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Grant Helping Lower Youth Substance Abuse in Pine County - 7-21 News

Grant Helping Lower Youth Substance Abuse in Pine County

A grant that is helping lower substance abuse in young people in Pine County just hit its one year mark.

The team in charge of the grant has reported a positive showing, and are slightly under-budget.

Goals of the team include reducing underage alcohol use, and Grant Coordinator Lynette Forbes-Cardey said the positive impact goes on even after the grant runs out, and that the decline of substance abuse continues when it ends.

The team is also adding safeguards in schools through new substance abuse curriculum in coordination with Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center.

The Pine County Chemical Health Coalition is the public face of the grant.

You can find their website by clicking here.

Burglary Arrests Made in Sturgeon Lake

A burglary was broken up in Sturgeon Lake on Monday morning.

Pine County Deputies responded to the scene after the homeowner who had cameras alerted them.

Four males ran from the property into a nearby wooded area before deputies located them.

Moose Lake Police and State Troopers were also present.

The four were taken to jail and held on burglary charges.

DNR Trout Stamp Design Contest Open to the Public

Avid trout fishers in Pine County can participate in a statewide contest.

The DNR is offering a contest to design the 2018 trout and salmon stamp.

Entries may be submitted through July 28th at 4 p.m.

Judging will take place Thursday, Aug. 3, at the DNR headquarters in St. Paul.

Susie Alexander Sweet Benefit

The Susie Alexander Sweet Benefit is this Saturday, July 22nd at the Fish Lake Resort Ballroom in Mora.

You can show your support and help Susie with her battle with cancer by coming out to the event.

Events go from 4-midnight with a spaghetti dinner, silent and live auctions, and a live performance from the Michael Stacey band.

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