Two Crow Wing County DFLers were elected to party posts Sunday at the Eighth District DFL convention in Eveleth.
Kathy Hegstrom of rural Brainerd was elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles in August.
Hegstrom is a social studies teacher at Brainerd High School, where she has taught for 15 years. She is vice president of Brainerd United Educators and is slated to be president on June 1.
Carol Bartels of Ironton was elected as a presidential elector should the Democratic candidate win the 2000 presidential election. Her 50 years of involvement in Democratic-Farmer-Labor politics was cited in a nominating speech. Bartels is a former mayor of Ironton.
The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation awarded its April grants, giving more than $72,000 to seven area organizations for community projects. They are:
Central Lakes College -- $1,500 to purchase kits for chemistry students to test radon levels in Brainerd area homes.
City of Nisswa -- $9,000 to rewrite city ordinances reflecting the goals of a new comprehensive plan using an inclusive public process.
Community Action Council of Crow Wing County -- $15,000 to provide start-up finding and regranting funds that will allow youth groups in Crow Wing County to apply for funds to do community improvement projects.
Horizon Health, Inc., Pierz -- $2,500 to fund a planning session for corporate analysis and strategic planning.
Kinship Partners, Inc., Brainerd -- $37,000 to create 50 new mentor matches and build the financial capacity of Kinship through two partnership programs.
Leaf River Education District, Wadena --$5,000 to support planning and development of a youth-managed Internet coffee house and restaurant for social interaction and continuing education.
Whitefish Area Property Owners Association, Crosslake -- $2,500 to identify and mitigate sources of phosphorus contamination in the Whitefish Chain of Lakes.
Information on exchange
students is available
Information on hosting exchange students through the Educational Resource Development Trust/SHARE program may be obtained by contacting the Brainerd area representatives. They are Jeana Wetzel at 829-1571 or Barb Wells at 829-1907.
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The Crow Wing County Health Department's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children clinics are the first Tuesday of every month in Pequot Lakes, the first Thursday and following Friday of the month in Crosby and several days in Brainerd.
Income thresholds are set fairly high. A family of four with an income of $45,924 may be eligible for the program. For more information, call WIC at 824-1073.
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