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Tough questions about safety, illness and choice

Deb Holman

A man living in a tent on Duluth's west end was rescued New Year's Day after being found in a nearby ravine.

The man, who may have been trapped in the ravine for several days, was known to local homeless advocates and had refused their services in the past.

People with mental illnesses and chemical dependency problems can refuse treatment for those conditions - and refuse help or other services, too.

But at what point does society need to - or even should - override someone's right to make their own decisions?

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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