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HELPING HANDS: Donation match ... Tibiatowski benefit ... Stengrim benefit

  • Donation match: Bremer Bank has announced its Meals for Many Campaign will be held this year through Saturday. During this time, Bremer Bank will match every donation $2 for $1, up to $35,000. The bank will also donate an additional $1 for every completed interactive hunger quiz, found at, up to $5,000. All donations will be distributed to local Feeding America food banks and food shelves in Bremer communities throughout North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Info: (651) 312-3547.
  • Tibiatowski benefit: A benefit will be held for Terry Tibiatowski from 5:30 p.m. to closing Saturday at the Diamond Lounge, 1607 DeMers Ave. Tibiatowski, 52, is the single father of a young son and has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. The benefit will feature a potluck, raffle, silent auction, door prizes and live music by Gypsy Wynd. All proceeds will go to help Tibiatowski and his family with medical and general expenses. Info: (800) 532-6323.
  • Stengrim benefit: A spaghetti supper benefit will be held for Judy Stengrim from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Alvarado Community Center, 155 Marshall St., Alvarado, Minn. Judy fractured her pelvis during a fall earlier this year and subsequently contracted a staph infection, which spread throughout her body and led to a protracted stay at the Mayo Hospital. Info: (701)
  • Ellingson benefit: A spaghetti supper and silent auction will be held for Sgt. Odney Ellingson from 5 to 9 p.m. July 8 at the East Grand Forks Eagles Club. Ellingson is a retired police officer from the East Grand Forks Police Department and was recently diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. All proceeds will benefit the Ellingson family. Info: (218) 773-1104.
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