Save Minnesota Fundraising Reaches $1,000,000 Milestone!

PERM (Proper Economic Resource Management) is a non-profit conservation club dedicated to promoting balanced solutions to natural resource management issues. The campaign to "Save Minnesota" was initiated by Bud Grant and PERM. A goal of $1.5 million was set to protect the interests of sportsmen, property owners, small businesses, and other concerned citizens in Minnesota Indian treaty lawsuits.

As the Mille Lacs and Fond du Lac Indian treaty lawsuits have made their way through the courts, the volunteers for PERM have continued the effort to insure the strongest possible defense is put forth.

Over 100 organizations representing thousands of citizens have donated to "Save Minnesota."

If you care about your freedom, property rights, voice in government, quality of life, and pursuit of fish and game, you had better join PERM today!

Rice Area Sportsman's Club donated $5,000!

Representatives from the Rice Area Sportsman's Club were on hand to present PERM with a check for $5,000 at Smokin Hill on April 25. This generous gift represents the proceeds from their annual banquet for PERM held each spring in Foley, MN. In addition to the proceeds from their annual fundraiser, the club also donates $500 each month. This makes the Rice Area Sportsman's Club the largest contributor to our efforts to promote sound fish and game management and equal hunting and fishing rights.

PERM's Annual Metro Auction clears over $6,000!

Wildlife art, sporting goods and much more made up the bill at our Annual Metro Auction on May 1, 1999 at the Anoka County Fairgrounds. Thank you to everyone who donated time and merchandise to make this year's event a great success. Special thanks to event organizers Doug Meyenburg Jr. and Doug Kolodzienski! They worked countless hours putting it all together.

Hunter's Point Tournament chips in $1,000!

The great folks at Hunter's Point Resort on Mille Lacs Lake donated $1,000 from their annual walleye tournament. The beautiful east shore resort hosts it's tournament each year in June.

Hunter's Point Resort presents Dave Oslin

George Nitti (L) from Hunter's Point Resort presents Dave Oslin from PERM with a $1,000 check.

PERM's Annual Golf Tournament makes $2,000!

A drenching rain could not keep 100 PERM supporters from turning out June 19th for the Annual PERM Golf Tournament. This year's event was held at Fiddlestix Golf Course in Isle MN. Thank you to everyone who played and/or donated to make this event possible. A special thanks to Terry Freidrichs who organized the event. Front Nine winning foursome with a score of 53 was Bill Kramber, Earling Hoo, Dan Bickam and Bob Schmidt. The winners on the back nine holes were John Kordash, Paul Ebner, Jo Ebner and Scott Ebner.

PERM's Annual Smokin Hill Pig Roast raises a record $10,000!

Thank you to our Mille Lacs Lake Area Committee and everyone who helped make our spring pig roast at Smokin Hill a great success. Featured guest, Keck Melby from Grand Portage told audience about how the tribal government in his area is trying to regulate non-Indians through local zoning ordinances.

Wave Wackers Walleye Tournament donates $2,000!

A very special thanks to the Herricks and Wave Wackers for making us a part of their annual fishing tournament on Mille Lacs Lake again this year. Their continued commitment to PERM and our efforts to protect Minnesota's sport fishing heritage is unequaled among tournament promoters.

Wave Wackers presents Mark Rotz

Bill Herrick (R) of Wave Wackers presents Mark Rotz from PERM a check for $2,000.

$3,000 Cash given away in PERM's Annual Calendar Raffle!

On April 25, 1999, PERM drew the winners of our 1999 Cash Calendar Raffle. For just $20, contestants had a chance to win eighteen cash prizes totaling $3,000! Sales are limited to just five hundred calendars, making the odds of winning either $150 or $200 very high and winning tickets go back in the drawing making it possible to win on multiple dates. The following is the list of lucky winners. Checks were mailed out on the week of their winning day.

Lorraine Adamek
Webster, MN
Maynhardt Bahrke
Belle Plain, MN
Jeff Bennett
Lino Lakes, MN
Lloyd & Karen Carlson
Coon Rapids, MN
Jason Fisher
Tom Hahne
St. Paul, MN
Michael L. Hansen
Isanti, MN
Russ Harkins
Le Center, MN
John & Peggy Herman
Rice, MN
Leo Holzmer
Hampton, MN
Dean & Patty Kaminski
Columbia Heights, MN
Dewy Leider
Mora, MN
Gabriel Linder
Stanchfield, MN
Richard R. Meyer
Mound, MN
John & Elizabeth Morley
Forest Lake, MN
David R. O Neil
Robbinsdale, MN
Lee C. Pedersen
Delano, MN

$5 Raffle Winners Drawn on April 25, 1999!

PERM's has always got a raffle of some kind in progress to raise money. We recently concluded a $5 Raffle at Smokin Hill on April 25, 1999. Revenues from this raffle which started in November of 1998 generated a profit of over $16,000! The following list of people were the lucky winners this time. Don't forget to purchase your tickets for our current raffle with some fabulous prizes!

1) Special PERM Edition Remington Model 7400 30/06 Rifle Jerry Degn - Maple Grove, MN

2) Special PERM Edition Remington Model 1187 12 Gauge Jim Thurber - Annandale, MN

3) Ladies Diamond Bracelet Wrist Watch Larry Gerold - Osseo, MN

4) G-Loomis Rod and Reel from Boone's Outdoorsman Mark Schneider - Suamico, WI

5) Garmen Model 12 GPS Craig Jimbra - Zimmerman, MN

6) Makita Cordless Drill Lee Kremners - St. Cloud, MN

7) $100 Cash Gordy Brausen - Forest Lake, MN

8) PERM Cap & T-Shirt Raymond Peterson, Thief River Falls, MN