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Hope House receives grant

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The First National Bank of Bemidji Foundation granted $13,000 to Hope House over a two-year period to fund the startup of a community mental health practitioner position. The community mental health practitioner teaches people with long-term mental illness to manage the illness so they can care for themselves and their children within the community. Pictured from left to right are, front row: Sue Engel, First National Bank; Robin Wold, Hope House. Back Row: Joe Lueken, Lisa Bruns, Ron Kuperus, Dean Thompson, Scott Curb and Paul Welle.