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Published September 22, 2009, 08:58 PM

Devils Lake Sweetwater School Addition Passes

Voters in Devils Lake have narrowly approved an addition to Sweetwater Elementary school.

By: Milo Smith, WDAZ

Voters in Devils Lake have narrowly approved an addition to Sweetwater Elementary school.

1,153 people voted in favor of a tax increase to fund the project. 734 voted "no." That's a 61 percent "yes" vote, just over the 60 percent threshold for passage.

The addition will replace a 35-year-old portable classroom at the school.

It includes a new media center, gymnasium and classrooms.

The issue failed during a vote in March, but this time voters knew that one-and-a-half million of the 4-million dollar cost will be covered with federal stimulus dollars.

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