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Billings County to host Community Health Fair

The Billings County Emergency Medical Services will host a Community Health Fair and Blood Drive on Tuesday at the Medora Community Center, according to a release.

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The organization has teamed up with the Belfield Ambulance Service and Community Ambulance of Beach to host the event in celebration of National Emergency Services week.

The blood drive will last from noon t0 4 p.m. with a barbecue 4-6 p.m. The health fair will offer free blood pressure checks, hands-free CPR demonstrations and a chance to meet the paramedics and representatives from medical airlift company Spirit Lifeline.

Prizes will also be given away from noon to 6 p.m. All residents are welcomed.

April Baumgarten
April Baumgarten joined the Grand Forks Herald May 19, 2015, as the news editor. She works with a team of talented journalists and editors, who strive to give the Grand Forks area the quality news readers deserve to know. Baumgarten grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, where her family continues to raise registered Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at Jamestown (N.D.) College, now known as University of Jamestown. During her time at the college,  she worked as a reporter and editor-in-chief for the university's newspaper, The Collegian. Baumgarten previously worked for The Dickinson Press as the Dickinson city government and energy reporter in 2011 before becoming the editor of the Hazen Star and Center Republican. She then returned to The Press as a news editor, where she helped lead an award-winning newsroom in recording the historical oil boom.   
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