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This year’s event raised approximately $7,500 for health and fitness initiatives and technology at Churchill.
Cloquet Coach Mike Bushey was very happy with the whole experience Saturday, even though the event doesn’t count toward any season totals. "We take our teams to this meet so they can experience a large, intense event in order to prepare them for the section meet at the end of the year,” Bushey said before adding with a smile: “Plus it's the one time we get to go to Dairy Queen without harassment from my wife!"
A free dinner with success stories starts at 5 p.m., the general session on heroin and opioid abuse starts at 6, and there will be breakout sessions from 7:20 to 8 p.m.
The RJ program and philosophy certainly seems to have helped Ashley, a remarkably well spoken and thoughtful teenager who doesn’t shy away when asked about past mistakes, even on the phone to a reporter.
“I want to make sure people understand the operating levy, and I also want to make sure people vote,” she said. “It’s great if they support it, but it doesn’t help if they don’t vote.”
Mike Berglund shared part of his soul with the community he loved when he wrote his columns and stories, and made the Pine Journal a better paper in the process. He understood that it takes many voices to make a healthy community, and he was brave enough to put his thoughts out there for the world to see. His voice will be missed. But we’re happy we got to share it for awhile, and hope you’ll take time to read his column below.
But she was still very curious about her Native American ancestry, and said she and her mother had been talking about a trip here for close to six years. Carter identifies herself on her website, carolyncarter.com, as being Native American with Chippewa, Paiute and Klamath ancestors. Last week, Carter and her mother finally made it to Minnesota, where they were greeted by Carter’s cousin, Charles Begay, at the airport.
On the other hand, the rollout of the new Surface Pro tablet computer devices at the high school was remarkably smooth, he reported, as the high school students followed the middle school in a move that puts a computing device in the hands of each student.
“Mike has helped create a local solution to the troubling problem of veteran suicide, building a community of support that ‘brings levity and joy’ to a serious issue,” the Minnesota Humanities Center wrote.
“You get in a power wheelchair and all of a sudden people don’t think you have a brain,” he said. On the bright side, getting a power wheelchair actually made him more active. “I don’t like sitting still,” he said. “And I can get around better now.” He wheels around the street at a pretty good clip some days, driving to work in his wheelchair on the shoulder of 14th Street occasionally, other times heading in the opposite direction downtown or somewhere else in town.