Rotary Friess donation

Norm Engstrom and Margaret Engstrom, at right, present a check for $100,000 to Rice Lake Rotary Club President Jake Myre, far left, and Rice Lake Rotary Local Foundation President Rob Buehler. Foster and Lynne Friess recently gave $100,000 each to many of their classmates to give to charities of their choice.

Many graduates of Rice Lake High School’s class of 1958 received a shock when they delved into their Christmas stockings over the holidays. Foster Friess, the class’s valedictorian who went on to amass a fortune as an investment manager, had given each of them $100,000 to donate to charities of their choices.

One of those charities now facing the tough but pleasant decision on how to best spend those dollars is the Rice Lake Rotary Club, as Friess classmate Norm Engstrom donated his $100,000 to the service organization.

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