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Dr. Brenda Cassellius, new state education commissioner, speaks with students from New York Mills on Jan. 18. Photo by Ashley Bergen.

New Minnesota education commissioner comes to Perham

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Students from across lakes country spoke out loud and clear that funding for rural school districts should be priority for the state of Minnesota.


Students from Perham, New York Mills, Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Pelican Rapids met with Dr. Brenda Cassellius, new state education commissioner to discuss the issue on Jan. 18.

Cassellius, who was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton on Dec. 31, is visiting school districts across Minnesota and made her first stop in Perham.

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