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Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal. September is National Recovery Month National Recovery Month is a Workshop. Professionals who national observance held every work in the substance abuse field September to educate Americans will talk about the 12 Step pro- on alcoholism and substance gram of Alcoholics Anonymous. abuse and to show that those liv- The workshop runs from 7:15 to ingwithan addiction disorder can 8:15 p.m. and will be held at the lead a healthy and rewarding life. St. Cloud Alano Club. This work- Recovery Month celebrates theshop is free and open to the public. gains made by those in recovery Sept. 13, - The Anonymous and it reinforces the positive mes- People. A ground-breaking film sage that prevention works, treat- about addiction and recovery. The ment is effective, and people can film runs from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. and do recover, and will be shown at the St. Cloud "For years the St. Cloud corn- Alano Club. This event is free and munity has been a leader in the open to the public. field of addiction treatment and Sept. 20, - Yoga and the 12 prevention. This September will Steps. A workshop designed to be one of the biggest years to teach participants how yoga can date for recovery-oriented activ- augment and enhance the 12 Step ities going on in the area," said program. The class goes from Sean Skahen, Vice President of the 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and will be con- St. Cloud Alano Society. ducted at the St. Cloud Alano Club. There are multiple events tak- This event is free and open to the ing place in Central Minnesota public. to recognize and honor National For more information on these Recovery Month. Some of thoseevents and other recovery related events are: activities, please contact the Sept. 6, - Cooperating withSt. Cloud Alano Society at (320) the Professional Community 251-9876. Arvig donates nearly $100,000 to local schools in 2015-16 During the 2015-16 school year, needs to be within the Arvig ser- Arvig donated nearly $100,000 to vice area. schools in its service area, made The company presents the possible through the Arvig School schools with checks twice per Partnership Program. This brings year. The donation can be used the total donation amount since toward whatever the school the inception of the program to needs, whether they're looking more than $550,000. to upgrade a computer lab or buy "Giving back is such a huge new books for a classroom. part of our mission, especially "We often hear about teachers when it involves helping our rural using their own income to pur- schools," said Staci Malikowski, chase class supplies because of Chief Financial Officer at Arvig. budget constraints. This program "With the School Partnership isessentiallyfreemoneytobeused Program, we have a chance to hear to fill those gaps," Malikowski from our customers and invest in continued. "This provides relief what's important to them." for our educators, so they're wor- Arvig's School Partnership rying less about teaching with out- Program is customer-driven, dated technology and instead, can allowing anyone who receives focus on providing the best learn- Internet service from Arvig the ing experience for our kids." opportunity to help raise money Arvig is a full-service telecom- for their local school. Customers munications provider. In addition sign up for the program and to broadband services, Arvig also Arvig donates $1 of that monthly provides television and phone ser- Internet payment to the school of vices, security, home automation the customer's choice, at no addi- and more. Please visit, tional cost to the customer. The for more details. only requirement is the school 1) Model#101 Carolina $40,840,,,BALANCE OWED $17 2) Model# 303 Little Rock $38,525,,,BALANCE OWED $11 3) Model# 403 Augusta $42,450. ,BALANCE OWED PAGE 1016 Ausust 25, Fundraiser for vests The Stearns County Sheriff'sfor the uniformed non-licensed will beappliedto these purchases. Office was approached by a local staff. The Sheriff's Office employs SignMax is donating all proceeds. business; SignMax who offered approximately 80 uniformed staff Bumper stickers and banners are to donate "We Support Law that have jail, court security and also available. The yard signs are Enforcement" yard signs and sell transport duties. These positions $5, banners $10 and bumper stick- them for a law enforcement fund- are not provided bullet-proof vests ers $1. These items may be pur- raiser. The Sheriff's Office accepted and the Sheriff's Office would like chased at the Sheriff's Office; 807 the offer and has designated that to increase their level of safety. Courthouse Square and at a booth any raised funds will be applied to The vests individually cost at the remaining Summertime by the purchase of bullet-proof vests $800-$1,000 and all funds raised George concerts. Mark Meteorologist Sunday temperatures dipped into the 30s Weather Column: Parts of are generally expected to reach breezy. High76Low54Winds:NW northern Minnesota had a chilly only into the mid to upper 60s 15-25 mph Prec. None start to the day on Sunday with across much of Greater Minnesota Monday's sunrise: 6:33 a.m. temperatures dipping into the 30s. on Thursday. Monday's sunset: 8:13 p.m. International Falls fell to a cold Keep those sweaters and jack-Normal High: 77 37 degrees F. This was just ets handy as it is that time of the Normal Low: 58 5 degrees shy of the record low of year. High pressure will stay with 32 degrees F dating back to 2004. Have a wonderful rest of the us for Wednesday and Thursday Crane Lake was close behind week! before our next system arrives with a Sunday morning low of Weather history: On this dateFriday and into the weekend. 39 degrees E The record low is in 2006 "tornadoes and large hail There will be a chances for show- 37 degrees F set back in 2004 as strike southern Minnesota." One ers and thunderstorms through well. person died and "37 were injured Sunday. Temperatures will be on Most of central and west cen-when a strong tornado began the cool side before we warm up a tral Minnesota thankfully wasn't 4 miles west-southwest of Nicollet bit out ahead of our next weather that chilly on Sunday morningin Nicollet county, and moveddisturbance. with most spots falling only into almostdueeastfor33milestonearThursday: Partly cloudy and the 40s and 50s. Waterville in Le Sueur County." cooler. High 67 Low 51 Winds: NW Daytime high temperatures Weather fact: The areas of the 10-20 mph Prec. None didn't rebound a whole lot with United States most often hit by Friday:Partlycloudyandcooler, highs generally only in the upper tornadoes include Texas, Kansas, 20-percent chance of showers/T- 60s and lower 70s on Saturday and Iowa, Oklahoma and Florida, but storms. High 73 Low 54 Winds: SW Sunday. It did feel a bit like fall parts of southern Minnesota have 5-10 mph Prec. Trace-.20" across the area over the weekend, experienced an uptick in activity Saturday: Partly cloudy, 40-per- We did warm up by Monday as in recent years, cent chance of showers/T-storms. we were back into the upper 70s MNATAGLANCE: High 72 Low 59 Winds: SE 10-15 and lower 80s for daytime high Moorhead Low 60 High76 mph Prec..10"-.30" temperatures andlots of sunshine. Duluth Low 64 High 76 Sunday: Partly cloudy and As we head towards the week- Central Minn. Low 61 High 76 cooler, 30-percent chance of end, we will cool off again as cool Minneapolis Low 68 High 81 showers/T-storms. High 77 Low Canadian high pressure will arrive Rochester Low 62 High 80 60 Winds: SW 5-10 mph Prec. on the backside of a storm system Marshall Low 63 High 80 Trace-.20" by Thursday. High temperatures Wednesday: Partly cloudy and Our goal in 20i6 is to bring strong community of doing business near home; in other words: "Shop Local." You'll be surprised to how much they contribute to our communities! and the importance learn about our local businesses and Owner: WCCP is a second-generation, privately held company. Founded: WCCP was founded in 1998 with the acquisition of the Kimball facility from the Jacobs family. WCCP opened its second manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minn., in 2007. Our Employees: WCCP has 12 employees at the Kimball facility. What do we do? Willow Creek Concrete Products produces concrete products for the landscape and underground utility markets throughout eight states in the Upper Midwest. The company has built a solid reputation as a quality manufacturer of Willow Creek paving stones, VERSA-LOK retaining wall systems, Handy-Stone landscaping products, and concrete manhole/utility products. Greg Kaizer is the Regional Operations Manager at Willow Creek Concrete Products. What sets us apart: Our formula for success is a combination of state-of-the-art equipment, a highly skilled and experienced production team, and durable Minnesota aggregates. Producing concrete products is an art form, much like cooking. As a kitchen itself doesn't guarantee good food, the best concrete block and paver machines alone don t ensure good products. Quality products are the result of excellent equipment, the right blend of ingredients and the talents of experienced personnel. Our current management staff has more than 100 years of combined experience. They are in constant pursuit of the best combination of aggregates, cement, color pigments, compaction, and curing times. Our staff helped to develop an innovative "weathering" process that gives an optional Old World finish to retaining wall units and pavers. A member of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, WCCP meets strict industry standards and, more importantly, the high standards we set for ourselves. Our customers: We sell directly to retail dealers, landscape contractors, and homeowners. Contact info.: Executive Vice President Mark Peterson, and Regional Operations Manager Greg Kaizer Web:; Email:; Tel. Greg Kaizer, (888) 398-9631. b