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Candy Rich and Kenzie Williams, right, pictured during a field trip to Wadena, to view the mural art that is scattered throughout town.

Arts...Where art thou?

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The budget axe fell on the arts last year in the Perham-Dent schools.

Funding cutbacks didn't kill visual arts programs entirely--but drove arts programs underground and undercover.


From a full time staff of two teachers last year, the 2008-09 school year has operated with only one, half-time teacher. Fine arts programming is still functioning--if not flourishing.

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