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Schools need help: Take time to vote on Tuesday

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These are precarious financial times for Minnesota schools.

School boards have cut spending and raised fees, but more and more are having to ask voters for more revenues through operating levies.


Those levies used to be called "excess levies," because they were intended to pay for extras, above and beyond regular school operations.

Well, no more.

More than 60 districts are holding operating levy referendums Nov. 3, up from 43 districts last year.

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