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In typical fashion, all three coaches were modest about the state awards in 2015: “The three of us are so old that all the coaches know who we are,” Sorenson said. “I think they felt sorry for us.”
The Health Partners offer includes a benefits match with the county’s current Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance contract. Kroeger said Health Partners initially offered a 5 percent reduction over the renewal offer from BCBS, then BCBS reduced its offer by 2 percent and Health Partners responded with an additional 2 percent reduction.
PJ: So, do you think we can kill fear and loneliness and darkness and confusion? Thill: Of course. We do it all the time. I used to be scared of the dark. Now I’m not. On the other hand, I used to NOT be scared of heights. Now I am.
In addition, the financial impact could be significant for school districts, because the local high school loses all state-aid dollars attached to each PSEO student and the money goes to the university instead. That means between $6,000 and $7,000 less per student, school board member Dave Battaglia pointed out, adding that it’s worth investing in getting teachers the extra college classes for themselves.
“All it takes is one event — the death of a family member, a fire, illness, or maybe they lose their job — and people who were stable are all of a sudden struggling,” she said. “It’s so nice to work at this event because you can actually do something about it.
Questions will focus on Cloquet topics only, the type of things a city councillor might have to vote on. “Old-fashioned, polite civility” will be the order of the day at this non-partisan event, Korby stressed.
The season so far has had its ups and downs in terms of wins, Cresap said. Sophomore superstar Makayla Suominen has continued to dominate in her events. Other swimmers are also performing well, including Carlson and Laurie, several younger swimmers and juniors Elizabeth House (one of two girls from Carlton on the team this year), Delaney Anderson and Margie Larson, among others.
That’s where the community forum comes in, and the ongoing sessions held at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The next session on Thursday, Oct. 20, will focus on taking care of the caretaker and the difference between enabling and supporting an addict. Perseverance also helps. “It takes a community,” LaRue told the audience Monday. “Hopefully you guys are here to figure out how to help someone with an addiction, whether it’s opioids, alcohol or gambling. If you know someone who’s suffering, pick up a flier and pass it along until they decide they’re ready. Every little step counts.”
For the first time in its 58 years of existence, the R.W. Lindholm Service Station — more commonly known as the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station — will be owned...
simply transfer to another agency with more lucrative wages after a year or two,” said Dianne Barkos, a children’s mental health worker with the county. “I am also concerned about the negative effects that high turnover could have on our community and our ability to provide quality and effective services to our neighbors in Carlton County. We do good work here.”