One School Referendum Approved; Another Rejected in Northland

Mesabi East School District to Get $10 Million Upgrade

AURORA, Minn.-One school district received a $10 million gift from voters yesterday, while another had a referendum rejected.

Voters in the Mesabi East School District in Aurora, agreed to invest nearly $10 million in the schools there.

The funds would go toward making renovations to the current building like adding more classrooms – they have recently seen an increase in enrollment. There are also plans to move the district’s athletic facilities closer to the school rather than having them across town.

Over in Cromwell, voters failed to approve a $5 million referendum which would have improved facilities there.

Those plans would have included a new industrial arts and gymnasium addition, along with an updated auditorium.

The superintendent there told us that he’s not sure what step they will take next, but didn’t rule out having a vote on another referendum in the future.