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Former Cornerstone Apartment residents Matt and Kim Reagan are “brutally honest” in relating a journey that’s taken them from drug abuse, homelessness, incarceration and loss of custody of their son. Now the Reagans celebrate recovery. They have a place to call home on Charles Street. They are gainfully employed and, as of June, will be reunited with their youngest son, John.
Homelessness exists in Hubbard County. The condition may be a family or individual who’s “couch hopping,” explained Rosy Hjermstad, housing case worker for Mahube-Otwa, moving from friends’ and families’ homes in the absence of a permanent residence. Or there have been instances of people living in their cars. But for many, the problem is rectified through a variety of programs addressing the issue, Hjermstad explained.
A spectrum of job opportunities in the Park Rapids area will be unveiled at the Job Fair to be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in the Faithbridge Church gymnasium. Admission is free. As of Monday, 27 representatives from businesses, agencies, the school, Department of Natural Resources forest nursery and more were registered to be on hand to discuss the approximately 225 jobs currently available on a full-time, part-time and seasonal basis in the area.
Macaroni with Four Cheeses 7 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups half-and-half ¾ teaspoon salt, plus salt for pasta water ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper ¼ teaspoons hot sauce 8 ½ ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or other good quality Parmesan cheese (about 2 cups)
Hubbard County commissioners approved the first of the highway department’s “sales tax projects” on county roads, accepting a bid of $438,494 from Tri-City Paving. The “bituminous preservation” projects include work on Co. Rd. 81 from north of Highway 34 to Essex Road; on Co. Rd. 109 from CSAH 6 to Co. Rd. 108 and Beacon Road from CASH 6 to 109 and on Co. Rd. 111 from Highway 87 to 1.2 miles south.
There’s nothing like a trip south to shorten winter, and reintroduce the taste buds to the marvels of Mexican-inspired food, replete with spices and veggies aplenty.
Ten years ago, Luis Valencia left his four children and their mother to emigrate from El Salvador to the United States. In late January, a decade later, he was reunited with his sons, Kevin, 21, and Luis, 18, and daughters Morena, 23, and Karen, 15, at the airport in Fargo. The family now resides in Park Rapids.
Brian Michaelson, the current principal at Mahnomen High School, has been selected to serve as the Nevis principal, replacing John Strom who is retiring at the school year’s end. Michaelson,...
The Nevis Council meeting proved to be contentious this week, with member Molly Senger objecting to “lack of civility” before the first order of business and subsequently opposing a zoning ordinance amendment which, she alleges, “would take away transparency, safeguards.” “All of us here need to behave as professionals and as adults,” she said before the meeting formally began.
The League of Women Voters invited Minnesota legislators Sen. Rod Skoe (DFL-Dist.2) and Rep. Steve Green (R-2B) to share insights on issues likely to be addressed in the upcoming session, which begins March 2. Subjects broached by moderator Carolynne White ranged from Mnsure to campaign financing to Local Government Aid to addressing poverty, changes to the Wetland Conservation Act and more. Both cautioned that a recession may be on the horizon, which will impact funding decisions. And legislators face a short, 10-week session.