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City budget, tax levy increase of 6.58 percent approved
Treasure trove of love: Jewel prompts Free Adoption Day Saturday at DL’s Humane Society
Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Smith for U.S. Senate
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
Taxes going down? Otter Tail County board likely to reduce 2018 tax levy
Perham wrestlers continue strong run with wins over DGF, Pelican Rapids
Count your blessings and your birds
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
Lakers grab first place in the Mid-State
Jerryann "Jerry" Miller
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Carol I. Bade
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
Arvig Promotes Ben Wiechman to Director of IP Engineering and Strategy
Perham Health promotes Anderson to VP of Finance
Perham TOPS hits 40th Anniversary
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
Mader joins Perham Health as certified diabetes educator
Angel of Hope Memorial Park Annual Vigil December 6
In the holiday swing of things
Otterdazzle to dazzle with fireworks, lights parade, crafts and more
A whole ‘slew’ of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights tonight
To sexual harassers: We bet you're sweating now, huh?
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
Reading 'Martin Luther' eye-opening experience
Can a person drive with a neck brace?
Minnesotans deserve cheaper, better healthcare
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights set for Nov. 24
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
'One in a million’: Highly regarded female snocross mechanic is a pioneer in the sport
A leader on and off the field
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
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
City cuts $132,000
The one-man, part-time natural gas sales department will be eliminated under the city of Perham's revised 2009 budget. A total of $132,000 in cuts were approved by the city council March 9. The only "people" cuts are the elimination of one summer, part-time employee for the parks,...
March 11, 2009 - 2:42pm
March 4, 2009
OPINION: Reflecting on inevitable school budget cuts
Looking at the community survey results, I see that, for most of us, the school IS a big deal. We don't want our schools to close any more than we want taxes to rise, so we must make some compromise somewhere. This seems eminent. Based on this survey, many didn't vote "yes" for the...
March 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
Deep city cuts could impact all departments
Every city department could suffer under a plan for nearly $300,000 in cuts the Perham City Council is considering for 2009-2010. Extreme cuts, which are listed as options in the city plan, include eliminating the police department and ending the annual $20,675 contribution to the...
March 4, 2009 - 3:07pm