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Itasca-Mantrap Co-op awards $25,000 in Round Up grants

Among the Itasca-Mantrap Co-op award recipients and representatives receiving $500 or more are front, from left, Ray Vlasak, Laurentian Lakes Chapter, North Country Trail Association; Loralee Torkelson, Northwoods Arts Council, and Susan Ramse, Living at Home, middle, John Strom, Smart Boards for Nevis School; Daryl Bessler, Salvation Army of Park Rapids, and Jennifer Therkilsen, Kinship of the Park Rapids Area, and back, Elmer Tinklenberg, Walker Hackensack-Akeley School woodworking projects; Hubbard Co...

Itasca-Mantrap Co-op recently awarded $25,000 in grants to area organizations through Operation Round Up.

Grants awarded now total $264,000 via Itasca-Mantrap Co-op customers agreeing to round up their utility bills to the nearest dollar amount.

Akeley Community Library, $450; All Veterans Memorial, $200; Antique Tractor & Engine Club Inc. of Park Rapids, $200; Blank Canvas Gallery & Education Center, $200; Boy Scout Troop 56 - Nevis, $300;

Boys & Girls Clubs of the White Earth Reservation - Pine Point Club, $200; Camp Wilderness - Northern Lights Council, $300; Carsonville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept.,$800; Century PTA - Helping Hands Project,$300; Cub Scout Pack 58 - Park Rapids, $300;

District 309 Early Childhood Family Education, $400; Family Safety Network of Cass County, Inc., $200; Headwaters Animal Shelter, $300; Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning, $375; Headwaters Intervention Center - SAFE Park Program, $500; Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs, $250;

Hubbard County Child Abuse Prevention Council, $300; Hubbard County Detention Center, $300; Hubbard County Historical Society, $500; Hubbard County Local Water Plan, $100; Hubbard County LSS Senior Nutrition & Meals on Wheels, $200; Hubbard County Master Gardeners, $300;

Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission - MN State Community and Technical College, Park Rapids, $300; Hubbard County Regional Economic Development Commission - Economic Development Strategic Planning Advance, $300;

Hubbard County Relay For Life - American Cancer Society Midwest Division, $200; Hubbard County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post, $500; Hubbard County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, $500; Hubbard County Sheriff's Office Third Annual Night to Unite, $500; Hubbard County Soil and Water Conservation District, $300;

Hubbard First Response and Rescue Inc., $300; Human Achievement and Performance Academy, (HAPA), $300; Jackpine Writer's Bloc, Inc., $400; Kinship of the Park Rapids Area, $725; Lake Country Scenic Byway Association, $200; Laporte School, $500;

Laurentian Lakes Chapter, North Country Trail Association, $500; Let's Go Fishing - Park Rapids, $300; Let's Go Fishing with Seniors Lakes Area Chapter, $300; Living At Home/Block Nurse/Interfaith Caregivers Program, $750; Lutheran Social Service Senior Nutrition Program, Shelf Stable Meals, $100; Mahube Community Council, Inc., $300;

Mantrap Valley Conservation Club, $300; Minnesota Dark House and Angling Association, $300; Minnesota Folklore Theater Inc., $100; Nevis Baseball Booster Club, $300; Nevis Community Education - Summer Baseball Program, $300;

Nevis Dollars for Scholars/Pam Lindow Foundation, $300; Nevis Football, $200: Nevis North Stars Men's Baseball Team, $200; Nevis Public School - Elementary Smart Boards, $500; Nevis Public School - Musical Theatre, $200;

Nevis School District - Visual Arts Department, $200; Nevis Senior Center, $250; Northern Light Opera Company, $300; Northwoods Arts Council, $500; Park Rapids/Nevis Robotics, $800; Park Rapids Amateur Hockey Association Inc., $300;

Park Rapids American Legion Baseball, $200; Park Rapids American Legion Boy's State, $300; Park Rapids Area Community Band, $200; Park Rapids Area High School - laptop computers, $300; Park Rapids Area High School Business Professionals of America, $300; Park Rapids Area High School boys tennis, $200;

Park Rapids Century School - PTA, Be Kind Program, $200; Park Rapids Century School Sixth Grade Literacy, $300; Park Rapids Junior/Senior Post Prom, $100; Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council - Art Leap, $300; Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council - Youth Music and Arts Showcase III, $300;

Park Rapids Senior Slam, $100; Park Rapids Summer Youth Baseball, $250; People First of Park Rapids, $200; Pregnancy Resource Center, $200; Team Flight 16U: Area AAU Boys Basketball, $250; Salvation Army of Hubbard County, $500; Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Community Education, $300; WHA High School Student of the Month, $200; WHA School woodworking projects, $500 and White Earth Land Recovery Project, $200.