The Gratitude Minute

Twice a day, the bull horn sounds from the tower, the speaker calls out “Gratitude Minute!  Gratitude Minute!”, and everyone stops mid-point/mid-drill/mid-sentence and drops to the ground or stands still.  The silence is deafening.  One moment, happy shouts, balls striking, tennis shoes squeaking, instructors shouting encouragement and campers laughing and diving for balls. The next, […]

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Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day, we remember those who have lost their lives to drug overdose. Each year, drug overdoses claim the lives of hundreds of Minnesotans. Statewide in 2016, there were: 395 opioid-involved deaths (including prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) 140 psychostimulant (e.g. methamphetamine) deaths 103 benzodiazepine (e.g. Valium and Xanax) […]

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Say goodbye to summer with a sober ride

Many Minnesotans enjoy a cold beer or cocktail on the porch on a hot summer day. And if you’re like many of them, you don’t get behind the wheel afterward. You know that it’s not only illegal to drink and drive; it’s dangerous. The numbers show that Minnesotans are increasingly intolerant of drinking and driving. […]

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Labor Day Fun Facts

The personal finance website WalletHub recently put out a list of Labor Day fun facts you can impress your guests with while grilling up burgers and brats in your backyard this holiday weekend. Many of them I had never heard before. 1882 was the first year Labor Day was celebrated with a parade in New […]

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SACK Coalition Meeting

Reminder that the SACK Coalition meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11th, 8 a.m. at the Jail Training Room! We are excited to welcome Regional Prevention Coordinator, Sean Culhane  from the southwest region of our state to our meeting. We would like as many current and former SACK coalition members in attendance as possible […]

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