Tuesday's vote was 248 in favor and 247 opposed, which fell short of the 60 percent approval that was required.

A proposed $3.4 million school building project has failed to pass in the eastern North Dakota town of Thompson.

The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/Y2pZHx ) that Tuesday's vote was 248 in favor and 247 opposed, which fell short of the 60 percent approval that was required.

The school addition would have included two classrooms, a music and theater stage and a gymnasium.

About 1,000 people live in Thompson.