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The Red Cross office at 717 N. Main St. offers training for nursing assistants, CPR, First Aid, babysitting and CPR for professional rescuers/health care providers.

Nursing course gives hope in a tight market

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When Lori Kent learned her job in industry would be cut, she looked at her options and charted an entirely different course.

Kent works at the Johnson Controls plant in Hudson in the division that makes seats for Ford Ranger pickups.


With the Ford Motor Company Twin Cities Assembly Plant's anticipated closing, Kent expects to lose her forklift operator's job in December.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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