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Pelican Rapids High School alumni and community members are leading an effort to help raise funds for the cash-strapped school district. From left are Kathy Ouren, Becky Wontor, Kathy Bergren, Michael Forsgren, Sarah Nehk, Bob Satterlie and Jeanne Houland. (David Samson/The Forum)

Pelican Rapids alumni help offset cuts in district

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Hundreds of checks for the Pelican Rapids (Minn.) School District arrived this spring from far-flung states - and from Switzerland, Austria and Norway.


A group of Pelican Rapids High School alumni reached out to fellow graduates and asked for cash to help offset $600,000 worth of budget cuts in the coming school year. The reductions came after the narrow defeat of a levy referendum in November.

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