HUNTER, N.D. — A school bond issue for the Northern Cass School District failed by a wide margin in a vote Tuesday, June 11.

The vote on the $9 million issue was 282 opposed and only 77 in support.

Funds would have been used to construct and equip a vocal and instrumental music space, construct an activity center addition, improve security at the front entrance, renovate an auxiliary gym into personalized learning and classroom space, as well as to maintain, renovate and improve the school building in Hunter in far northern Cass County, 37 miles northwest of Fargo.

The school has a growing enrollment of about 650 students and includes some students from Traill County to the north.

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The project would have resulted in a 24.03 mills increase resulting in a tax increase of $108 per year on a $100,000 home or $216 on a $200,000 home and $3.60 on a $3,000 acre of farmland or $4.80 on a $4,000 acre of land..

Three school board members were also elected. Todd Olson was elected from Area No. 2 with 325 votes and no opponents. Sean Jalbert was elected in Area No. 3 with 248 votes among six candidates. Chris Murch was selected in Area No. 7 with 239 votes with one opponent.