Referendum For New Owatonna High School Fails
Plans for a new high school in Owatonna are off the table after a referendum fails.
With over 11,000 votes cast last night, voters have chosen not to approve the $116 million levy.
The bond was originally estimated at $138 million but the price tag dropped when Federated Insurance and other local companies offered their assistance.
According to the school district, Owatonna High School's current building is nearly 100 years old and would need significant upgrades to infrastructure and student resources to modernize.
The final vote tally shows the referendum failing by a little over 100 votes.
CORRECTION: Story previously said building was over 100 years old. It has been corrected to say nearly 100 years old.
--KEYC News 12