We are hiring three new teachers, two of those teachers will be…

Voters Reject Maple Valley School District Bond Referendum

Superintendent Brian Wolf says 544 voters approved the bond issue with 381 against

  TOWER CITY, N.D. — For the fourth time, voters in the Maple Valley School District failed to get the necessary 60% super majority to pass a $14.3 million bond referendum. Yesterday’s vote came up less than 2% short. Superintendent Brian Wolf says 544 voters approved the bond issue with 381 against. Voters were asked to approve the measure which…

ND Lawmakers Approve Penalty Bill for Attacking Emergency Workers with Bodily Fluids

Violators could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine

  BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawmakers have also approved a bill that would extend criminal penalties for anyone who attacks health care and emergency workers with a bodily fluid. Violators could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. They have also approved the creation of a 19-member commission to study the state’s initiated and referred measure process….