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Winners pick up Jingle Bells cash

BY Anna Erickson

The final Jingle Bells cash prizes were awarded to winners Friday, Jan. 3.

Several of the #1 ticket holders didn’t come forward so prizes were awarded to people further down the list.

Matthew LaTourelle, of Akeley was the $5,000 winner with the #2 ticket. He received his ticket from Hugo’s.

Other $500 winners included Cheryl Carlson, Menahga (ticket received from L&M), Karrin Lindow, Nevis (ticket received from Warnick’s Janitorial), Tanner Rasehke, Menahga (ticket received from Walmart), Gloria Mulder, Park Rapids (ticket received from Hugo’s), Colleen Elkington, Park Rapids (ticket received from Coborn’s), Mary Williams, Park Rapids (ticket received from L&M), Vicki Schroeder, Nevis (ticket received from Walmart), Krista Hesby, Osage (ticket received from Hugo’s), Ken Gabriel, Park Rapids (ticket received from Walmart), Barbara Iverson, Nevis (ticket received from Dorset Corner Liquor).

The Jingle Bells Sweepstakes encourages people to explore the businesses and services in Park Rapids and the surrounding areas.

To see photos of the winners go to the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce website at