Preliminary election results from Tuesday, Nov. 5 show both questions of the Mora Public School bond referendum failed. Polls closed at 8 p.m. and approximately a dozen interested parties gathered, waiting to hear the results. 

Residents of the Ogilvie school district also cast their ballots to elect new school board members and approved a bond authority. 

Mora High School Bond Referendum

Question 1: Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 332 (Mora Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $19,335,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a grades 7 and 8 addition to the Trailview site and facility and related improvements?

Yes: 1,618 (49%)

No: 1,684 (51%)

Question 1 fails

Question 2: If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 332 (Mora Public Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $39,865,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a grades 9 through 12 addition to the Trailview site and facility and related improvements; and the demolition or sale of the existing high school site and facility?

Yes: 1,607 (48.7%)

No: 1,696 (51.3%)

Question 2 fails

Ogilvie School Board

Ogilvie School Board  4-year term seats (elect 3):

Josh Smith: 264 

Gerald DeBoer: 249 

Tim Peterson: 228 

Nathan Koenings: 188 

Write ins: 7 

Smith, DeBoer, Peterson elected  

Ogilvie School Board  2-year term seat (elect 1):

Casey Heins:208 

Stacy Thoeny: 148 

Write ins: 4 

Casey Heins elected 

Ogilvie School Bond Authority

Question: Shall the School Board of Independent School District No. 333 (Ogilvie), Minnesota, be authorized to issue a general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $495,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school facilities? 

Yes: 279 (71.5%)

No: 111 (28.5%)

Question  passes

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