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Weather can't stop the Naytahwaush Nightriders from honoring commitment

The weather may have been gusty enough at times to bring the wind chill to a bone chilling 79 degrees below zero, but the Naytahwausch Nightriders snowmobile club stuck to its plan to ride in order to raise money for Hospice of the Red River Valley.

On Saturday, 15 riders left Pinehurst Resort and headed cross country to the Northern Inn in Bemidji. After spending the night thawing out, they again climbed on their sleds Sunday morning to complete the 200 mile round trip, arriving back at Pinehurst tired out but with a sense of accomplishment.

This is the fourth year in a row that the group has made the trip. Prior to this past weekend, they had raised almost $17,000; totals from this year's ride will be announced at another annual event, the 38th annual Snodeo in early March.

The Snodeo brings in riders from all over the state of Minnesota to compete for cash and prizes, and it is here that Hospice of the Red River Valley will be presented with a check. All funds raised during the Ride for Hospice go to support the ongoing mission of Hospice of the Red River Valley, who has been providing hospice care in the area for the past 27 years.

For more information about the Naytahwaush Nightriders or the upcoming Snodeo, contact Tom McArthur at 218-935-5855.

For more information about hospice services, contact Hospice of the Red River Valley at 218-847-9493.