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News Briefs for May 14

Bemidji resident wins $20,000 in lottery

BEMIDJI — Kjell Thompson of Bemidji recently won $21,000 playing the Minnesota Lottery’s Cash Star Crossword game, officials said Monday. Thompson claimed the prize 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

Healthy living presentation set

BEMIDJI — A presentation on living healthy on a budget is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Rail River Folk School. The presentation is a part of the Sustainable Tuesday organization.

Various community members will be discussing how to live healthy and shop eco-friendly without spending too much money. They will discuss how to shop, plan healthy meals for the week and take advantage of free community activities.

For details, call Caitlyn Schuchhardt at 755-3765 or Simone Senogles at 751-4967.

ECFE registration available

BEMIDJI — Registration is open for all Early Childhood Family Education classes in Bemidji.

Classes are available for infants to 4 years old in various formats. Parents may attend with their children to learn activities and discuss parenting issues. Classes are offered during the day and night and are available for families regardless of income status.

To register and for more information, call 333-8329 or visit the office in the Beltrami County Community Services Center at 616 America Ave., Suite 110.