Save Minnesota fundraising reaches $1,248,000

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. We have also filed legal briefs with the United States Supreme Court in an important case involving tribal jurisdiction over non-members from out West called Atkinson Trading Co. v. Shirley. 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!

PERM volunteers staff our booths at the Sport Shows!

Late winter and early spring mean sport show season in Minnesota. PERM had a booth at several area shows this season including The Minnesota Walleye Expo, The St. Cloud Sportsman Show, The Minnesota Muskie Expo and The Northwest Sports Show. Congratulations to Greg Davis of Wyoming, MN who was the winner of the set of musky baits that PERM gave away at the Musky Expo. Countless hours are spent by dedicated PERM volunteers who staff the booths at these shows. It's all part of our ongoing effort to educate the public about the need for balanced solutions to natural resource management issues and the negative impact special rights based on race has on natural resource management and local economies.

PERM's Annual Metro Area Fundraiser makes over $6,000!

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow (and we experienced it all that day) could keep PERM supporters from attending our annual fundraiser in Blaine, Minnesota on February 8, 2001. A nice crowd showed up despite the bad weather to have some fun and show their support for PERM. The event, which is free to attend, boasts several raffles, both a live and silent auction, and a chicken or catfish supper for those who were hungry. PERM wishes to thank all those who attended the event as well as the many area businesses who donated merchandise to make this event happen. Most of all we want to thank the volunteers who worked at the event, especially Lloyd and Marv Carlson who chaired the event!

Special Guest Larry Bollig, noted outdoorsman and radio co-host of KSTP-AM's "Bear Facts & Fish Tales" was our featured speaker at our Annual Metro Area Fundraiser.

Larry Bollig

Our 6th Annual Gourmet Wild Game Dinner raises $9,000!

This year's annual event was on March 3, 2001 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. In addition to an important PERM legal update from our legal counsel, Randy Thompson, guests were treated to an inspiring speech by former Minnesota Senator, David Durenberger. And of course we must mention the food. This gourmet game dinner may be the best banquet dinner in the Twin Cities area. Again, we wish to thank all the area businesses who helped make this event a reality. Thanks to everyone who attended and spent freely on the countless raffles and auction items. Thanks to everyone who worked the night of the event, and we want to extend a special thanks to event co-chairs, Jim Moeller and Rex Turner who worked countless hours putting things together!

A pair of special appreciation plaques were presented to our auctioneers. Jim Harvey (L) and Harvey Hazeman (R) are pictured holding their plaques presented by Mark Rotz, PERM Chairman at the Gourmet Wild Game Dinner. Both Jim and Harvey have donated countless hours of time and talent at PERM fundraisers for almost 10 years!

PERM Plaques