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FNBBF establishes youth program grant

First National Bank Bemidji Foundation recently established a $25,000 grant for the Red Lake Nation Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Pictured from left are Paul Welle, chairman of First National Bank Bemidji Foundation, Alise May, Red Lake Middle School participant, Sharon James, Small Business Development Manager and Sue Engel, FNBB Foundation Secretary/Treasurer. — Submitted photo

BEMIDJI — First National Bank Bemidji Foundation recently created an entrepreneurial program grant to develop and support tribal band member-owned businesses. The Red Lake Nation Youth Entrepreneur Program has partnered with the Red lake School District, St. Mary’s Mission School and Bemidji State University to develop various aspects of the new youth program.