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Pay It Forward December 12, 2013

Princess Warrior

When Molly Carter, Bell State Bank & Trust employee, found out that eight-year-old Jane was starting treatments for leukemia, she knew that's where she wanted her Pay It Forward money to go.

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Community Connect December 12, 2013

In Sickness and in Health

When Kevin Wallevand was given Community Connect funds to pass on, he knew right away he wanted to donate the money to Jodell Johnson and her family.

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Pay It Forward December 12, 2013

In Their Shoes

When Bell State Bank & Trust employee Paula Swanson first asked her dad to do the 60-mile Susan G. Komen 3-day walk and help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, he said, "No way." But then...

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Pay It Forward December 12, 2013

The Rack

The Rack is a place at North High School in Minneapolis where students who do not have basic necessities can come to get personal hygiene products and clothing. What started out as something so simple has grown beyond that. .

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Pay It Forward December 12, 2013

Children's Theater Company

When Bell State Bank & Trust employee Julie Lovaas took her children to a production by The Children's Theater Company, she was so moved by the performance that it inspired her to Pay It Forward.

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Community Connect December 12, 2013

Teaching It Forward

Kory Werlinger, Bell State Bank & Trust employee, volunteers at Kennedy Elementary School. When he heard Julie Feske's fourth grade class talking about random acts of kindness, he knew he wanted to give his Pay It Forward: Community Connect funds to the class in order to accomplish a kind act of their own choosing.

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