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LP-A Superintendent Dale Hogie, at right, talks to a crowd at the Lake Park school Monday about a one-time opportunity to have the federal government pay for interest on a $21 million school construction project.

As referendum goes, so goes LP-A district?

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It's a one-time opportunity, but it could also be a double-edged sword.

The opportunity to have the federal government shave more than $10 million off the cost of a school construction project in Lake Park-Audubon will likely inspire some of the people who voted "no" in the last five elections to finally vote "yes."

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But if the $21.1 million building bond referendum fails -- times are still tough, after all -- it may kill not just the new school, but the district itself.

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