Cultural differences are often at the root of miscommunication, misunderstanding and hurt feelings between youths and adults of different backgrounds. This six-hour class from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at Brainerd Extension Regional Office guides youth workers, educators and community leaders in exploring differing cultural values, beliefs and identities and examining how these critical elements impact work with youths.
Participants can expect to explore cultural identity and responsive approaches to working with diverse youths and develop an understanding and appreciation of how youths and adults from various cultural groups can learn and work together to create inclusive youth programs.
Registration fee is $45.
For more information, visit www.extension.umn.edu/youthworkinstitute or call (612) 624 -1999.
Annual St. Patrick's Day parade planned in Brainerd
The ninth annual downtown Brainerd St. Patrick's Day Parade is planned at 1 p.m. March 14 in downtown Brainerd.
Events before the parade are planned in the BN Credit Union parking lot, including Girl Scouts face painting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a kids costume contest at noon. Registration for costume contest is at 11:30 a.m. along with a medallion hunt.
A grand prize and second prize are offered for costume along with a best of parade prize. For more information, call Brainerd Community Action at 829-5278.
Planning commission to meet Wednesday
The Brainerd Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Brainerd City Hall.
Pierz woman hurt in rollover
LASTRUP - A 44-year-old Pierz woman was injured Friday after her vehicle rolled on Highway 27 about eight miles east of Lastrup in Morrison County, the State Patrol reported.
Jacquelynn S. Zehowski was driving eastbound about 5:30 a.m. Friday on Highway 27 when she lost control of her vehicle on the ice, ran off the road and rolled.
Zehowski suffered pelvic and hip injuries and was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where she was reported in critical condition.
City meeting canceled
A meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday of the Brainerd Safety and Public Works Committee has been canceled.
Area law authorities to receive stimulus money
Law enforcement agencies in Crow Wing and Aitkin counties are among those in Minnesota that will receive a total of more than $29 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The funding, which was announced Friday, will support law enforcement authorities for multi-jurisdictional drug task forces, anti-gang efforts, specialized prosecutors and other crime-fighting initiatives.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., announced the area jurisdictions and the amount they will receive: Aitkin County, $13,029; Brainerd, $45,469; Crow Wing County, $24,463.
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