The eighth annual Living with Grief teleconference will be held from noon to 3 p.m. April 18 in Room 1 in the lower level of the Crow Wing County Service Building at 322 Laurel St. in Brainerd.
This year's topic is "Caregiving and Loss: Family Needs, Professional Responses." The live satellite video teleconference will offer insight and practical suggestions for health care workers and other professionals who are involved with assisting families to respond to the challenges of caregiving, making end-of-life decisions and coping with grief.
The program will be moderated by Cokie Roberts of NBC News and will feature a panel of experts, with a message from former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.
Seating is limited. For more information, call Jeanne Christensen at St. Joseph's Home Care and Hospice at 828-7442.
Camp Ripley site honored
CAMP RIPLEY -- The Maintenance and Training Equipment Site at Camp Ripley was awarded the 2000 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award in both the pollution prevention and non-industrial categories.
The award covers three fiscal years, from 1998-2000. During that period, the Army Environmental Center said MATES used innovative and thorough approaches to protecting the environment.
League of Women Voters to host event
The League of Women Voters will host a brown bag lunch event at 11:30 a.m. April 12 at the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center.
Facilitator Mike Engler and staff members will present information on the human services offered at the center. Questions and discussions are welcomed. The public is invited to attend.
Participants should meet in the Halstad Building meeting room at Building 2. Bring a bag lunch or buy food there. Coffee will be available at no cost.
Hatch to speak to Wenzel's class
Attorney General Mike Hatch will speak to a political science class at Central Lakes College in Brainerd taught by state Rep. Steve Wenzel, DFL-Little Falls, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The presentation is open to the public. It will be conducted in Room 236 of the college's main building. Hatch will speak on the role of the court in Minnesota state government.
Wenzel and state Sen. Don Samuelson, DFL-Brainerd, will also be on hand to field questions about the legislative session after Hatch's presentation.
Wenzel is an adjunct faculty member in political science at CLC. During the legislative session, Wenzel is teaching a once-a-month seminar on American politics.
Little Falls School Board agenda
7 p.m. Thursday
Little Falls Community Middle School Commons
1. Call to order.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Approve agenda.
4. Community meeting -- referendum.
Area road work set for summer
BAXTER -- A record-setting year for highway construction in central Minnesota is about to begin this spring.
Bob Busch, Transportation District Engineer for District 3 of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said there are 40 projects with a combined value of more than $65 million that will be under way.
In the Brainerd area, the projects include reconstruction of a six mile segment of Highway 6 south of Emily in Crow Wing County will begin this season. The project will require detours from approximately May to November.
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