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Pequot Lakes teachers' union packs school board meeting


More than 50 people, mostly teachers, attended the Pequot Lakes School Board meeting Monday, March 17, most sporting matching blue Education Minnesota Pequot Lakes (EMPL) T-shirts and buttons that said, “When?”

Despite their overwhelming presence, not a word was spoken at the meeting regarding the contract negotiations taking place between the union and the district.

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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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