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Published November 20, 2013, 04:19 PM

Lake Region State College breaks fundraising record with "Key Event"

The annual gala brought in more than 10,000 dollars for the college. The school raises money through donations and auctions. Lake Region raised about 10,000 dollars more during this year's event than last year. Organizers say the community gets more generous every year.

Lake Region State College set a new fundraising record during its "key event".

The annual gala brought in more than 10,000 dollars for the college. The school raises money through donations and auctions. Lake Region raised about 10,000 dollars more during this year's event than last year. Organizers say the community gets more generous every year.

The community thinks the college is a positive place, an entity to have in the community. We serve a lot of the community, and the people in the community invest over and over in us," said Katie Mertens.

The state of North Dakota is giving a 50 percent match to Lake Region's fundraising efforts this year, bringing in another 50,000 dollars to the school.

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