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BEMIDJI — Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota congratulates Ann Marie Nelson, RN; Donnea Peterson, RN, EMT; LynMaree Harris, BSN, RN; and Viola Anderson on being honored as the 2019 Sanford Health Nurses’ Recognition award recipients for all that they do.

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Walker American Legion Post 134 will host a blood drive with Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) May 29, 1:30-5:30 p.m., at the Walker American Legion, 407 Front Street.

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STAPLES — Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) was awarded $92,500 from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) through the (2018 Cycle II) Support Our Troops (SOT) license plate fund grant program.

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Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) is seeking foster parents for children and youth in need. If you have a special heart for children, consider becoming a foster parent.

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An open house to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Scott and Jackie Bruns will be held May 25 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Lazy Moon Saloon at Moondance Event Center. Come share stories and memories of the couple; bring any photos you might have; and be ready to tell your story. Scott and Jack…

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As the number of children in the state’s foster care system has grown — from 11,500 in 2013 to 16,500 in 2018 — there is a greater need than ever for foster parents to provide temporary, critical care to children in crisis.

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The National Honor Society at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School hosted a blood drive April 9 with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, which helped collect a total of 26 units of blood products for patients in need.

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PILLAGER — The Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership and Grampa G’s Farm will host a public field day at a Deep Winter Greenhouse to demonstrate the production process and discuss ongoing horticultural and economic research results.

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PINE RIVER — The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) is partnering with African Children Today (ACT) to install a solar microgrid for the ACT Junior Academy in Rakai, Uganda.

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Did you know that more people under the age of 50 are now being diagnosed with colon cancer than ever before? In fact, that age group is the only group seeing an increase in cancer cases.

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The Walker community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, April 2 at Hope Lutheran Church that helped collect a total of 40 units of blood products for patients in need.

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Robert "Bob" Pauly turns 80 April 29. Give him a call or send him a card. Happy birthday, Bob!

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Northern Community Radio KAXE/KBXE will hold its biannual volunteer training for on-air hosts Monday April 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the KBXE Studio in Bemidji. Interested volunteers can take their first step toward hosting a live radio program.

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Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. — Edgar Allen Poe

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BRAINERD — Adults who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets April 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. starting April 29 through June 10 at Essentia Health-St. Jose…

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Laporte High School hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services April 4 that helped collect a total of 25 units of blood products for patients in need.

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Surely the silver lining to “thunder blizzards” in April after another record-setting winter is that we’ll have fewer pests this summer, right?

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BRAINERD — Essentia Health in partnership with LifeSource, the region’s organ donation organization, raised a flag to honor donors and recipients April 1 at the main entrance of Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center. The flag will be flown the month of April to bring awareness to Natio…

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Remedy Drive, a missionary rock band, and Exodus Road, a human trafficking abolitionist group,will partner for a performance May 5 at 5 p.m. at True Life Assembly of God, Detroit Lakes.

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Who should your Health Care Agent get advice from if they need to make a decision about your care? Do you have a legally assigned Health Care Agent to see that your Health Care Directive is followed as you wish?

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Cass County Health, Human and Veterans Services (HHVS)-Public Health will be hosting a listening session with the community about creating a vision and planning for healthier communities.