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Close Dent school this winter?

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The prospect of closing the Dent elementary school by the end of the month was discussed--but it appears highly unlikely.

Desperate to cut nearly $300,000 by the end of the year, the Perham-Dent School Board discussed closing the Dent school five months earlier than planned.


Last spring, the board voted to keep the small, 43-student, Dent elementary school open through this year, but move all K-4 grade students to Perham next fall.

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