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United Way Annual Chili Cook-Off

It certainly was the battle of the beans today at the annual United Way superhero-themed chili cook-off. And among forty two competitors it seemed that everyone had their own opinion on what it is exactly that makes the best chili.

Coats for the Community

The United Way of Bemidji’s annual Coats for the Community drive once again took place at the turn of the weather calendar. Cooler temperatures have made their way into Minnesota, and soon the outdoors will become difficult to stand in without protection. This event has...

Bemidji Chili Cook-Off Returns

For the 29th year, the United Way of Bemidji brought back its fall campaign for the community. That also meant the return of its annual Chili Cook-Off event at the Sanford Center, which this time carried a “Day in Paradise” theme. The best chili dishes were judged in...

United Way Gives Back

United Way of Bemidji’s board of directors recently approved a substantial donation of $300,000 to not-for-profit organizations in the community. While gift amounts varied in value, each group needed the support it received. Learn more about the story here.

United Way’s Holiday Gifts For Kids

The United Way knows that Santa’s list doesn’t always depend on who’s naughty and nice, but rather what the budget is after the bills are paid. That’s why the United Way’s Holiday Gifts For Kids program makes sure every child wakes up to a present...

Local Pizzeria Looks to Give Back this Holiday Season

A local pizzeria owner is giving thanks to the community he grew up in by hosting a free Thanksgiving Dinner. He says the Brainerd Lakes Community is the base of his business. “We are always looking for opportunities to give back to the community.” Said Chris Moran, Owner...

United Way Chili Cook Off

The United Way hosted their annual chili cook off today for hundreds of people who came hungry and left happy. Twenty-three organizations served up chili Las Vegas style to raise money for the United Way’s fall campaign. The campaign chair, Sue Kringen, said they picked the...

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