Ross assumes the new role Jan. 7.
This year's change is the largest since 2009-2010 when net property taxes rose 2.8 percent. However, it is similar to the 1.4 percent increases reported in 2012-13 and again last year.
Douglas County Circuit Court Nov. 11
Memorial Blood Centers is revising its testing and eligibility criteria to keep the blood center in line with Food and Drug Administration guidelines and blood centers nationwide. These updates include Zika virus testing and updates to the deferral guidelines for men who have sex with men. On Aug. 26, the FDA advised all U.S. blood centers to begin testing all units of blood and blood products for the Zika virus by Nov. 18. On Nov. 14, MBC implemented Zika testing protocols with newly acquired equipment. All tests have been negative for the Zika virus.
Senior Connections offers hot, nutritious meals Monday-Friday for people 60 or older. Meals are delivered to homebound individuals and served at congregate sites in Douglas County. A $4 per meal contribution is requested, but no one is denied because of inability to pay. Call 715-394-3611 or 800-870-2181. Next week's menu includes: Jan. 2: Closed for the holiday. Jan. 3: Chicken chow mein with rice, Oriental vegetables, wheat roll, brownie. Jan. 4: Porcupine meatballs, mashed potatoes with gravy. Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, peaches.
Wednesday Superior: National Alliance on Mental Illness Peer Support Group meets 5:30-7 p.m.in the St. Mary's-Superior Community Room. Free.
The Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism will be hosted by Commission on Equity Race and Ethnicity at the University of Minnesota Duluth is held Feb. 22 in the Kirby Student Center. The commission is seeking proposals for the event that focuses on multiculturalism and change. The commission is seeking proposals from UMD faculty, students, staff, administration, and interested community organizations for meaningful and interactive workshops, presentations, lectures and other educational formats that address diverse racial, ethnic and sovereign nations.
The SHS basketball teams dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader with the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes Thursday night in the SHS gym.
After the holidays, there's the usual rush to the gym. Organizers of the second annual Nearly Naked Ruck March, planned for Feb. 25, hope to capture some of that post-holiday workout enthusiasm and channel it to helping local veterans. Veterans, military, and civilians are invited to hike up to 10 miles with weighted packs along Duluth's Lakewalk wearing nothing but boots, hats, gloves and long underwear. The hike is a fun way to build camaraderie and raise money to provide our military veterans a long-term successful transition into the civilian would.
Narconon reminds families that an intervention can be the difference between life and death. Interventions are powerful tools that can be used when an addict refuses to get help or seek treatment. To learn more about how to conduct an intervention for your loved one and save their life go to www.narconon-suncoast.org/blog/the-power-of-an-intervention.html Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 877-841-5509.