Cities across Minnesota begin to tackle tobacco regulations

Cities in the metro area and around Minnesota are adopting new measures to restrict juvenile access to tobacco and reduce addiction at an early age. Fueled by the national Tobacco 21 campaign and spurred by state anti-tobacco organizations, the movement has gained momentum since May when Edina became the first of several Minnesota cities to […]

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A Parenting Paradox—Holding Tight and Letting Go

Almost a century ago, the Lebanese American poet Kahlil Gibran wrote: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. (The Prophet, 1923) Gibran’s words capture perhaps […]

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Drug Enforcement Administration collects record number of unused pills as part of its 14th Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Americans nationwide did their part to reduce the opioid crisis by bringing the DEA and its more than 4,200 local and tribal law enforcement partners a record-setting 912,305 pounds—456 tons—of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at more than 5,300 collection sites. That is almost six tons more than was collected […]

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Chamber awarded SACK Coalition Greatest Community Involvement

At it’s 2017 Chamber Gala on November 9, 2017 the Substance Abuse Coalition of Kanabec County (SACK) was voted by Mora Area Chamber of Commerce members as the organization with the “Greatest Community Involvement”. SACK Chair, Sandy Juettner accepted the award on behalf of the coalition. We are honored that our nearly 20 years of […]

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