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Local school district election results are in

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Local school district election results are in
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Elections results are in from two Beltrami County school districts -- Red Lake and Kelliher -- that were held Tuesday.

Voters in Red Lake approved a maximum effort capital loan referendum for the Red Lake School District for $35 million in public works bonding from the Minnesota Legislature. Red Lake voters approved the referendum 53-7.

District 31 school board candidates vied for three spots on the Kelliher School Board.

There were three official candidates, but one write-in candidate received the third-most votes.

Incumbent Edward Gehlert received 126 votes, Barbara Woltjer received 112 votes, and Robert Hoyum received 44 votes.

Write-in candidate Jerry Geerdes received 86 votes and, if he accepts the position, will be elected over Hoyum.

Each elected ISD 36 board member will commit to four-year posts to the six-member board.