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'Creative solution' considered for teacher contract settlement


More than a year after contract expiration, Pequot Lakes teachers and school board members went back to the negotiating table Friday, July 18, again leaving without a resolution.

There are 14 school districts in Minnesota, including Pequot Lakes, that have not settled their 2013-14 teacher contracts, representing 4 percent of all districts in the state.

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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