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LORENTZSEN CENTER VIRTUAL CONVERSATION
MOORHEAD – The Lorentzsen Center for Faith and Work, part of the Concordia College Offutt School of Business, is holding a six-part program of online panel conversations exploring “good work and its future” in 2020-21. Programs will be open to the public and free of charge on Tuesday evenings once a month beginning Oct. 20. The October Virtual Conversation, “Essential Workers in Peril: Workplace Safety in Pandemic Times,” is from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Speakers are Paul Aasen, Janell Regimbal and Jon Riewer.
Aasen is the Minnesota Safety Council’s president and CEO with more than 30 years of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Regimbal is a mental-health professional and experienced leader who has devoted more that three decades to improving stability and well-being of families and communities through advocacy of children and their issues, and at-risk youth. Riewer has served as president and CEO of Eventide Senior Living Communities since 2003, is a licensed administrator in Minnesota and North Dakota and is a qualified Health Services Execute (HSE).
With the advent of COVID-19, the public workplace has become an environment of new lethal risk. Speakers will discuss essential workers exempt from working from home and the measures employers and society should take to provide workplace safety for all during pandemic times.
The webinar is free. Please register at ConcordiaCollege.edu/businessevents. Call (218) 299-3305 for more information.

Clay County Candidate Forums to be recorded
MOORHEAD – The League of Women Voters of the Red River Valley (LWVRRV) is hosting virtual Clay County candidate forums October 6th-8th.
The forums will be available at the following locations starting on Friday, October 9th:
https://www.youtube.com/user/LWVRRV
https://www.facebook.com/events/323365765610189
The public was asked to submit questions in advance for candidates in the following races:
Moorhead School Board
Moorhead City Council (Ward 1, 3, & 4)
Clay County Commission (D1, D2, D5)
MN District 4, 4A, and 4B

To-Go Craft Kits Available at Libraries
Create Indigenous Loop Earrings with Sister Beads
MOORHEAD – The public is invited to learn how to create beaded earrings and collect the necessary supplies from a Lake Agassiz Regional Library location near them beginning October 13. Kits will be available beginning October 13 and will be available as quantities last. Pick up a kit by visiting a library or LINK Site near you, or call your location to request a kit using our curbside delivery service.
An instructional video will also be available on larl.org/athome beginning October 13, walking you through the steps to create a pair of beaded earrings of your own. The video will be hosted by Tawny Trottier Cale, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as well as a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Spirit Lake Nation. She loves to share her beadwork knowledge with others, creating custom beadwork with her sisters under the name “Sister Beads.” In the video, Tawny will demonstrate how to make a pair of simple 3 loop earrings in blue, black, or purple along with the fire colors.
This project is available free-of-charge and is made possible thanks to funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Free lunchtime webinars offered at The Village
FARGO – Five upcoming webinars featuring professionals with The Village Employee Assistance Program will address topics related to effective workplaces, leadership, and personal wellbeing.
These free trainings are part of The Business Bite, a series of lunchtime talks on topics that matter, hosted by The Village Business Institute. The sessions are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on certain Wednesdays in October, November, and December. The dates and topics are as follows:
• Oct. 7 – EAP: The Hidden Powerhouse in Your Organization
• Oct. 21 – Leading with Emotional Intelligence
• Nov. 4 – How to Prepare for Holiday Stress
• Nov. 18 – A Culture of Gratitude
• Dec. 2 – Making Positivity a Habit
Each webinar will be presented via Zoom and include time for questions. To register for any of the upcoming sessions, visit www.TheVillageFamily.org/Eventbrite.
For more information, visit www.TheVillageFamily.org.

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