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Larry and Violet Stillday, and Carol Priest, executive director of the Red Lake Homeless Shelter, listen Tuesday to members of the Muskrat Lodge Singers as the shelter celebrated with a feast to honor National Homeless Awareness Week. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Blessing, feast marks homeless memorial

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RED LAKE - The Red Lake Homeless Shelter, "Mishkwaa-ga-mii-wii-zaaga'iganiing Giiwishiiwigamig," held a blessing and feast Tuesday to mark National Homeless Person's Memorial Day.

The shelter opened in January 2006.

The shelter, according to Executive Director Carol Priest, has proven its tremendous need: a third of its clientele are children; the majority is 20-40 years old.

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