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History Mystery

 

April 2, 2021

As we find ourselves in the holiest part of the year, with Easter on Sunday, we were delighted to come across the story below from 1975. It involves an innovative turn on fundraising at Cloquet's Our Savior's Lutheran Church and Pastor Gilbert Lee.

The story of encouraging parishioners to take money given by the church, invest it and gain a return for the church was novel enough to make the news across the country.

Given the pandemic that we hope is on its last legs, this might be an idea worth exploring for all manner of operations that suffered financial losses the past year.

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