The American Red Cross is hosting blood drives around the area during October.

Detroit Lakes

  • Oct. 18: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 216 Roosevelt Ave.

Battle Lake

  • Oct. 21: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Battle Lake Public School, 402 Summit St. W.
  • Oct. 24: 12:30-6:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 505 W. Holdt St.


  • Oct. 30: Noon-6 p.m., Bongard’s, 110 Third Ave. NE.


  • Oct. 24: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Maslowski Wellness & Research Center, 17 Fifth St. SW.

Those who donate blood or platelets during October will be entered for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards, according to the release. See for details.

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