Area food shelves are asking for help to restock supplies. March, which is the annual Minnesota FoodShare Drive month, is the time to make donations, as they will be partially matched by Minnesota Foodshare funds. Last year, New York Mills Food Shelf was given an additional $500 from FoodShare, after the community responded with cash donations of more than $12,000 and 1,318 pounds of food. Perham received $570 from FoodShare after collecting March community donations of $17,500 and 7,100 pounds of food.
New York Mills teachers will see a 2 percent raise - twice. At its regular meeting Monday night, the New York Mills School Board gave consent to award teachers with two consecutive yearly raises, set at 2 percent, starting this year. Board members on the Personnel Committee - Dan Welter, Josie Hendrickx, and Chuck Jacobson - said the committee would have liked to halt the raises, but it felt a compromise was necessary, as both sides had to give.