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"Cozy in Red" quilt to be raffled at Cross River Heritage Center Nov. 21

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:20pm

The Cross River Quilters  “Cozy in Red” quilt project for 2015 will be raffled at the Cross River Heritage Center on November 21 at 2:00 p.m. 

Polly Erickson worked through the winter of 2015 creating the lion’s share of the quilt. Finishing touches were added by the rest of the Cross River Quilters and the quilt has been brightening the lobby of the Cross River Heritage Center this fall.

To purchase raffle tickets come to the Cross River Heritage on November 21.  From 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. there will be a gift shop sale and Krumkake and Lefse demonstration and a surprise visit from Mrs. Claus.


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ISD166 starts serious budget discussions

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:18am

The ISD166 school board is beginning a $700,000 quest to come up with a budget that will negatively affect students as little as possible. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz.


Climate change meeting to focus on solutions

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 2:20pm

There will be a public meeting held Saturday, Nov. 21, to discuss climate change, with a strong emphasis on local solutions to address the issue. WTIP News Reporter Joe Friedrichs previews the meeting.


Winter snows on the way

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 12:00pm

Measurable snowfall is in the forecast for the next few days. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson.


Turkey Bingo at North Shore Care Center on Nov. 19

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 9:36pm

The North Shore Care Center Turkey Bingo will be held on Thursday Nov. 19 with Walt Mianowski. Some lucky resident will win a real turkey to give to family or friends. Residents will also be going to the Senior Center for a delicious lunch on this day.

For more information about activity programs or volunteer opportunities, please contact the Activity Department at 218-387-3518 or check out the website


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Healing Touch training to be offered at Cook County Higher Education

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 9:33pm

Cook County Higher Education will hold a weekend of Healing Touch training on Nov. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stacey Quade will be instructing Level 1 Healing Touch training and Jackie Mielke will be instructing the Healing Touch Level 2 training.

Healing Touch complements conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other approaches to care. Although it is called Healing “Touch,” this does not only mean physically touching a person; all HT techniques can be and often are completed off the physical body.

Healing Touch is a bio-field therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing. It uses touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the energy flow from the energy field to the physical body. These gentle, non-invasive techniques utilize the hands to clear, energize and balance the human energy fields thus affecting physical, emotional and mental health.

Research has demonstrated that Healing Touch has a direct impact in changing pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, agitation, stress and more. It may be used to assist pre/post medical procedures and treatments, support through the dying process and chronic illnesses, management and treatment of side effects from medical treatments, illness prevention and health promotion activities, improve quality of sleep, and enhance sense of spiritual connection.

For more information contact Cook County Higher Education at (218) 387-3411.


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