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State aid rises, but Grand Forks schools still feel poor

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GRAND FORKS -- A big change in North Dakota's education funding system aims to leave more money in taxpayer pockets, but fast-growing school districts such as Grand Forks Public Schools may feel a financial squeeze.

House Bill 1013's new funding formula approved last week by the Legislature would result in $656 million in property tax relief for state residents by requiring the state to carry more of the education-funding burden.

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