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Archive for August, 2009

$300 Mini-Grants

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Starting in September 2009, mini-grant awards will increase to $300. Activities, programs, projects that meet the goals of the mini-grant program are eligible to apply. Grant applications are reviewed and awarded monthly. Click here for more information.

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Pure Performance

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The Impact of Alcohol or Drug Use on Athletic Performance

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Northfield High School Auditorium

1400 Division Street South


The presentation is led by John Underwood, President of the American Athletic Institute (  A former NCAA All-American, John has coached or advised more than 25 Olympians (including World and Olympic Champions) and has worked with nearly every sport federation (including the NCAA, NHL, U.S. Olympic Committee, Sport Canada, and International Olympic Committee).  John and the American Athletic Institute present Pure Performance to the National Basketball Association (NBA), USA Hockey, and university teams including the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan.  They have also presented at high schools across the country and will be presenting again to the Lakeville school district during this visit.


For more information on the September 1 event, contact the Northfield High School Activities Office at (507) 663-0632.


This event is sponsored by the Northfield Public Schools, Northfield Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Alcohol & Drug Use, Northfield Police Department, Rice County Chemical Health Coalition, Northfield Hospital, Northfield Healthy Community Initiative, and Rice County Safe Communities Coalition.


Financial support is provided by the Brent Setterstrom Memorial Fund.



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Take It To The Box planning meeting

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Title: Take It To The Box planning meeting
Location: Rice County Government Center
Description: Meeting of the planning group for the Take It To The Box campaign. Anyone is welcome to attend
Start Time: 8:30
Date: 2009-08-27
End Time: 10:00

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Take It To The Box presentation

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Title: Take It To The Box presentation
Location: Faribault Senior Center
Description: Presentation and question and answer session at the Faribault Senior Center about the medication disposal program
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2009-10-06
End Time: 11:00

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2009 Program Sharing Conference

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Minnesota’s annual conference focused on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention will be held on October 8th and 9th in St. Cloud.  For more information about the conference or to register, visit the Prevention Resource Center’s website at  The Coalition welcomes requests for assistance in paying for conference registration.  For more information, contact Kathy at

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