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Feb. 2013 Primary Results CLICK HERESubmitted: 02/20/2013
Story By WJFW News Team

- The following are unofficial results.

Rhinelander

Shall the School District of Rhinelander, Oneida, Lincoln and Langlade Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $4,000,000 per year beginning with the 2013-2014 school year and ending with the 2015-2016 school year for non-recurring purposes?

Yes: 3,602

No: 2,475

Northland Pines:

Question #1: Authorizing the school district budget to exceed revenue limit by $2,700,000 for 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16, for non-recurring purposes consisting of general operations.

Yes: 1,599

No: 1,027

Question #2: Authorizing the school district budget to exceed revenue limit by $240,000 for only 2013-14 to construct firewall additions to existing walls in the K8 building in Eagle River.

Yes: 1,583

No: 1,029

Three Lakes School District Referendum

Yes: 1,102

No: 348

Three Lakes Town Board Chair

Stella Westfall: 347
Don Sidlowski: 275
Bill Slizewski: 171

Three Lakes School Board:

Steven C. Garbowicz: 558
John Olkowski Jr.: 543
Kari Volk: 504
Ann M. Ovsak: 440
Terry McCloskey: 439

Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary

Pat Roggensack (inc): 211,117

Ed Fallone: 99,881

Vince Megna: 21,031

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