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Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
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Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
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Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
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Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
December 24, 2013
Final school levy set at 7.23 percent increase
The Perham-Dent School Board last Wednesday approved a final tax levy increase of 7.23 percent, bringing the school district’s 2014 total payable levy amount to just over $3 million. This is less than the preliminary levy increase of 9.17 percent approved by the school board...
December 24, 2013 - 10:55am
December 19, 2013
No levy increase for New York Mills
The New York Mills City council voted to maintain a flat levy rate of $389,000 for 2014 at the December council meeting. The levy was last raised in 2012. “We thought we could maybe lower it, but we had some surprises in the insurance expenses that are coming in, both from...
December 19, 2013 - 2:06pm
September 20, 2013
County board proposes 3.65 percent tax increase
Otter Tail County residents will see their property taxes rise by 3.65 percent next year, if a preliminary levy set last week holds true. County commissioners approved the 2014 levy at a meeting last Tuesday. According to law, the preliminary amount may be reduced before being...
September 20, 2013 - 11:11am
September 6, 2013
Lower property taxes not a guarantee
The Dayton administration predicts Minnesotans’ property tax bills will fall next year. Maybe so, maybe not. Local government officials are considering what to do with property taxes, including looking at whether they need to increase spending, and taxes, after a decade-long...
September 6, 2013 - 9:47am
August 29, 2013
New levy appears likely
The Perham-Dent School Board has preliminarily approved a new General Education Levy of up to $300 per student. Board members voted in favor of the levy at a meeting last week, easily meeting a state deadline of Sept. 30. The board could still opt to under-collect and levy for...
August 29, 2013 - 12:56pm
June 27, 2013
Legislation gives NYM school board new levy power
At its monthly meeting on June 24, the New York Mills School Board was informed of the possibility of levying a new tax on school district residents at a rate of $300 per student. The potential levy, possible due to changes made in the 2013 state legislative session, is part of...
June 27, 2013 - 1:45pm
October 28, 2009
Perham voters to decide on levy
Support for the increased tax levy came from a somewhat unexpected direction, as the auditor testified before the Perham School Board Oct. 21. "I can't stress enough the importance of passing the levy," said Roy Lundee, Brady, Martz, & Associates, the school's auditing firm. "Cutting...
October 28, 2009 - 2:31pm
June 24, 2009
Another levy vote in November 2009
Facing a deficit that could climb past $1 million in the next three years, the Perham-Dent School Board voted to bring another levy increase request to the voters. The board voted June 17 to launch a levy referendum November 3, asking for an additional $695 per student--or an estimated...
June 24, 2009 - 8:18am
March 20, 2009
Mother of five; board member make plea for school levy vote
Despite the skepticism as to whether an increased school tax levy referendum could pass, the Perham-Dent School Board heard two pleas in support of a vote. "We paid only about $150 on our taxes for the school...it's shameful," said Annette Riestenberg, at the March 16 school board...
March 20, 2009 - 7:00am
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
February 27, 2009
Board differs on school levy vote for 2009
Some school board members are getting cold feet about bringing another tax levy referendum to Perham-Dent school district taxpayers. "We may have to wait and see how the federal economic stimulus bill plays out," said School Board Chairman Jim Rieber, at the Feb. 23 meeting.
February 27, 2009 - 11:46am
December 23, 2008
Final levy set at 0 percent in Ottertail
In a time where the majority of area residents are facing more financial pressures than in recent years, the Ottertail City Council has decided to do their best to alleviate as much of that burden as possible. At a December 18 meeting, the Ottertail City Council approved the city's...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 17, 2008
Bombarded by brainstorms: Ideas to raise school funds flourish
"Bombarded with ideas." That's how Jo Strege described the wealth of fundraising ideas that have surfaced over the past two weeks. The hope is that they will create "wealth" for the Perham-Dent schools in a time of desperate financial need. "More Than Nothing" has been the battle...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2008
No room for dessert? After lunch sweets may be cut from school lunch, saving $8,000
Kids with sweet tooths will be deprived of their dessert in the Perham-Dent school cafeteria, under one of numerous budget-cutting measures proposed by the school board. Nearly $300,000 in additional cuts in school expenses will be made--with only a half-year remaining. And that's...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
More Than Nothing... Nothing At All
M.T.N. and N.A.A.--those are the newest acronyms in the Perham area, and in the coming months, you'll be seeing them all over the place. More Than Nothing Nothing At All MTN and NAA will be the "buzz acronyms" for a multitude of fundraising campaigns designed to help the Perham-Dent...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am