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Giving Hearts fundraiser tops goal by more than $1.6 million

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FARGO - Dakota Medical Foundation bested its $2 million fundraising goal for Thursday's Giving Hearts fundraiser by more than $1.6 million.


As of 10:45 p.m. the foundation said on its website that it had raised $3.6 million, but Giving Hearts reached its goal around 4 p.m., when it had more than $2.1 million in donations.

It was the first time the fundraiser has reached its goal so early in the day in its five years, said Pat Traynor, the Dakota Medical Foundation president.

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