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“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.”
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.