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Forum staff reports, Published December 20 2009

Spaghetti dinner benefit set for Dewey family

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the West Fargo Veterans of Foreign Wars post to benefit Mahnomen County (Minn.) Deputy Chris Dewey and his family.

The dinner is $5 a person, and free-will donations will be accepted.

The benefit is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Red River Valley Lodge No. 1 and the VFW.

The VFW is at 308 Sheyenne St.

Donations can also be sent to FOP Lodge No. 1, c/o Dewey Benefit, PO Box 962, Fargo, ND 58107-0962.

Dewey was shot in the head and abdomen in February after he confronted two men on a call of shots fired while on duty. He has had several surgeries and is now undergoing intense rehabilitative physical therapy.