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Levy-lobbying fires up as referendum vote nears

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Voters will decide November 4 whether or not to increase funding to the Perham-Dent schools by an estimated $950,000 to $1 million.

Campaign efforts on the increased levy have been limited mostly to Together for Kids, a group promoting a "yes" vote to increase local taxes by $695 per student. Current enrollment in the Perham K-12 schools is 1,426.


But within the past two weeks, an opposition group has been forming, "Concerned Citizens for Property Tax Fairness."

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