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Bemidji Police Department Receives Grant from Target for Wireless Transmitter/Motion Camera

Today, The Bemidji Police Department announced that it was awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT). In recognition of the efforts of the Bemidji Police Department in public safety, the grant will fund the purchase of this transmitter and motion camera for the use in assisting the Police Department in solving or preventing crimes and the apprehension of the criminals.

The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.

“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with the Bemidji Police Department as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.”-

In addition to the grant received by the Bemidji Police Department, Target also gives through signature programs such as:

• Take Charge of Education, a school fundraising initiative that provides undesignated funds to local schools for whatever they need most, from books and school supplies to classroom technology.

• Arts Accessibility, free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events nationwide.

• Target School Library Makeovers, a program that leverages Target’s world-class design expertise to transform school libraries across the country with new construction, furniture, and technology, as well as 2,000 new books.

• Education Grants and Awards, including Books for Schools Awards, Target Field Trip Grants and Early Childhood Reading Grants, that provide schools, libraries, teachers and nonprofit organizations the resources they need to bring learning to life and put more kids on the path to graduation.


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