Bemidji Fire raises more than $3,300 for those with muscle-debilitating diseases

Members of the Bemidji Fire Department kicked off the firefighter’s annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign during the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Grand Parade.

According to a release, the effort is to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which works to find treatments and cures for MD, ALS and other diseases that severely limit strength and mobility.

Bemidji Fire raised $3,351.06 for the MDA during the parade.

“Funds raised through the 2021 Bemidji Fire Boot event empower families with life enhancing resources and support many children and their families. It also allows many children and families to partake in the MDA’s summer camp located in Maple Lake.”


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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