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. 


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.

Drop-Off Recycling Site Open


thriFSTore open:

Monday - Friday

9am - 2pm


Thanks for your patience and understanding during the COVID-19 pandemic; FST's recycling drop-off is now open around the clock! 


Senior Dining Menu

December 2021 Menu.pdf
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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. 

Adult Day Service Respite provides services to adults 18 and over in a home-like setting.  Amenities include door-to-door transportation, community outings, nutritious in-house meals and snacks, activities, personal hygiene assistance, therapeutic intervention; etc.


Caregiver Support - Individual or Family Counseling Services:  Trained caregiver consultant provides omnibus support via phone and e-mail consultations, at-home visits, education and other services which assist you with your caregiving needs.


60+ Chore Services offers snow removal, mowing, weeding, bush trimming, brush removal, leaf raking, and other chores on as needed basis.


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

Day Support Services (DSS):  Engages adults with disabilities assisting them in developing and maintaining life skills so that they can fully participate in community life


Pre-Vocational/Supported Employment Vocational Program (V-PD):  Serves adults with intellectual and mental health challenges.  Participants receive job training, guidance and wages while working in job settings.


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

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 Shopping Night, Christmas in The Campground, Kid’s Plus Father/Daughter dance and many others.  Staff annually participate in a community beautification project.  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