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Bemidji resident wins $20,000 in lottery

Kjell Thompson of Bemidji recently won $21,000 playing the Minnesota Lottery's Cash Star Crossword game, officials said today. Thompson claimed the prize on May 7. The winning ticket was sold at the Holiday store at 1106 Paul Bunyan Drive NE in Bemidji, officials said.

Since 1990, the Minnesota Lottery has raised more than $2.2 billion for state programs, officials said in a press release. For more information, visit