Listening Area Schools Victorious On Election Day 08 Nov 17

Morris Area School District

The Morris Area High School is officially getting a $19 million makeover, courtesy of taxpayers.

By a count of 906-243, voters have authorized the School District to hire Winkelman Building Company to gut the existing plumbing, locker rooms, media center, classrooms, and auditorium, as well as construct a new bus garage over the next two summers. Technically, the results are not official until the School Board meets at noon Monday to formally certify the numbers.


Voters in the Ortonville School District approved all three of yesterday’s referenda.

The first question, an operating levy, raises $302 per pupil, or $150,000 per year, and passed 496-302.

The second question, a $1.5 million technology infrastructure bond, passed 496-304.

The third question, another operating levy, raises $158 per pupil, and passed 510-290.

Voters had rejected two previous attempts by school officials to pass similar initiatives.


The Benson Public Schools’ operating levy has been renewed, with 75 percent of voters in favor, according to Superintendent Dennis Laumeyer, who “thank[s] our community for their terrific support.”

Additionally, Terri Collins was elected Mayor, defeating Anita Flodstrom by a tally of 626-76. John “Jack” Evenson and Mark Schreck also received the highest number of votes in the Benson City Council races.


The operating levy for ISD No. 852 has been renewed by a vote of 88-11.


According to Superintendent Rick Bleichner, 89 percent of voters (a tally of 123-15) approved renewing their school district’s operating levy.

Browns Valley

A requested renewal of Browns Valley School District’s operating levy was approved 82-28, and Ashley Schulz was the winner of last night’s write-in School Board contest.

As of this post, results have not been publicly confirmed for the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley School District.