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Weekly police report - May 24 edition
Last day of classes at PHS sparks fun, memories
Minn. plans extra speeding enforcement in July
Otter Tail County Sheriff's report - May 24 edition
No Hub snub at the state: Perham's big project makes it into the bonding bill at $6 million
Perham falls in Section 8AA playoffs
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Wolverines shutdown Perham, fall to DGF
Minten’s blast lifts Perham over Wadena-DC
Perham Tennis team takes another step
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
Summer beauty bloomin' around Perham, thanks to volunteers and donations
'Why did he do such a crazy thing?': Perham man who nearly died in Vietnam learns firsthand about sacrifice
Adult Fishing League kicks off 14th season
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs
Looking Back - May 17 edition
Editorial: Remember this on Memorial Day: Life is a gift
Ask A Trooper: Questions about teen drivers
Tobacco prevention, sustainable quit-smoking help fail to cross session finish line
Your Letters: Why believe the press about political change?
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
July 5, 2012
NY Mills School District preliminary budget shows signs of slight surplus
Last week, the New York Mills School Board approved a fiscal year 2013 preliminary budget with a surplus of around $33,000. Though the budget is not yet final, a slight bump in revenue is expected due to increased enrollment. Sixty-six kindergartners are already enrolled for fall,...
July 5, 2012 - 1:19pm
Perham city may need to cut $350,000 by 2011
Overtime pay freezes, shutting down the library a day a week, reduce summer rec funding and delay purchase of a new squad car-these are among the cuts facing the city of Perham. And that's only "part one" of potentially more than $300,000 cuts between now and 2011. Depending on...
April 5, 2010 - 7:00am
May 28, 2009
Nearly $100,000 in extracurricular cuts could face Perham schools
Junior high golf, One-Act Play, Knowledge Bowl and Mock Trial will be among the programs slashed under a proposal to reduce Activities Department expenses by $44,000. If no money comes into the district over the next year, a second round of cuts totalling nearly $50,000 would eliminate...
May 28, 2009 - 7:00am
May 27, 2009
Projections indicate school $800,000 'in the red' by 2012
Perham schools are financially safe--for the next 12 months. But two years from now, they will be in the red with their financial reserves by nearly $50,000. Three years from now, at the end of the 2011-12 school year, the school district will have a negative fund balance of about...
May 27, 2009 - 3:49pm
May 13, 2009
City closes NYM airport as cost-saving measure
A group of pilots and aviation enthusiasts from the area made compelling arguments Tuesday to save the New York Mills airport, but in the end, the city council voted to close the grass runway. The council passed a resolution for temporary closure for a period of two years as a cost-saving...
May 13, 2009 - 1:09pm
May 1, 2009
School budget met-after $435,000 in cuts
Perham schools have met budget for next year--barely, and with little fanfare or satisfaction. Making the numbers work for the 2009-2010 school year required another $435,000 in cuts. With this new round of cuts, the school has reduced its operating expenses by about $1.83 million...
May 1, 2009 - 7:00am
April 29, 2009
NYM school board discusses budget, shared services
The New York Mills School Board passed resolutions Monday affecting staff and reducing next year's budget. The board voted to place two high school teachers on Unrequested Leaves of Absence. Placed on ULA, which is essentially being laid off, are high school social studies teacher...
April 29, 2009 - 3:48pm
April 9, 2009
New bus contract a savings for financially-strapped school
There was good news and bad news on the school financial front, as the Perham-Dent School Board discussed money matters April 6. On the good news side, the bid from the local bus company came in more than $130,000 below the second bidder. In addition, it appears the bid for the...
April 9, 2009 - 7:00am
March 25, 2009
NYM School board approves budget reductions
Through attrition, unrequested leave and contract non-renewal 6.5 full-time equivalent teacher positions are among the budget reduction and containment measures approved Monday by the New York Mills School Board. But depending on the state legislature and possible federal stimulus...
March 25, 2009 - 12:19pm
March 23, 2009
Minnesota budget outlines emerge
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators are nearly 11 weeks into their 2009 session, but only now are getting a look at outlines of their main task this year - writing a two-year budget. Lawmakers and Gov. Tim Pawlenty have eight weeks left before the mandatory May 18 adjournment deadline...
March 23, 2009 - 9:04am
March 20, 2009
Comparing budget plans
Highlights of the three 2010-2011 Minnesota state budget plans: Gov.
March 20, 2009 - 2:06pm
March 18, 2009
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Budget cuts not easy for board members
To the editor: I am writing this letter to try and inform you, the taxpayers, on the budget reduction process. We, the New York Mills School Board, are a committee-based board, which means there are committees made up of three board members that are assigned to certain areas (finance,...
March 18, 2009 - 2:28pm
March 13, 2009
'Honey Bee Gala' March 28 celebrates Perham schools-despite budget cuts
Though there is little glee in the state of public education funding these days, Perham will be making the best of it with a gala affair. March 28 will be the 5th annual "Honey Bee Gala," which is a fundraiser for the 549 Family Foundation. "An Investment in Youth" is the motto...
March 13, 2009 - 2:57pm
March 12, 2009
Supporters still seek 'More Than Nothing'
"More Than Nothing" campaign to raise funds for the Perham school district has mobilized on several fronts. A car raffle is in the works. Also, there is a $500 tax deductible donation raffle being conducted. More Than Nothing is a budget relief fund for the 2009-2010 school year....
March 12, 2009 - 7:00am
March 11, 2009
Community weighs in on NY Mills school cuts
The people of New York Mills are passionate about their school. Parents, teachers and others closely connected to the school district showed that passion at a community meeting Monday night.
March 11, 2009 - 3:17pm