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“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.
“The girls were amazing, especially the younger ones,” Cresap said. “We have had lots of girls setting personal records — they were killing it tonight.” In home matches, each team gets two scoring lanes in each race, since the pool has only five lanes. The fifth lane is used for exhibition racers, who don’t count in the varsity score.
During the execution of a search warrant on the vehicle, law enforcement found psychedelic mushrooms, 13.2 grams of marijuana and more than 900 grams of methamphetamine, nearly two pounds. The methamphetamine is believed to have a street value of more than $40,000, according to the sheriff’s office.
The union steward said the local Labor Day celebration is a way for organized labor to thank the community for its support. “This is our way to give back to the community, but it’s with donations from unions and businesses that we’re able to do this,” Nelson said, reiterating that that business and labor aren’t enemies. “We need each other,” he added before diving back into the kitchen to help feed the line of people that snaked down the stairs and around the corner from the Labor Temple.
The Mahnomen County native didn’t intend to make Carlton County his longtime home when he was first recruited to teach science and math at Carlton High School in 1965, but that’s exactly what happened. Aanerud ended up teaching there for 27 years.
The heat from the fire did break a nearby window and scorched the outside of the brick building. According to a school employee, water from the fire hoses used to put out the fire also entered the building through an air vent and caused damage to two classrooms.
Unfortunately, the fund is only for local governments and public infrastructure and not individual assistance. Belich said Volunteer Services of Carlton County has been working with property owners who need assistance or volunteer help in recovering from the flooding and severe storms in July. Anyone who needs assistance should contact VSCC at 218-879-9238.
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