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Pay It Forward May 26, 2016

Detroit Lakes Scholarship

In 2016 the $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Wyatt Nelson who will be attending the University of Minnesota - Duluth and majoring in Engineering.

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Pay It Forward April 29, 2016

A Chance to Say Thank You

Andrew Kalvoda, a virtual bank service consultant at Bell Bank, will be touring Washington, D.C. with his 13-year-old son, Jordan, in a few weeks. It's part of class trip Jordan is taking with his eighth-grade class at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. This will be Andrew and Jordan's first time visiting the nation's capital.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Project Wildness

Nate and Shane, founders of Project Wilderness, began travelling throughout the western states just wanting to do something special. They set out to help those in need and to make a difference in as many lives as possible.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Pay It Forward To Patrick

What Patrick thought was just a cold turned out to be more. The former Bell team member went to the hospital at the urging of his wife, and ended up in the ER. He didn’t wake up for three weeks and spent two more months in the hospital.

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Community Connect December 13, 2015

Double The Impact

Bell team member Dorothy Owen selected Eric Schwartz for Pay It Forward: Community Connect. Eric agreed, but had a catch. If he was going to donate $1,000, so was Dorothy. Eric used his money to support Gigi’s Playhouse and Dorothy used hers for Mind Body Solutions.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Best Friends

Rob wasn’t feeling well after running errands, so he went to bed early. Tragically, he never woke up. Rob passed away from a heart attack, leaving behind two young children and a wife battling breast cancer. In the midst of the tragedy, the family found hope.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Rosalyn's Journey

Rosalyn is a former Bell team member that has the type of personality that makes you want to get to know her. She has been battling cancer recently. The 23-year-old was humbled when eight former co-workers pooled together their Pay It Forward funds to help support her.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Remember Yourself

People need touch. That’s the reason that a Bell team member teamed up with a massage therapist to provide 31 one-hour table massages for people who have memory issues and their caregivers. The gift of a massage is helping many people remember themselves.

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Friends and Family December 13, 2015

Friends and Family-Minneapolis

Each year, every Bell State Bank & Trust team member receives a day off and a gift card with the Friends and Family program. The only catch – spend the day with friends or family. Check out some of the 2015 Friends and Family stories from our Minneapolis team.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Hope Kids

Power weight lifting and fundraising come together at Relentless, an annual event with proceeds going to Hope Kids. The program raised $13,000 for Hope Kids in its first year and $230,000 in 2015.

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