Save Minnesota fundraising reaches $1,165,000

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.

Your continued support is important. We still have a small bill remaining on the Mille Lacs lawsuit, and the Fond Du Lac Band's hunting and fishing rights case in Northeastern Minnesota is still ongoing. We are in the process of developing arguments on the Indian Claims Commission Act which is an essential step in getting back to the Supreme Court to reverse the Mille Lacs decision. Our efforts to educate the public and our elected officials about what is at stake costs money too. No other organization is as well equipped as PERM, to fight for your rights.

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 Sportsmen raise $10,000 for PERM!

Congratulations and many thanks to all the guys and gals associated with the Rice Area Sportsman's Cub. Their fundraiser to help PERM on March 31, 2000 was held at Henry's Banquet Center in Foley, MN and was a great success. A steak and fish dinner was served and several raffles along with a live and silent auction made the evening complete. All proceeds from the event were donated to PERM.

A crowd of around 400 gathered for the fundraiser put on by the Rice Area Sportsman's Club

PERM's Annual Spring Auction clears $7,800!

PERM held its Annual Spring Auction on April 15, 2000 at Stan Visser's place north of Ogilvie, MN on Hwy. 47. Thank you to everyone who donated merchandise, worked at the event and/or purchased items at the auction. We want to give a special thank you to Stan Visser for the use of his property, and all the hard work that went into hosting our event.

PERM volunteers sold brats and polish sausage, pies and coffee. In the background are auctioneers Harvey Hazeman and Jim Harvey, who donated their time for our sale.

PERM's 7th Annual Spring Pig Roast at Smokin Hill makes $11,000!

Smokin Hill just North of Isle, MN was the place to be Sunday April 30, 2000. Thanks to the hard work by PERM's Lake Committee, this year's event was the best ever.

PERM members, Doug Kolodzienski (L) and Russ Dombovy (R), worked selling raffles at Smokin Hill.

PERM's Annual Hillman Area Fundraiser nets $8,000!

It never fails, the day we have our event in Hillman will be one of the hottest days of the year. That didn't matter to the great crowd on hand for the roast pork and roast beef dinner. Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who donated cash, food or merchandise to make this event a success. Congratulations to event chairman and PERM board member, Hank Dombovy, for bringing it all together.

Team Walleye donates $1,300 to PERM!

Tournament at Mille Lacs Lake. PERM volunteers helped with parking cars, loading and unloading boats etc. Tournament organizers donated $1,300.00 from the event to PERM to continue to help protect the areas public natural resources.

Wave Wakers Invitational Walleye Tournament donates $2,000 to PERM!

Thanks again to the Herrick family, and everyone associated with what has become the most prestigious fishing tournament on Mille Lacs Lake! The continued support of the contestants and tournament organizers is deeply appreciated.

Hunter's Point Walleye Tournament contributes $500 to help PERM Save Minnesota!

PERM would like to thank George Nitti at Hunter's Point for helping "Save Minnesota". Once again this year, a portion of the annual tournament proceeds were donated to PERM. Please stop in at the beautiful Hunter's Point Resort on the East shores of Mille Lacs Lake for first class vacation experience. Remember to thank George for his dedication to PERM.