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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.
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 11.
Lakehead Harvest is a educational nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the past. For three weekends in December, their grounds at 70 E. St. Louis River Road in Esko are turned into a celebration of the holidays and history as visitors can sit in hay racks pulled by vintage tractors and ride on a trail through the woods that features holiday lights and decorations. There are also campfires, concessions, craft vendors and kids activities. Santa Claus is also a frequent guest! The 2021 Lakehead Harvest Holiday Hayrides wrap up Sunday, Dec. 19, going from 2-8:30 p.m. For more information, visit lakeheadharvestshow.com.
“When you put our art somewhere, that says that not only were we here, but we are still here, and more than that, we’re thriving communities full of richness, full of stories," Sarah Agaton Howes said.

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Lakehead Harvest is a educational nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the preservation of the past. The three-day steam and tractor show at 70 E. St. Louis River Road opened Friday, Aug. 27 and featured vintage tractors and displays as well as a flea market, food and family activities.
A lifeguard shortage has caused the staff to require life jackets for everyone 12 and under.
The nonprofit organization has been involved throughout the pandemic with a community reading program through United Way of Carlton County known as “Imagination Library Storytime.”
The nonprofit was opened by Heather Wright, who owns NorthStar Community Services in Cloquet.
A group of Carlton County employees raised over $2,500 in March toward providing food for community members in need.
Northern Lakes Rescue saves hundreds of dogs from overpopulated streets in the south. They have launched a fundraiser to keep their Pequot Lakes facility.

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As a way to help local businesses and nonprofits regain financial footing after the economic pressures over the last year, Forum Communications Co., will match dollar-for-dollar what those entities spend on new advertising campaigns through August. Matches can range from a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $10,000 during this four-month period.
Solar United Neighbors has three active co-ops in Minnesota.
Large or small, charitable groups in Minnesota have been called upon as never before to support the hungry, ailing and low-earning during the coronavirus pandemic. And despite being the cause of widespread income loss, they say, the pandemic has also reinvigorated donors who have the means to support them to do so.

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