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New levy option on the table; Activities Director hired


The Perham-Dent School Board held a special meeting on June 6 to discuss budgets for upcoming school years and, in particular, a potential new levy that could bring additional revenue into the district.

Business Manager Kristi Werner reported that the district’s projected budget shortfall for 2014 is now closer to $800,000, down from the previously projected $1.2 million, due to changes enacted in the most recent state legislative session.

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Joe Bowen, a 2009 graduate of St. John's University, is the newest member of the Perham Focus team. He enjoys writing, rugby, and hamburgers.