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Man leaves $3 million for Minot soup kitchens

MINOT (AP) -- The estate of a civil engineer from Minot who lived all over the world has donated $3 million to the Minot Area Community Foundation. KCJB says Arnold Besserud's (BEZ'-uh-roodz) gift is the largest in the foundation's history. Found...

MINOT (AP) -- The estate of a civil engineer from Minot who lived all over the world has donated $3 million to the Minot Area Community Foundation.

KCJB says Arnold Besserud's (BEZ'-uh-roodz) gift is the largest in the foundation's history.

Foundation President Ken Kitzman tells the Minot Daily News that Besserud devoted much of his time to area soup kitchens. Besserud directed that the money from his estate be used to establish an endowment fund that will benefit those soup kitchens and other meal programs.

Kitzman says the endowment fund will generate more than $100,000 each year.

Besserud died in November 2008.

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