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Perham rejects referendum; Pelican Rapids passes

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Voters in Perham rejected a referendum Tuesday that would have given the school district an additional $695 per student for the next four years, leaving the district to stare down an annual budget shortfall of about $1 million.

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Pelican Rapids schools narrowly avoided a similar fate Tuesday, with the district's $600 per-student levy passing with 54 percent of the 2,502 votes cast.

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