Blesener is considered a staff member while he works in the schools. He can write tickets to students for possession of tobacco, marijuana or disorderly conduct. He doesn't have the power to discipline a student with detention or suspension. If a student becomes defiant and refuses to listen to teachers or the principal, Blesener can transport the student to the crisis shelter. "Once they get into the criminal justice system, it's hard to get out," Blesener said.
Gists said the job on the 3.5-acre flight deck is a very dangerous one. While working on the flight deck, there was a constant danger of being blown overboard when a plane landed. There was a 6-foot net around the edge of the ship to catch anyone who did get blown over.
> It is a fluid organization, constantly moving like the gears in a watch, with independent pieces that work smoothly together to keep the watch working, like the different programs in the Collaborative. The Collaborative is made up of different relevant organizations working together, including Carlton County, Fond du Lac, public health, schools, juvenile corrections, mental health and Community Action Program/Head Start.
"The Board is comfortable supporting the Line 3 Replacement project, in part because the project is intended to enhance the safety and reliability of the line. Enbridge has provided its word that protecting the environment is an important focus of this project, and the project will be economically beneficial to all taxpayers in Carlton County." All commissioners voted in favor of the resolution except Tom Proulx, who abstained.
> "Let's restore the wild rice and bring it back to the St. Louis River," Tammen told listeners.
About two years ago while he was living in Boston, Setterquist noticed his left hand and arm were not working the way they should. Soon, it was taking him awhile to get dressed, so he contacted a neurologist. Setterquist, who wore a suit to work every day, started to have problems with the top button on his shirt. He began to arrive early at work so he could ask the janitors for help with the button.
Hamre said he suggested the current director, Landon Hall, look into "Legally Blonde" as a possible choice. Hall assisted Hamre with last year's fall musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie." Based on the popular movie, the musical "Legally Blonde," follows the transformation of sorority girl and fashion major Elle Woods as she follows her college sweetheart to Harvard Law School.
She explained the organization is awarding grants to 52 communities to improve the health and wellness of young people in Minnesota. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community contributed $300,000 to the 52 Weeks of Giving program. According to their press release, "extreme poverty and the loss of traditional foods have caused many Native Americans to suffer from poor or inadequate diets. Today, Native Americans face the worst health disparities of all other groups of Americans, including some of the highest levels of diabetes and obesity.
"I'm time-lapsing my chrysalis on the iPad because it's almost ready to come out," science student Emily Sapyta explained. "The chrysalis is when it's been green for two weeks and then it starts to turn clear so you can see the monarch inside of it. When it does that (turns clear), it's almost time to come out. When it does, it will be a butterfly."
When the sun backlights the leaves, they take on a translucent, magical glow, truly a wonder to see.