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Grant winners to provide free programs

State Rep. Mark Murdock, R-Perham, announces a local history organization earned Legacy Amendment grant funding and will use the money to conduct free area programs this fall.

The Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County has been awarded $1,800 to help provide support for two of the authors scheduled for its "History, Heritage and Heroes" fall series, produced in cooperation with the Perham Area Public Library.

The authors funded with this grant include Rae Eighmey, who will appear at the ITOW Veterans Museum at noon on Sunday, October 2 to discuss her book Food Will Win the War. Diane Wilson will talk about the book she authored, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, 3 p.m. Sunday, October 23 at the Perham Area Public Library.

"Congratulations to the folks who put together a winning grant application," Murdock said. "Competition for grants like these is really tough, so it's a real feather in their cap to receive funding."

The grant also includes funding to provide additional workshops by the authors for students and other community members. These programs are sponsored by the Perham Area Public Library and the Viking Library System and funded in part with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. For more information about History Heritage and Heroes, visit, e-mail, or call 218-346-7676.

Rep. Murdock encourages constituents to contact his new office with input regarding any state legislative issue. He can be reached on the web at and via email at To contact Murdock by phone, call 651-296-4293. Mail can be sent to Rep. Mark Murdock, 213 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155.