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DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Capitol Chatter: Smith opens climate change office
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
Buzz continue run with 7-5 win over Detroit Lakes
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
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Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
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
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
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