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Thanks to generosity from Fairmont Minerals, Pierce County Sheriff's DARE Officer Steve Albarado attended the National DARE conference last month. Albarado is pictured with Lauren Evans (left), Wisconsin Industrial Sand Regional Sustainable Development Coordinator, and Jeff Himes, Plant Manager for the Hager City operation. -- Photo by Jason Schulte

D.A.R.E. gets donation from Fairmont Minerals

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HAGER CITY -- Steve Albarado has said more than once in his previous four years as Pierce County Sheriff's Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer, his budget is only $1,000, so he tries to spread it out as best he can.


When DARE announced a new curriculum would be introduced for the upcoming school year, Albarado had to do something he has only done once before--ask for donations.

Luckily, there was a local county business willing to take his cause.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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