More than 100 schools across the state appealed ?to voters in levy elections. While some are seeking funds to help expand or develop programs, other districts are calling them 'survival levies' and say layoffs and program cuts are certain if they aren't passed.
Scott County attorney candidates differ on marijuana possession
Scott County is one of a few Minnesota counties where the incumbent prosecutor is facing a challenger in November.
Construction worker killed in collision in downtown St. Paul
The incident happened Wednesday afternoon.
Teen charged in shooting outside of Richfield football game
Due to the age of the suspect, the case won't be made public.
Twin Cities Summer Jam no more: popular festival brought to an end
The festival noted how the land they host camping on has recently been sold.
Expect major traffic delays on Renaissance Festival's final weekend
Scott County officials said road closures will be to blame.
Minnetonka 22-year-old dies in motorcycle crash on I-394
The crash happened around noon Tuesday.
Car hits deer, bursts into flames on highway in Isanti County
Witnesses helped the driver at the scene.
Ramsey County sends out ballots with deceased candidate on it
The county said it's addressing the issue with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
New haunted house experience coming to Inver Grove Heights
The exhibit will feature family-friendly and 18+ events.
Gallery: A look at the under construction Highland Bridge development
Take a look around the development.
Niche rankings identify best Minnesota schools, districts
Eden Prairie has schools ranked in both the private and public categories.
Walker, The Current announce end of Rock the Garden festival
The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio announced the festival will retire so the organizations can dream up new events.
One-third of school districts plan to ask voters for operating levies
That's the most in 10 years. The AP says districts are becoming more dependent on local taxpayers as inflation outpaces state funding.
Voters approve many school district's existing levies but turn down new requests
MPR reports voters across Minnesota approved about 7 out of 10 school referenda. Voters approved renewals almost unanimously, but districts didn't fare quite as well with requests for new money.
School districts with failed levies face tough times ahead
Stillwater is one of dozens of districts in limbo after voters turned down tax increases Tuesday. The district faces a $10 million dollar budget deficit.
St. Paul schools chief seeks levy increase
St. Paul schools Superintendent Valeria Silva wants to ask voters for extra money in November. She proposes renewing an existing schools levy -- and raising it. A current levy has brought in about $30 million a year since 2006. The proposed raise would amount to an extra $65 a year on a $149,000 home, the median value in the district this year.
Republican lawmaker seeks to limit school levy votes to election years
House Education Finance Committee chair Pat Garofalo says he will push a bill next session to require levy referendums to come only in general elections when more voters go to the polls. Garofalo says during off-year elections, more than 70 percent of referendums pass. That rate falls to 52 percent in election years.
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