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Education Minnesota president Denise Specht told the crowd of Pequot Lakes teachers and supporters, “I really wish we were here celebrating a new contract.” The district is one of 30 in the state yet to settle a contract with teachers out of more than 330. Photo by Chelsey Perkins

Pequot Lakes teachers' union holds rally


Around 90 Pequot Lakes teachers and 50 supporters rallied Tuesday, June 3, to show support for reaching a fair settlement on contracts with the school district.

The rally at Breezy Point Resort featured speeches from local politicians and Education Minnesota's president, Denise Specht. Numerous union representatives from other area schools also attended.

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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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