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On hand for the presentation were (front row, left to right) PAD trainer Linda Wiedewitsch with assistance dog Rocky, Nancy Baker, Bell State Bank, PAD Vice Chairperson Mary Jimmerson and assistance dog K.D. Colt, Bell State Bank’s Debbie Schoenborn and Julie Glawe, ‘Pay It Forward’ donor Erlene Davis, PAD Chairperson Paul Goecke; (back row) PAD board members Treasurer Nancy Zehnacker, Secretary Pam Gregory, Jeff Leichter, Bruce Kunz and Jack Fay. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Bank pays it forward to Patriot Assist. Dogs

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Since its inception two and a half years ago, the Patriot Assistance Dogs program at Lucky Dog Boarding & Training Center in Detroit Lakes has made a difference in the lives of more than a dozen area veterans — and the dogs they have been paired with.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454