Proudly serving Floodwood and the surrounding communities since 1977

FST is about the people we serve, the staff who provide services, the stakeholders we engage, and the community support we provide.  We live our mission statement which states in part,  “Provide community service and support through a compassionate and professional team...dedicated to promoting and maintaining the optimal emotional, mental, and physical well-being of our participants.  All FST programs are high quality and state-licensed  For more information please click on the appropriate page. 

Open your hearts and donate to FST.

Like what we do! help FST by making a tax deductible donation.


Open your hearts and donate to FST.

Like what we do! help FST by making a tax deductible donation.


Welcome Floodwood School Students

Earth Day 2024  


Drop-Off Recycling Site Open


Floodwood Curbside Recycling Program 


Floodwood Curbside Recycling Program (FCRP) was successfully launched in November 2021.  Made possible through a grant from MN Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) - Greater MN Recycling Program there are currently 51 sites registered for this curbside recycling service. 

  • Every household and business within the city of Floodwood is eligible to participate in the program.
  • Each reigserted household (site) will receive a 50-gallon bin.  
  • Only clean recyclable material is collected in this container - no need to separate recycling.
  • Weekly recycling is picked up curbside a clean disinfected bin will be exchanged for those with recycling items.  
  • If you would like further information please call Dawn Lamping, FST Executive Director or Chris Tommila, FST Program Director at (218)476-2230.


thriFSTore open:

Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. - 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Thurs. - 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sat. - 9:00AM - 1:00PM


Donations accepted during business hours.

Thank you for supporting the thriFSTore!


Senior Dining Menu


History and Overview

A small, rural, diverse, community minded agency, in operation for over 4 decades, Floodwood Services and Training, Inc. (FST) serves older adults, caregivers and others struggling with physical, developmental, mental health challenges. The sole provider of supplemental services in one of the most impoverished, remote areas of Minnesota its vast service area covers sections of three Minnesota counties, St. Louis, Carlton, and Itasca approximately within a

40-mile radius of Floodwood. 

FST always puts the needs and aspirations of participants first providing a day program experience where they can socialize and engage in enriching activities of choice while upholding their dignity and treating them with respect. 

Day Support Services (DSS):  Engages adults with disabilities assisting them in developing and maintaining life skills so that they can fully participate in the community.  Amenities include door-to-door transportation, community outings, snacks, activities, personal hygiene assistance, therapeutic intervention; etc.  Nutritious in-house meals may be included for those on waivered services and pre-registered. Otherwise cost per meal is $4.50.


Pre-Vocational/Employment Employment Development Services (PVSE):  Serves adults with disabilities providing job training, guidance and wages while working in job settings preparing them for competetivie integrated employment and/or self-employment. 


Customized Employment (CE): Provide personalized, fully integrated community job placement for persons with disabilites which focuses on the job seeker's strengths, skills, interests, and support needs.


Other:  Recycling, thriFSTore, commercial chore services, manufacture, and sale of commercial products such as holiday wreaths, etc.

60+ Chore Services and Counseling: Offers snow removal, mowing, weeding, bush trimming, brush removal, leaf raking, and other chores on as needed basis to older adults. Counseling is available providing omnibus support via phone and e-mail consultations, at-home visits, education and other services which assist in meeting service needs.


Senior Nutrition:  Caterer for home-delivered and congregate meals.

Ever vigilant of community needs FST is a community sustaining partner assisting and supporting local initiatives and programs such as providing space for the area food shelf, Floodwood Christmas Shopping Night, and many others. FST has a long history as a community leader and coordinator working closely with civic, school, law enforcement, social services, support organizations and residents FST helps to provide the provide the education and system changes needed to improve living in rural Minnesota.

FST is committed to providing participants, employees, and volunteers opportunities without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Contact Us Today!

Floodwood Services & Training
601 Ash St., PO Box 347
Floodwood, MN 55736

Phone: 218-476-2230