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Not too late for a free school backpack

Kids can still get free school supplies and a new backpack through the Carlton County Back to School BBQ & Backpacks program.

“We want to make sure every kid in Carlton County that needs a backpack gets one,” United Way director Sarah Buhs said.

Buhs said they hit the Aug. 1 registration deadline and found they still have plenty of backpacks and donated school supplies, so they extended the deadline. Kids or parents are asked to sign up online at www.unitedwaycarltoncounty.org though Aug. 11. If they forget to register, that’s OK, said Buhs. They can also just show up at the event between 11 a...