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Operation Round Up® awards grants to local organizations


November 9, 2018

Seated: Mary Joy, Wanda Anderson, Blackduck Area Toys for Kids; Diane McKean, Blackduck Woodcarver's Festival; Dwight Kalvig, Blackduck High School; Curtis Wetzell, Blackduck Area Seniors; Rose Fresquez, Northland Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol Standing: Jesse Carey, Blackduck High School; Mattea Elhard, Headwaters School of Music & the Arts; Louise Jackson, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra; Tricia Andrews, Headwaters School of Music & Arts; Andrea Ohnstad, Boys & Girls Club of Bemidji; Joan Moorhead, Laporte School; Trish Quistgaard, Bemidji Early Childhood Collaborative; David Lindmark, Birchmound Community Center; Mary Morton, Northern Artist Association/Gallery North; Bonnie Conrad, Ruby's Pantry-Laporte; Pat Roush, Hope Lutheran Church; LaVon Weidenborner, Northome Koochiching County Fair; Linda Lien, Bi-County Community Action Program; Wanda Yoemans, Churches United; Barry Karpinski, All-Pro Dads; Brina Ellison, Pet Fixers; Sharon Lembke, Operation Round Up board president.

Bemidji, Minn. -The Beltrami Electric Cooperative Trust Board for Operation Round Up® met recently and awarded grants to twenty six area nonprofit and community organizations totaling $22,626.

Operation Round Up® is a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives and provides financial assistance to nonprofit and community based organizations in our area. A complete list of grants awarded can be found on the cooperative's website at


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