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Dragon Boat festival raises charity dollars

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BEMIDJI - This year's Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival generated more than $2,700 for charity.

The race day breakfast brought in more than $900 for the Beltrami County Relay for Life, and the cornhole tournament Thursday and cupcake donation Saturday helped bring in the remainder of money.

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Severe weather forced closure of the festival grounds and concert in the Dragon's Den about 8:30 p.m. Friday. The grounds reopened about 10 p.m.

The eighth annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival is scheduled next year from July 31-Aug. 3.

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