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A long line of voters filed in to the Detroit Lakes Middle School just after polls opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Detroit Lakes School District was asking voters to pass a $59 million building referendum to construct a new K-3 elementary school and make district-wide building improvements. Brian Basham/DL NEWSPAPERS

Voters say no to school plan, back to drawing board

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Voters in the Detroit Lakes School District have spoken, and they said ‘no’ to the $59 million school bond referendum that was up for vote Tuesday. 

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The final vote count, including absentee ballots, was 1,883 no votes; 1,334 yes votes.

Lines at the Middle School and High School polling places were long throughout much of the afternoon and evening. Polls were open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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