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Published April 12 2014

Contributions (April 12)

AgCountry donates to area food pantries

AgCountry Farm Credit Services has donated more than $14,000 toward hunger relief efforts in eastern North Dakota and northwest and west-central Minnesota.

For the Fargo office, donations of $1,500 were split among five area agencies including Great Plains Food Bank and Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo, Churches United for the Homeless and Dorothy Day House in Moorhead and the Hawley (Minn.) Food Pantry.

This is the 24th year AgCountry has donated funds to local hunger relief efforts.

Herberger’s event raises millions for nonprofits

This year’s Herberger’s Community Days event helped raise more than

$4.5 million for local nonprofit organizations, local schools and its national partner, the American Heart Association.

The semi-annual event took place at all Herberger’s stores nationwide on Feb. 28 and March 1.

Thousands of organizations and schools sold $5 savings booklets with 100 percent of the donations raised benefiting their chosen organization. In return for their $5 donation for the booklet, customers received a $10 off coupon, a 30 percent off shopping pass and other coupon savings to use during the event.

Herberger’s has raised $116 million for local nonprofit groups since Community Days began in 1999.

Bell State Bank & Trust donates to NDSCS fund

The North Dakota State College of Science Alumni Foundation has received a $25,000 lead gift from Bell State Bank & Trust of Fargo to help establish the NDSCS Leadership Fund.

The fund has been created to help start and sustain an NDSCS Leadership program that will provide students with an opportunity to join the NDSCS Ambassadors, an on-campus student organization that will focus on cultivating and growing leadership skills.

The foundation will use Bell State Bank & Trust’s initial gift, along with an additional $12,500 from North Dakota State Challenge Grant matching funds, as a starting point to build the endowment.

HCSCC receives grant for quilt exhibit

The Lake Regions Arts Council has awarded the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County $1,870 toward funding the Quilt National ‘13, a traveling exhibit from the 18th juried biennial international exhibition of art quilts curated by the Dairy Arts Barn, Athens, Ohio.

The grant, along with donations from the Quilters Guild of North Dakota and Minnesota Quilters, secured the funding needed by HCSCC to bring this exhibit to the Hjemkomst Center, where it will be on display Aug. 16 through Sept. 28.