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Forever Home 12/14

Dec 14, 2017
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Archie

Archie is a 1 yr old male tri colored pointer mix. He was rescued from a euthanasia list on 4-1-17. He was so extremely frightened when he came. He is learning to trust and LOVES to play ball. He will fetch all day long.

Chelsey

Meet Chelsey! She is a 4 year old English Bulldog mix looking for a loving home!

Forever Home 12/7

Dec 7, 2017

Titan

Meet Titan. He is a young male lab mix. Titan is a good looking boy, who gets along with other dogs and loves people. He needs work on his manners. Mostly this guy needs a steady diet of exercise. He is just a very happy young pup.

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In just over a week, you could lose your access to some of your favorite streaming content on the internet or have to pay more for it ...

The FCC's vote on net neutrality next Thursday could lead to a definite chill on consumer's access to Netflix and other web content that, until now, has been available to everyone for the same price - and at the same speed.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition

The boarding school era for Native American children in America began with the opening of the Carlisle School in 1879. It was considered a more "merciful" solution to what was then thought of as "the Indian problem." 

It continued until the passage of the Indian Child Welfare act in 1978, when Native parents finally gained the legal right to deny their children's placement in off-reservation schools.

UMD Intercollegiate Athletics

If you were last in UMD's Romano Gymnasium, oh, say, around 1987 or so ... nothing much has changed.

But it's about to.

Forever Home 11/30

Nov 30, 2017

Monty

Meet Monty. He is a young adult Lab mix. He is a handsome fellow and actually one of the smartest dogs at Contented Critters. He is charming, however does not get along with other dogs.  He has been neutered , vet checked , and vaccinated.

Boots

Meet Boots, a domestic short hair cat who is spayed and declawed. She is 10 years old and looking for a nwe home!

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A flurry of sick leave and minimum wage laws took effect in 2017, including in Minnesota: St Paul and Minneapolis both passed sick leave laws that went into force on July 1, 2017.  Duluth may be the next city to follow suit. Over the past year, the Duluth City Council has convened an Earned Sick and Safe Time Task Force to study public views on sick leave laws and to collect input from residents and businesses alike.

Pavel Arkhipenkov

This week on Student Views, host Pavel Arkhipenkov shares his conversation with Ellie Gerst, Editor in Chief for "The Bark." Listen for more about recent changes at the UMD school newspaper, the history of the name and current projects at "The Bark." 

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The Duluth School Board didn't see the rubber mulch controversy coming when formulating a ten year plan.

So having to replace the rubber mulch with engineered wood chips was a million-dollar expense they hadn't planned for.

The good news? The project is going to cost about $60-thousand dollars less than they thought.

The bad news?  Changing all the plans will eat up about $12,500 of that.

Lisa Johnson

Dori Decker tells her students every time they meet: "In a gentle way, you can shake the world."

UMD's Wellness Coordinator uses the words of Mahatma Gandhi to underscore the message of Got Your Back! UMD,  a bystander intervention initiative.

Forever Home 11/23

Nov 23, 2017

Dub
Dub is a 4 year old male Blue Heeler. He was brought in by his owner who could not keep him. He is a really nice dog, friendly, listens well. 

Scrounging around your car for quarters.

Leaping up from class or a meeting and running out to plug the meter before it expires.

That sinking feeling when you spot the brightly-colored little envelope tucked under your windshield wiper.

No more, Duluthians.

It still costs to park, of course, in Duluth and on the UMD campus, but now you can download an app that will let you find parking,  feed the meter,

©Native American Fatherhood & Families Association

Terry Medina knows a thing or two about fatherhood.

The father of seven has been working in counseling and corrections more than 45 years, including 17 spent teaching the Fatherhood is Sacred curriculum. That program has become so successful that one county wanted the program expanded to all fathers who come through the court system, even non-native ones.

Instead of the frequent assumption that fathers are responsible for many social ills, Medina says, "if you show them (fathers) the way, they can be a blessing." And that's despite, as he says the way "as men we're our own worst enemy."

Eleni Pinnow

The Pinnow family broke some new ground when they wrote their daughter's obituary almost two years ago.

  "Aletha Meyer Pinnow, 31, of Duluth,  died from depression and suicide on Feb. 20, 2016."

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