ONAMIA -- Federal, state and tribal leaders met Friday at the Mille Lacs Reservation for a meeting of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Members of the ACHP who attended were Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Director of the National Park Service Fran Mainella, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Chairman John L. Nau and Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin. The ACHP is an independent federal agency that promotes historic preservation and advises the president and Congress about preservation issues.
The members discussed American Indian issues, including a report from the Native American Advisory Group and Preserve America, a White House heritage preservation and economic development initiative.
Caring Tree donations needed
The Salvation Army, Westgate Mall, Herberger's and Cub Foods are collaborating to collect school items, clothing and monetary donations for the Caring Tree Back to School program.
Donations will be accepted from now to Sept. 3. Children's name tags with items needed can be picked up at the Westgate Mall Center Court and at Herberger's in the children's department. Pre-bagged school supplies can be purchased at Cub Foods. All monetary and material donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army Family Services at 208 S. Fifth St. or mailed to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 385, Brainerd, MN 56401. On monetary donations, note that they are to be used for the Back to School program.
Last year, with the help from the community, the program was able to serve more than 200 children with school supplies and clothing.
AARP to help seniors Friday
AARP officials will help Brainerd area residents with their property/renter tax rebates from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday in service provided by appointment at the Brainerd Public Library. Appointments may be made by calling RSVP 824-1345.
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