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Trayvon Martin was a 17 year old boy, walking to the store to get skittles and a bottle of juice for his sister in the rain.  He put his hoodie up, and that signaled to George Zimmerman he might be armed.  Trayvon was not.  Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch patrolling the townhouse community when he came upon the unarmed young man.  He shot and killed Trayvon, who had no criminal record.  President Barack Obama said "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

Circles of Support is showing the film "The Bail Trap: American Ransom" at the Grand Rapids Area Library on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 from 11am - 1pm.  Alice Moren of Kootasca's Circle of Support stopped by the Monday Morning Show to speak with Heidi Holtan about this event.

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Becky LaPlant

In the Spring of 2017, a group of youth in Ball Club started to envision a community park where three old pieces of playground equipment and some grass exists today. They saw a new playground that honors their Ojibwe culture and language and is accessible for young and old alike, they saw a basketball court, and a “chill space” with seating and a fire ring and they saw a picnic area too.

Fast forward to today and the playground is designed and fundraising is underway with the goal of breaking ground the beginning of August.

Circles of Support's Alice Moren joined us today to talk about the "One Crisis Away" conversations that are taking place all month in Itasca County.   As she said, "we are ALL one crisis away from poverty."

Rural Minnesota is facing a crisis of childcare.  The problems?  Availability and affordability.  Tuesday May 23rd Circles of Support in Grand Rapids is holding a lunchtime conversation" Child Care in Itasca County - Needs, Options, Affordability & Resources.  It's from 11-1pm at the Grand Rapids Area Library - free pizza - RSVP to 999-5883.