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Nominations accepted for “Someone Special” volunteer program

The United Way of Bemidji Area’s  31st Annual Someone Special Volunteer Program is now accepting nominations to recognize local volunteers. The program partnership of the United Way of Bemidji area with Ken K. Thompson Jewelry, KB101, and the Bemidji Pioneer. The program offers Bemidji area’s community organizations and businesses a complimentary way to recognize and…

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Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce accepting Award of Excellence nominations

The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce’s Awards of Excellence luncheon will be held in-person and virtually this year, with in-person attendance limited to 100 people. Nominations are now open to recognize Chamber businesses that go above and beyond for the community. Chamber members who register to attend virtually will receive Zoom information to attend, with registration…

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Five Bemidji-area volunteers being sought for AmeriCorps service

Minnesota AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative (ERI) announced that 272 sites throughout Minnesota need help in dealing with COVID-19 related issues, including hunger, homelessness and educational challenges. In Bemidji, four local sites have been identified for support. To serve the increased need, five members are being sought locally and approximately 860 individuals are being recruited throughout…

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HUD awards $13.1 million to Minnesota Tribes in COVID relief

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $450 million to Indian Housing Block Grants to tribes across the country in response to COVID-19. This funding includes over $13 million to Minnesota tribes, allowing tribes to carry out affordable housing activities to protect the safety and health of tribal members and communities. The White…

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United Way of Bemidji Area exceeds fundraising goals

The United Way of Bemidji Area Executive Director Denae Alamano announced this morning on the radio stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting that the annual fundraising goals were met, and exceeded. Alamano said the goal was $525,000, which would then be distributed to area nonprofits that meet the United Way’s priority campaigns of education, health and…

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