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Briefly: March 28

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SHIP kicks off worksite wellness

The Statewide Health Improvement Program is kicking off a program to help employers develop or improve workplace wellness initiatives.

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From April of 2014 through July of 2015, employers can take part in a program where they will learn to create a “culture of health” for their employees. The employers receive 15 months of free consultation and tools and templates to ensure success. Employers of any size are welcome.

Contact Lake County SHIP Coordinator Leah Bott for more information. She can be reached at (218) 834-8520 or leah.bott@co.lake.mn.us.

LCSWCD offers construction installer certification course

The Lake County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering certification and recertification courses for erosion and sediment control installers, vegetative stabilization installers, site installation quality inspectors, supervisors of turf establishment and seeding contractors.

Minnesota Erosion Control Association members can attend for $50 and nonmembers are charged $65. The recertification course takes place on April 7 beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Beaver Bay Community Center. The certification course takes place on April 8 at the Schroeder Town Hall, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Lunch is included and registration is on site.

Scholarship for music students available

The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation is again offering a scholarship for high school musicians in rural northeastern Minnesota. Graduating high school seniors with a strong background in music and an interest in pursuing music as a post-secondary course of study are encouraged to apply.

Two one-time scholarships of $300 each are available to students in St. Louis County (excluding Duluth) and Itasca, Lake and Cook counties.

Justin Bohrer of Two Harbors is among the scholarship’s roster of previous recipients.

The deadline for application is May 1. More information and an application are available at www.firendsofbrad.org/scholarships.

Friends of Brad is a nonprofit organization honoring the memory of Brad Edward Rozman, an Iron Range native who built a life around music. He died in 2009.

Lake County Fair planning underway

The Lake County Agricultural Society and Fair Board is busy planning this year’s county fair. It is bringing back the amateur talent contest for a second year and planning a color run and street dance for Saturday. The mud run will be also be held on Saturday this year. Balloon artistry by Mandana is new this year as well as a gift basket making contest. This year’s fair theme is “Get Fit, Get Lean.”

There will be a small change in the daily prize drawing structure. In years past, attendees received a ticket with their admission to the fair and were automatically entered into the drawing. This year, to be eligible for prizes, fair-goers must sign their tickets, drop them into the drawing box and be present to win.

More information is available at www.thelakecountyfair.com.

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