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Bemidji becomes new donation site for Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

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According to the organization's website, only a handful of other donation sites exist in Northern Minnesota: in Duluth, Fargo-Moorhead, Wadena and Roseau.

BEMIDJI — The city of Bemidji is now a donation site for the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies to support infants in need.

Beltrami County Public Health is home to the milk depot, for which women who have extra expressed milk can become approved donors to donate the extra supply. Milk donors must meet certain qualifications to be approved, with the screening process taking about three to six weeks to complete.

The nonprofit organization supplies the donated milk to premature and medically fragile infants in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.

According to Minnesota Milk Bank's website, only a handful of other donation sites exist in Northern Minnesota: in Duluth, Fargo-Moorhead, Wadena and Roseau.

Beltrami County Public Health recently remodeled its clinic in the Community Services Building. The department will host an open house and celebrate WIC’s 50th Anniversary on Monday, June 24.

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