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Michele Beeksma recently gave a talk at the Duluth Depot titled, “Understanding Chippewa 1854 Treaty Rights in Northeast Minnesota, 1854 to the Present.” She discussed past events and individuals related to the 1854 Treaty and examined the legal and cultural viewpoints of how people are currently implementing their treaty rights.

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What if there was a way to identify which kids are most vulnerable to the siren songs of drugs and alcohol?

Forever Home 5/31

May 31, 2018
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Cocoa Puffs

Cocoa Puff is a one year old Orange Mixed Breed Domestic Shorthair She came to Animal Allies Humane Society as a transfer from another shelter and is now looking for her new loving home! Cocoa is looking for a relaxed, one-cat home where she can establish her own spots to bask. She enjoys observing the surroundings, her people, and the birds outside!

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The gerrymander has been with us for literally, hundreds of years.

So what can slay the beast?  Legal scholars?  Political science?

Believe it or not: math.

Minnesota Senator John Marty says when you explain universal health care to people, they're in favor of it.

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When people reach the breaking point - that's when you'd think they'd turn to Healthy Expressions Rage Room in Duluth.

The historical record is written and maintained, in many cases, by people who wanted their story told - and told in a certain way.

So when Susan Bartlett Foote came across the diary of Engla Schey, with accounts and photographs of the conditions in mid-20th century Minnesota mental institutions, she knew these were forgotten - but vitally important - stories about forgotten people.

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You're in your car, headed to the store.

Your boss asks if they can see you for a moment and then asks you to close the door.

You hear a raised voice from outside.

Forever Home 5/17

May 17, 2018
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Tom is an 11 year old Black Lab who was surrendered by his owner. But don't let his age fool you. He is very healthy, happy, and LOVES everyone. He needs a kind soul to give him a spot in their home and shower him with love for the time he has left. He is such a good boy.  Gizzie is a 3 year old calico Domestic Short Hair. She came to us from a previous home and is now looking for her new loving home!

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Depression is  considered "treatment-resistant" if at least four different medications haven't worked and a person has also been seeing a counselor or therapist.

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Big surprise - movies and television are not always the most reliable sources when it comes to getting information about medical treatment.

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KUMD celebrates Mental Health Week with a series of interviews called Thinking Outside the Box.

There are new treatments for mental illness being developed all the time; and some of them are increasingly available here in the Northland.

Browse through the stories and look back at some of KUMD's award-winning mental health coverage in the past.

This Is Why Not: Finding Hope and Resilience in Troubled Times Spring 2017

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KUMD's Northland Morning host, Lisa Johnson, writes:

'I saw a video a while back with a nine year old, dressed in some kind of Elizabethan costume, singing an aria.

'So I sent it to my friend Elias Mokole, an opera singer and voice instructor here at UMD.

'"It’s beautiful," he wrote back, "except that she’s ruining her voice."

'Seriously?'

Forever Home 5/10

May 10, 2018
Two dogs and two cats available for adoption
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