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'First City of Lights' needs more donations: This year’s event is on, but future years in doubt

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BEMIDJI — The annual holiday light display known as the “First City of Lights” is headed for dire straits if a trend toward lower donation totals isn’t corrected, Chamber of Commerce officials say. This year’s event is funded, but the program could face cuts in future years.


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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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