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It was a mammoth undertaking Thursday at the Sanford Center as volunteers set up 108 dental chairs as Bemidji prepares for the two-day Minnesota Mission of Mercy event, which offers free dental care. Shown above, volunteers Kale Hermanson of Baxter, Cassi Wilson of Laporte, Andrea Prehan of Bemidji and Erica Evans of Laporte unload electrical and air hose harness for each dental station. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Minnesota Mission of Mercy offers free dental care

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 By Cali Owings

Forum News Service

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Erik Skatvold, a Moorhead dentist, will be just one of 195 dentists offering free dental care this weekend in Bemidji. More than 1,200 dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists and other volunteers will take over the Sanford Center today and Saturday in an effort to provide $1 million in dental care to patients who cannot afford it.

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