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Cromwell-Wright pre-engineering class wins Battle of the Bots

Honoring the family resort

10-week health and wellness program offered in McGregor

Dennis Juusola recognized for 33 years on the board at FACU

UnityBodyTherapy massage therapy comes to McGregor

Razor Sharp

Mark Jacobs earns national leadership award

Fishing hosts needed for Minnesota Governor's Opener

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Adult Day Services at FST; not just for those with special needs

FLOODWOOD, Minn. — In honor of Older American’s Month, Floodwood Services & Training, Inc. (FST) hosted an Open House this past week. FST took time to showcase their home and community-based services—Adult Day Service, Respite, Chore Service, Caregiver Counseling—in addition to the other programs in Floodwood.

Visitors got an opportunity to tour the newly remodeled Adult Day Services Program, as well as our other program operations, including recycling. The thriFSTore was also open and refreshments were served.

FST has been serving Floodwood and the surrounding communities for over 30 years. The Adult Day Service provides care to individuals with special needs from all over Northern Minnesota. The goal is to assist older adults in maintaining and/or improving their independence,” said FST Executive Director Dawn Lamping. “We provide person-centered activities that meet their individual needs.”

Adult Day Service Program Director Donna Tracy noted that they not only serve adults with special needs, but they also offer Senior Care. “Senior Care is for those who are providing care for a loved one at home,” said Donna. Donna also indicated that FST not only provides ...

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Recent Headlines

Honoring the family resort

10-week health and wellness program offered in McGregor

Dennis Juusola recognized for 33 years on the board at FACU

UnityBodyTherapy massage therapy comes to McGregor

Razor Sharp

Mark Jacobs earns national leadership award

Fishing hosts needed for Minnesota Governor's Opener

Street light update

Behind the scenes at McGregor schools

Cromwell-Wright pre-engineering class wins Battle of the Bots

CROMWELL, Minn. — The Cromwell-Wright School pre-engineering program enjoyed some rewards for their hard work recently by entering a Battle of the Bots competition at Lake Superior College (LSC). One team managed to win it all and they are pretty proud of their teamwork.

Samuel Kemper, Elijah Warpula and Joshua Carlson all took on leadership roles with a group project to build a combat robotic and enter into a competition. The three shared their thoughts on this accomplishment. “The project started out upstairs in the design room on the computers,” shared Elijah, who is a junior this year. “Samuel did most of that and then we took the blueprint and the raw materials down to the shop. I used my welding skills I learned in my other classes and welded it together.”

At that point, the robotic was turned over to Joshua, who wired the “bot” and made sure everything was working. Joshua, a senior, was also the designated driver. “The first thing we did was test-drive it, so that we had no doubts about maneuverability,” explained Joshua. “This was the key to our success.”

No modifications were necessary. “What Samuel designed is exactly what we built and went ...

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Recent Headlines

10-week health and wellness program offered in McGregor

Dennis Juusola recognized for 33 years on the board at FACU

UnityBodyTherapy massage therapy comes to McGregor

Razor Sharp

Mark Jacobs earns national leadership award

Fishing hosts needed for Minnesota Governor's Opener

Street light update

Behind the scenes at McGregor schools

William Schreder - Lead systems specialist and technician

Honoring the family resort

BIG SANDY LAKE, Minn.—How many of us were introduced to Northern Minnesota by a weeklong stay at a resort owned and operated as a family venture? You know, offering a comparatively “modest Up North cabin type of feel,” per Rich Kusick of Ole’s Resort on Big Sandy Lake. Resorts used to have a group of cabins, with amenities such as a fishing boat per cabin with motors available to rent if needed; available live bait; a small store stocked with some essentials – perhaps overweighted to candy and ice cream treats. Many no longer exist, but there are a few still around “offering a different type of experience.”

The writer can recall reaching the intersection of Highways 65 and 210 at McGregor as a youth, where there was a sign listing all the resorts in the area. There had to be a couple dozen resorts listed.

Where did they go? Some were acquired and sold off as private cabins. Some were sold in a condo-type arrangement. Some were leveled and developed as lakeshore lots. Why? Things change. Both parents in families started to work, making weeklong vacations less viable versus long weekends. Families became more mobile and the concept of a vacation changed. Our third-grade daughter inquired at the time when we were going to take a “real vacation, like my friends take” – “on a plane,” versus heading to the lake for a week at our campsite or, later, cabin.

Mary and Dick Kusick acquired Ole’s Resort in 1976. They bought it from Ole ...

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