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With 254 volunteer slots available for the 2022 Northwest Water Carnival in Detroit Lakes, scheduled to kick-off on July 8, the Detroit Lakes Jaycees pushed event signups as well as seeking new members during their most recent meeting at Lakeside Tavern and Brewery.
More than 50 attendees in their 'derby' finest gathered at the Holiday Inn Lakefront in Detroit Lakes on May 7 for the Bonnets and Bowties fundraiser hosted by the Marshmallow Animal Shelter.
The United Way of Becker County's annual "Celebration of Heroes" on Thursday, April 28 recognized Detroit Lakes student Hannah Barberg and Frazee-Vergas teacher Molly Fairbanks as "Everyday Heroes," county museum director Becky Mitchell and Meadowland Surveying's Scott and Tiffiny Walz for their "Community Spirit," and Midwest Bank's Jessica Burhans for her "commitment to community, compassion and service combined with extraordinary leadership," as the recipient of this year's Bob and Michelle Harris Award.
Ruby's Pantry, North Country Food Bank and Essentia Health St. Mary's received funds for food distribution and children's reading programs.

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As part of an effort to give back to those who provide daily meals for seniors, the local Council on Aging donated $700 for gas cards to Nutritional Services Inc., coordinators for the Detroit Lakes Meals on Wheels program.
The Detroit Lakes area chapter of Habitat for Humanity has reorganized under a new name: The Fuller Center for Housing. The new nonprofit chapter is in the process of recruiting board members and raising funds for its new housing project.
MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is giving away billions of dollars to charity.
Detroit Lakes' Holy Rosary Catholic School recently participated in Catholic United Financial's annual Catholic Schools Raffle, raising just under $16,000.
The Hopeful Heart Project was founded to help women in the Fargo-Moorhead area cope with the loss of a pregnancy or baby, but now co-founder Kayla Sorum is under investigation.
A UTV, hunting arms and cash went to 10 lucky winners

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For a little over a month, the doors of Detroit Lakes' Adventist Community Services Center and Thrift Store remained closed, following the death of its former co-director. Now, with a new director in place, the center is once again open to the public, three days a week.
The Midwest Minnesota Community Development Corp. has quietly made a big difference – from Detroit Lakes to Frazee to Lake Park to Perham – in a lot of little ways over the past few years.
The FBI alleges in search warrant affidavits that Feeding Our Future, the state’s largest independent sponsor of federal food programs, submitted false reimbursement records and conspired with business owners who stole and laundered funds as part of a “massive fraud” involving shell companies, kickbacks and dozens of bank accounts.

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