Two Election Day votes in the listening area as one School District Referendum passed and another failed.
In the Goodridge School District voters renewed the district’s current operating levy with 88% in favor; 76 yes to 10 votes no.
In the Greenbush Middle River District, both ballot questions lost, the tally “no” in both communities, The question on revoking and replacing the GMR Operating Levy, 722 no, 289 in favor. On the Capital Improvement question, 754 no, 257 in favor.
As far as the question of sales tax, the rate will go up in Grand Forks with 73% of voters approving the one-half percent increase yesterday to raise some five-million-dollars annually for water and road projects.
In Duluth voters said yes to a local sales tax to fund street improvements. The measure was approved by a resounding 3 to one margin, generating around $ 7 million a year.
In St. Paul the community elected the city’s first African American Mayor. City Council Member, Melvin Carter was elected yesterday, earning more than 50% of the vote. Carter is replacing incumbent Mayor Chris Coleman, who decided not to seek re-election and is running for Minnesota governor next year.