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BSALWP members tour Big Sandy lake on FLOE CRAFT

Missing Man Table to be on display in Floodwood

Fall Color Festival New event Family Fun Day added

Local educator sailed into Duluth aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan for the Tall Ships Festival

Floodwood Fair begins Friday

Super C BBQ - serving up super-delish pork!

The utility trailer that changed everything just got bigger

Sandy Lake tragedy remembered

Savannah Portage Rendezvous and Encampment at the fair

FST Unveils Mission Statement and Logo

FLOODWOOD, Minn. — At an all-employee meeting on September 12, Floodwood Services and Training, Inc. (FST) unveiled its new mission statement and logo. “Programs like ours are often referred to as the communities best kept secret. We need to be seen and heard and involved,” stated executive director Dawn Lamping as she led the presentation. A pioneer in providing services to adults with disabilities, older adults and/or their caregivers, and as the second largest employer in the area in payroll alone, FST contributes in excess of $600,000 to the local economy.

Created with input from all staff, the mission statement is a guide to have FST operate as one team. It states, “Provide community service and support through a compassionate and professional team that is dedicated to promoting and maintaining the optimal emotional, mental and physical well-being of our participants as well as providing opportunities for personal growth and success through work, education and individualized services.”

Lamping continued, “Our logo and mission statement help define who we are. These keep us focused on what we do, ultimately it is about the people we support. Serving our participants has always been our top priority. This past year, FST has undergone many changes including the opening of our thriFSTore, increases in our program participation, major capital improvements, including the repurposing of ...

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news photo
Recent Headlines

Missing Man Table to be on display in Floodwood

Fall Color Festival New event Family Fun Day added

Local educator sailed into Duluth aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan for the Tall Ships Festival

Floodwood Fair begins Friday

Super C BBQ - serving up super-delish pork!

The utility trailer that changed everything just got bigger

Sandy Lake tragedy remembered

Savannah Portage Rendezvous and Encampment at the fair

Collman's celebrate century Farm on the lake

BSALWP members tour Big Sandy Lake on FLOE CRAFT

McGREGOR, Minn. — This past Wednesday, the Big Sandy Area Lakes Watershed Management Project (BSALWMP) council and technical team organized a boat tour of several Shoreland Best Management Practices. The tour was graciously provided by Russ Larson, navigating the new FLOE CRAFT AFINA 3950.

The tour highlighted 10 Shoreland Best Management Practices that have been partially funded or have received technical assistance from BSALWMP team members. The first stop was the shoreline of John Dill, who agreed to create a no-mow zone near the lake. “Back in 2010, he agreed to stop mowing his grass near the shoreline and let the native vegetation regenerate itself,” said Aitkin County Soil and Water Conservation District Technician Janet Smude. “It was a very nice way to add a buffer to his shoreline.”

Just down the shore is the Catholic Youth Camp where they were experiencing erosion near the main lodge. “The children would gather there and watch the sunset, but after many years, trampled the native vegetation and the shore began eroding,” noted Janet. “In 2001, we partnered with the camp to install retaining walls, a pathway to the lake and native seed.”

By regulating the foot traffic, the soil has stabilized and native vegetation has returned.

Bill Reed engaged in a shoreland ...

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Recent Headlines

Fall Color Festival New event Family Fun Day added

Local educator sailed into Duluth aboard the S/V Denis Sullivan for the Tall Ships Festival

Floodwood Fair begins Friday

Super C BBQ - serving up super-delish pork!

The utility trailer that changed everything just got bigger

Sandy Lake tragedy remembered

Savannah Portage Rendezvous and Encampment at the fair

Collman's celebrate century Farm on the lake

Firearms Safety Training Course Scheduled

Missing Man Table to be on display in Floodwood

FLOODWOOD, Minn. —The VFW Auxiliary, Korhonen-Hokkanen Post 8299 of Floodwood, met at the Riverview Manor Apartments in September. The main topic of discussion was the fact that National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, Sept.16, 2016. This is a special time to remember the prisoners of war and the missing in action.

To honor and to remember the POWs and MIAs, the Missing Man Table will be on display at the Downtown Fair Center. Please stop by the table to reflect upon meaning.

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency is continually searching for the ...

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