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Photo courtesy / The Bismarck Tribune Start School After Labor Day co-chair Linda Striebel, center, signs a signature affadavit upon delivering signed petitions to the North Dakota secretary of state’s office on Wednesday morning. Also shown from left are Kim Shaw, LeAnn Oliver, Secretary of State Al Jaeger, co-chair Kelly Heinert and Bob Striebel. Linda Striebel said there were 16,500 signatures on the delivered petitions.

Sponsors turn in 16,500 signatures for ballot measure on later school start

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BISMARCK — Supporters of changing North Dakota law to force schools districts to start classes after Labor Day said they delivered about 16,500 signatures to the secretary of state’s office on Wednesday with hopes of putting the question to voters in November.


The measure needs 13,452 valid signatures to get on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.