Shriners make donation to Children’s Hospital

Pictured, from left: Bill Batchelder, Treasurer; Joe Dunn, Shrine Bowl Chairman; Michael Smith, Shriner; Roger Schmidt, President; Richard Labraaten, Shriner. Submitted

Bemidji Headwaters Shrine Club recently donated $8,106 to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

These funds, according to a release, were made possible by the contributions of Bemidji and surrounding area businesses.

For information on becoming a Shriner, contact Roger Schmidt at (218) 751-1172.


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 family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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