Local kids shop with local heroes for the holidays

Thirty-one kids shopped with members of our local first responder agencies during the Annual Heroes and Helpers Program at Walmart.

The children were each paired with a Hero to assist them with the shopping and were each given $100 to spend how they wished.

Walmart Bemidji hosted and the shopping assistants were volunteers from the Bemidji Police Department, Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, Bemidji Ambulance, Bemidji Firefighters Local 2302, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Bemidji and First City Lions Clubs.


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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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