Isolation Gambling

Stress from COVID Restrictions Can Lead to Problem Gambling.You’ve come to the right place to learn more about problem gambling in Minnesota. Here are some resources you may wish to explore.Help for problem gambling, including telehealth, is available often at no...

ADVOCACY

Advocacy Expansion of Sports Betting Testimony from the Minnesota Sports Waging SF 1894, Senate State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee, March 3, 2020: Brianne Doura-Schawohl, Legislative  Director, National Council on Problem Gambling Susan...

Online Gambling Resources

Online Gambling Resources Although we are in the very early stages of a pandemic that has resulted in casinos closing and made sports betting nonexistent, there is already evidence that many gamblers are turning to online gambling. As online gambling takes place in...

GAMBAN

Although we are in the very early stages of a pandemic that has resulted in casinos closing and made sports betting nonexistent, there is already evidence that many gamblers are turning to online gambling. As online gambling takes place in isolation without others who...

Youth Gambling

Minnesota Youth Gambling Fact Sheet Based upon the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey What is Gambling? Gambling refers to betting money or something else of value so that you can win or gain money or something else. How many Minnesota youth gamble? • 30% have gambled in...

Lao Study Presentations

Study of Problem Gambling in Minnesota’s Laotian Community        In September Northstar and Hamline University presented the Conference on Problem Gambling & Addiction. Two new research surveys on problem gambling were presented, as well as...

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan   The goals identified in the process look out 10-15 years and will require strong partnerships to achieve. These goals include: • NPGA is the go-to source for information, resources on problem gambling, responsible gambling • Fewer Minnesotans...

For Healthcare Professionals

Gambling addiction is a disorder that’s often not well understood — even among healthcare professionals. Here are some important things for you to understand.Two Questions To Ask Your Clients Asking your clients these two questions and receiving affirmative answers...

Learn More About Problem Gambling

You’ve come to the right place to learn more about problem gambling in Minnesota. Here are some resources you may wish to explore.Help for problem gambling is available at no cost for gamblers and their families. Here are some resources. Many Minnesotans have overcome...

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Digital ad (300x250) for StarTrib targeting Gamers. Interests: In App Gaming: Fortnite Minecraft League of Legends Counter-Strike: Global Offensive PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds Apex Legends Dungeon Fighter Online Pac-Man Doodle Candy Crush Saga Call of Duty Online...

Gambling Disorder Screening Tool Kit

Gambling Disorder Screening Tool Kit Your First Step to Change, 2nd Edition A self-help toolkit of resources to help start the journey toward recovery from problem gambling behavior. What is Gambling Disorder? One-page article describing Gambling Disorder from a...

Donors

Donors  Thank you to our contributors! Northstar wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generosity in supporting our mission. (contributions from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018) Allied Charities (in Kind)Competition Cheer Spirit...

David’s Story

I’ll never forget the day I was arrested for stealing from my employer. I sat in the police car outside my house as police went through my house with a search warrant. I sat there thinking I had ruined my life, my reputation and my 30-year marriage. When I got out on...

October 18, 2018 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-18-18 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg Minutes 10-18-18 and ED Rpt NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-26-18 MINUTES Draft Strategic Plan Scope 10.3.18 First Qtr Financial Statements FY18-19 Lao Ctr Spreadsheet 10-5-18 2019 Governing Board Meeting Dates Board Thank You...

December 10, 2018 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Dec 10 2018 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 12-10-18 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 11-12-18 Dashbd 12-10-18 Ex Comm Mtg BalSheetNov18 BudgetvActual Nov18 BudvActJulNov18 PNLNov18 CardmembersplitsNov18 VendorNov18 Anne Carroll Invoice Oct. 2018 Anne Carroll Invoice...

November 12, 2018 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Nov 12 2018 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 11-12-18 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 10-8-18 Dashbd@Nov92018 for Nov12 Mtg Oct18Balance BudgetvActOct18 Oct18PNL PNLBudgetvActual Oct18 Cardmember Splits OCt18 Expenses by VendorOCt18 MN Help Line Statistics 10-18 2019...

October 8, 2018 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA October 8 2018 sst Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 10-8-18 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES September 10 2018 SST Exec Comm Electronic Vote - 9-25-18 Dashbd Final-10-5-18 Balance sheet 9.18 Budget vs Actual 9.18 PNL 9.18 Cardmember Splits 9.18 1QFY19 Financials Mo...

September 10, 2018 Meeting

Exec. Comm Mtg AGENDA 9-10-18 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES September 10 2018 SST Corrected FInal Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 5-14-18 Dashboard Final @ Sept 5 2018 for Sept 10th Meeting Balance Sheet August 2018 Profit & Loss-July thru August 2018 Combined Budget vs....

Signs Your Child May Have a Problem With Gambling

Studies show that an adult is more likely to develop a gambling problem if they gamble as a child. Therefore, it’s important to be watchful for signs that your child is gambling. The following questions can help you determine whether your child may be at risk for...

Advisory Council

Advisory Council Maxine Boswell White Earth Reservation Jon Grant, MD University of Chicago Jerry Jaker Jaker Group LLC Phil Kelly Retired Randy Ringaman Recovering Problem Gambler Ly Vang Association for the Advancement of Hmong Women in Minnesota King Wilson...

William’s Story

It’s hard to replicate the adrenalin rush that one gets working in the military. For me, nothing can match the sense of doing something dangerous, and doing something dangerous for a purpose. In my role with the Navy, I was among the boots on the ground in the Middle...

September 10, 2018 Meeting

Exec. Comm Mtg AGENDA 9-10-18 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES September 10 2018 SST Corrected Final Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 5-14-18 Dashboard Final @ Sept 5 2018 for Sept 10th Meeting Balance Sheet August 2018 Profit & Loss-July thru August 2018 Combined Budget vs....

April 19, 2018 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-19-18 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-19-18 MINUTES Board Meeting Minutes for January 18 2018 AMENDED 4-19-18 Third Quarter Financial Statements 2018 Northstar_ED_PD_PF_CC.updated Northstar Position Announcement_ED Electronic Resolution Vote to Engage...

January 19, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-19-17 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-19-17 MINUTES Final NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-21-16 MINUTES FINAL First Quarter Financials FY 2016 - 17 Second Quarter Financials FY 2016 - 17 1Q FY and 2Q Board Report FY 16-17 FINAL Northstar Policy on Exec. Dir....

January 21, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-21-16 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-21-16 MINUTES Final NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-22-15 MINUTES-CP-REVISED Bd. Fiscal Summary 1-21-16 Completed Activities Qtr Ended 12-31-15 Fantasy Sports Resolutions The Russell Herder presentation was too large a file to...

May 14, 2018 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA May 14, 2018 FInal Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 5-14-18 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 2-12-18 Dashboard Final @ April 30, 2018 for May Meeting What Happened to the Budget 5-14-18 Balance Sheet as of 4-30-18 Combined Budget vs Actual 7-17 thru 4-18...

February 12, 2018 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Feb 12 2018 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 2-12-18 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 12-11-17 Dashboard @ Feb 12 2018 Overall Balance Sheet at Jan 31, 2018 PDF Budget v actual Jan 2018 PDF Overall P&L Jan 2018 PDF Visa Splits Jan 2018 PDF Expenses by...

Lao Study

Early Study Results Suggest Gambling Problems Are Significant in Minnesota’s Lao Community To date, there have been few in-depth studies of the gambling behavior of Southeast Asian refugee communities. While there have been informal community listening sessions in the...

Denny’s Story

Denny I didn’t start gambling until I was in my mid 20s. Even when I lived in California, not too far from Las Vegas, I never made it to the Strip. My first time gambling was at a casino with friends here in Minnesota. I would go 3-4 times for the next several years,...

Northstar Board Meeting Materials 2018

NPGA Bd of Dirs Listing 7-26-18 Updated 8-21-18 Current Governing Board Officer Listing 7-26-18 NPGA Board Member Terms 7-26-18 January 19, 2018 Quarterly Board Meeting April 19, 2018 Quarterly Board Meeting July 13, 2018 Special Board Meeting July 19, 2018 Annual...

Northstar Executive Committee Meeting Materials 2018

January 8, 2018 Meeting - Canceled February 12, 2018 Meeting March 12, 2018 Meeting - Canceled April 9, 2018 Meeting - No Quorum April 11, 2018 Electronic Meeting-Hire ED Search Firm May 14, 2018 Meeting June 11, 2018 Meeting - Moved to June 18, 2018 which was...

Charlie and Kathy

Kathy & Charlie Gambling addiction is something that’s hard for a lot of people to understand. Once you’ve sought help and learned more about it, you realize how much it helps to be around others who know what you’re going through. That’s why programs like...

Audit

2017 2017 Financial Statements - Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance 2017 Governance Letter - Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

Facts on Problem Gambling

FACTS AND RESOURCES ON PROBLEM GAMBLING WHAT IS PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH? Problem gambling awareness month is a nationwide effort to raise awareness about problem gambling. It is sponsored annually by the National Council on Problem Gambling and in Minnesota...

December 11, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Dec 11, 2017 Final Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 12-11-17 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 11-13-17 Balance Sheet Dec 7 2017 Combined Budget vs Actual Nov 2017 P&L Nov 2017 Expenses by Vendor Summary Nov 2017 VISA card splits Nov 17

November 13, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Nov 13, 2017 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 11-13-17 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 10-09-17 FINAL Dashboard @Nov 13 2017 FINAL Combined Budget vs Actual 11-13-17 Profit & Loss 11-13-17 Cardmember Services Splits 11-13-17 Expenses by Vendor...

October 9, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Oct 9 2017 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 10-09-17 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 9-11-17 FINAL CP 3 Dashboard @ Oct 9, 2017 Balance Sheet Profit & Loss Combined Budget vs Actual Expenses by Vendor Summary Cardmember Splits

Jack’s Story

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about addiction, it’s that it’s progressive. I’ve learned that the hard way, having gone to treatment for compulsive gambling and chemical dependency about a half dozen times. Although I’ve been a compulsive gambler for approximately...

October 19, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-19-17 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-19-17 MINUTES FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 8-10-17 MINUTES Dashboard @ Oct 9, 2017 Balance Sheet Profit & Loss Combined Budget vs Actual Expenses by Vendor Summary Cardmember Splits Budget vs Actual July through...

September 11, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Sept. 11 2017 FINAL-CP Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 9-11-17 FINAL CP 3 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 7-10-17 FINAL CP Dashboard @ Sept 11 2017 Balance Sheet Sept 8, 2017 Combined P&L for August 2017 Exp by Vendor Summary August 2017 VISA Splits for...

August 14, 2017 Meeting – (meeting not held)

July 20th Board meeting was moved to August 10, 2017 due to a conflict with the National Council conference held in Portland, Oregon on July 21 & July 22, 2017. August 14, 2017 Executive Committee meeting was canceled - too close to August 10, 2017 Board meeting.

July 10, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA July 10 2017 CP FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 7-10-17 FINAL CP Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 5-08-17 FINAL July 10 dashboard through June 30, 2017 FINAL Balance Sheet At June 30 17 Grant I Actual FY 17 Grant II Actuals FY 17 Exp by Vendor Sum May...

Charitable Gambling

Charitable Gambling Charitable gambling, consisting of pull-tabs, bingo, raffles, paddlewheels and tip boards, plays an important role in many Minnesota communities. In addition to the social benefits of bringing people together, the proceeds of charitable gambling...

Quiz Results

Determine Your Risk The following two questions can help determine if you may be at risk for gambling addiction.  

August 10, 2017 Annual and Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 08-10-17 AGENDA NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 8-10-17 MINUTES NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 7-21-16 MINUTES FINAL   NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 8-10-17 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 8-10-17 MINUTES NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-20-17 MINUTES FINAL Dashboard @ August 10 2017 FINAL...

Older Adult Gambling

Older Adult Gambling Are You Gambling Away Your Retirement? Did you know that seniors are one of the fastest-growing groups of gamblers? According to one study, gambling was the most frequently identified social activity among adults over 65, with casinos and bingo...

Attorneys

Attorney’s Guide to Gambling Addiction For Attorneys, Judges, Prosecutors and Court Personnel             How Can You Identify Someone with a Gambling Addiction? An attorney may learn about a potential gambling problem in a number of ways...

April 20, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-20-17 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-20-17 MINUTES FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-19-17 MINUTES Final Third Quarter Financials FY 2016-17 3Q FY 16-17 Board Program Report FINAL

May 8, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA May 8 2017 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 5-08-17 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 4-10-17-FINAL May 8, 2017 Dashboard FINAL Balance Sheet May 9 Overall P&L FY 17 thru April 30 Cardmember splits April 17 Note: Financials were reviewed at the...

April 10, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA April 10 2017 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 4-10-17-FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 3-13-17 April 10 2017 Dashboard FINAL Balance Sheet at April 6 2017 P&L March 2017 VISA Splits March 2017 Third Quarter Financials FY 2016-17 Budget Update...

March 13, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA Mar 13 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 3-13-17 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 2-3-17 Final March 13 2017 Dashboard Balance Sheet at March 7 2017 Exp by Vend Jan feb 2017 VISA Splits Jan Feb 2017 Budget Update FY 17 for Exec Committee March 2017 FINAL...

December 12, 2016 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 12-12-2016 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 12-12-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 11-14-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 10-10-16 FINAL Dashboard Dec 12, 2016 Balance Sheet Dec 9 Exp by Vendor Summary Oct Nov 2016 VISA Splits 12-12-16

February 13, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 2-13-17 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 2-3-17 Final Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 1-9-17 Final Board version Dashboard for Feb 13, 2017 Balance Sheet at Feb 8, 2017 Grant I Bud v Actual thru Jan 2017 Grant II Bud v Actual July through Jan FY 16-17...

January 19, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-19-17 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-19-17 MINUTES Final NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-21-16 MINUTES FINAL First Quarter Financials FY 2016 - 17 Second Quarter Financials FY 2016 - 17 1Q FY and 2Q Board Report FY 16-17 FINAL Northstar Policy on Exec. Dir....

January 9, 2017 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 1-9-17 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 1-9-17 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 12-12-16 FINAL Dashboard January 9 Regarding Financials

Northstar Board Meeting Materials 2017

January 19, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting April 20, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting Note: July 20, 2017 moved to August 10-Conflict with National Conference August 10, 2017 Annual and Quarterly Board Meeting October 19, 2017 Quarterly Board Meeting

Northstar Executive Committee Meeting Materials 2017

January 9, 2017 Meeting February 13, 2017 Meeting March 13, 2017 Meeting April 10, 2017 Meeting May 8, 2017 Meeting June 13, 2017 Meeting - (meeting not held) July 10, 2017 Meeting August 14, 2017 Meeting - (meeting not held) September 11, 2017 Meeting October 9, 2017...

November 14, 2016 Meeting

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October 10, 2016 Meeting

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September 12, 2016 Meeting

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Elizabeth’s Story

The first time I realized my husband had a gambling problem was the day he came home from work to tell me his employer was sending him to treatment in Granite Falls — that very night! I knew he had done some gambling but I didn’t know it was an addiction. I guess I...

July 21, 2016 Annual and Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 07-21-16 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 7-21-16 MINUTES FINAL NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 7-23-15 MINUTES FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-21-16 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-21-16 MINUTES FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-21-16 MINUTES FINAL

Cynthia’s Story

Gambling has always been a part of my life. My dad was a compulsive gambler. I remember my Mom saying things like, “He spent all the money again,” “How am I going to pay this bill?,” or “What are we going to do?” I didn’t think twice about this and thought this was a...

July 11, 2016 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 7-11-2016 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 7-11-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 6-13-16 FINAL Dashboard draft @ July 7 2016 FY 15-16 Grant I Budget vs Actual Year End Final Grant I

June 13, 2016 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 6-13-2016 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 6-13-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 5-9-16 FINAL Balance Sheet June 8 2016 Grant I Budget vs Actual FY 15-16 thru May 31 Exp by Vendor Summary March thru May 2016

May 9, 2016 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 5-9-2016 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 5-9-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 4-11-16 FINAL Dashboard May 9 2016 Overall Balance Sheet at May 5, 2016 Grant I Budg v Actual Total to April 2016 Overall P&L July 15 thru April 30, 2016 Exp by...

April 21, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-21-16 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-21-16 MINUTES FINAL NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-21-16 MINUTES Final Three Months & Nine Months Ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 NPGA Strategic Plan 2015-2020 Draft II

April 11, 2016 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 4-11-2016 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 4-11-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 3-14-16 FINAL Fiscal Summary Dashboard-March Balance Sheet as of 3-31-2016 Budget vs Actual Grant I FY 15-16 P&L at March 31, 2016 Exp Vendors Jan - March 2016...

National Certified Gambling Program

The International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC) program provides a competency-based certification program for professionals treating problem and pathological gamblers and their families. The International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) oversees...

Rule 82 Online Training

Rule 82 Online Training The state of Minnesota requires that a person convicted of certain offenses be screened to determine whether or not compulsive gambling contributed to the offense. The screens are performed by probation officers trained to understand the basics...

How to Become a Certified MN Gambling Counselor

How to Become a Certified MN Gambling CounselorHow to Become a DHS-Approved Problem Gambling Service Provider In Minnesota Scholarship applications now open through October 31, 2019 To become a DHS-approved problem gambling provider in Minnesota an individual must: 1)...

National Certification

Certificate of Gambling Specialty The International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC) program provides a competency-based certification program for professionals treating problem and pathological gamblers and their families. The International Gambling Counselor...

Special Topics

National CertificationThe International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC) program provides a competency-based certification program for professionals treating problem and pathological gamblers and their families. The International Gambling Counselor Certification...

NPGA Board

NPGA Board Board of Directors Sunny Chanthanouvong Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota Don Feeney Concerned Citizen Lou JungbauerAttorney / TBI Survivor / Two-Category 12-Stepper Marie Hinton Minnesota State Lottery Michael Hochman Canterbury Park Jeff HudsonConcerned...

Speaker Network

Speaker's Network Through our Speaker’s Network, a gambling addiction professional can come and visit mental health and social services programs and provide an introduction to problem gambling / gambling addiction for staff.  These visits can be arranged anywhere in...

Newsletters

  NPGA Newsletters The Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance publishes the Northern Light newsletter quarterly. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, please send an email to Tiffany Roufs. Past issues of Northern Light are available as detailed below: Winter...

Reports & Presentations

Reports and Presentations Responsible Gambling Future-Proofing the Industry: Player Safeguards and Prevention Future-Proofing the Industry: Organizational Culture and Responsible Gambling Future-Proofing the Industry: Towards the Safer Design and Situation of Games...

Media

Northstar Media Press Releases (3/1/20) March is Problem Gambing Awareness Month (12/3/19) Holiday Season Reminder: Lottery Tickets Are Not Appropriate Gifts for Minors Print Articles Northstar commentary in Star Tribune on fantasy sports. Heathcare News in August...

Gambling Topics

There are many facets to problem gambling and gambling in general. Here are some perspectives and insights into specific types of gamblers and particular types of gambling. Older Adult  Gambling Fantasy Sports Sports Gambling Internet Gambling

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon

Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-AnonGamblers Anonymous (GA). Gamblers Anonymous is a twelve-step support program that holds meetings in approximately 70 communities around Minnesota. Participation in GA is free. MinnesotaGA.com and GamblersAnonymous.org. 1-855-222-5542...

Facts About Problem Gambling

Facts About Problem Gambling Problem Gamblers with Dual Addictions Problem gamblers who have an alcohol disorder Problem gamblers who have a drug use disorder Problem gamblers who have nicotine dependency   Problem Gambling and Male Student Athletes Percent of...

March 14, 2016 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 3-14-2016 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 3-14-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 2-8-16 FINAL Non Grant Income Breakdown March 14, 2016 Financial Dashboard Budget vs Actual Grant I July 15 thru Feb 16 FINAL Grant I P&L thru Feb 16 Exp by...

How to Start a Conversation with a Problem Gambler

How to Start a Conversation with a Problem Gambler.  Talking with someone you know about a potential gambling problem can be difficult. It’s important to remember that you can’t stop someone from gambling; only he or she can make that decision. Choose the right moment...

February 8, 2016 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 2-8-2016 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 2-8-16 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 12-14-15 FINAL Fiscal Summary Dashboard Thru 1-31-16 SFY2015 Budget Grant I Budget vs Actual 7-15 thru 1-16 Expenses by Vendor Summary Jan 2016 VISA Card Breakout...

Northstar Board Meeting Materials 2016

January 21, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting April 21, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting July 21, 2016 Annual and Quarterly Board Meeting October 20, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting - Canceled

Assessment Tools

Assessment Tools Gambling is considered to be a hidden addiction. There are a number of assessment and diagnostic tools available to counselors who suspect their client may have a gambling problem. The following tools may help confirm the existence of a gambling...

Northstar Executive Committee Meeting Materials 2016

January 11, 2016 Meeting - Canceled February 8, 2016 Meeting March 14, 2016 Meeting April 11, 2016 Meeting May 9, 2016 Meeting June 13, 2016 Meeting July 11, 2016 Meeting August 8, 2016 Meeting - Canceled September 12, 2016 Meeting October 10, 2016 Meeting November...

December 14, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 12-14-2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES 12-14-15 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES November 9 2015 Grant I Budg v Actual July through Nov 2015 Grant I PL July nov 2015 Exp by vendor fy 2015 July Nov Nat'l Council Resolution Re Fantasy Sports 10-8-15...

November 9, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 11-09-2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES November 9 2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES October 12 2015 Overall Balance Sheet Oct 31 2015 Grant I Budg v actual October 2015 Exp by Vendor Oct 2015 Cardmember Splits Oct 2015

October 22, 2015 Quarterly Board Meeting

 NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-22-15 AGENDA Revised CP NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-22-15 MINUTES-CP NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-23-15 MINUTES FINAL Three Months Ended September 30, 2015 and 2014 Board Update-CP 2016 Governing Board Meeting Dates Board Presentation October 22, 2015-Feeney-The...

Northstar Article on Fantasy Sports

Gambling by Just Another Name By Cathie Perrault September 27, 2015, StarTribune - If you plunked down on your couch with a cold beverage and tub of popcorn for the recent start of the National Football League season, you couldn’t help but notice something even more...

October 12, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 10-12-2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES October 12 2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES September 14 2015 Grant 1 Budget v Actual July - Sept 2015.xlsx NPGA Vendor Expenses July -Sept 2015

Fantasy Sports

Fantasy sports are taking center stage this fall, particularly with the pervasive presence of DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ve amassed some articles on this increasingly popular and controversial topic: Commentary by Northstar regarding the risk of addiction in fantasy...

September 14, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 9-14-2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES September 14 2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES August 10 2015 Update for FY 2014-15 dated Sept 9 2015 Monthly Financials were not available

July 23, 2015 Annual and Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 07-23-15 AGENDA FINAL NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 7-24-14 MINUTES cp Board Member Terms as of 7-24-14 NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 7-23-15 MINUTES FINAL NPGA Board Member Terms 7-23-15 Current Governing Board Officer Listing NPGA Bd of Dirs Listing 7-23-15 NPGA Qrtly...

July 13, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 7-13-2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES July 13 2015 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES June 8, 2015 FINAL

June 8, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 6-8-2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES June 8, 2015 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES April 13 2015 FINAL Original Grant I budget actual Jan 2015 through May 2015 Grant I P&L Expenses by Vendor FY 14-15 through May  

Contributors

2012-1014 Contributors Northstar wishes to recognize the valued contributions made by both individuals and organizations for the period 2012-2014. Their generosity plays a vital role in allowing us to fulfill our mission. Organizational Member Contributors Allied...

April 23, 2015 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-23-15 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 4-23-15 MINUTES Executive Director's Update NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-22-15 MINUTES Three Months and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 Nat'l Council Strategic Plan 2015-2020 PPT Older MN adult gambling June 2015...

April 13, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 4-13-2015 Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES April 13 2015 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES March 9 2015 FINAL NPGA Financial Dashboard Balance Sheet April 6, 2015 Expenses by Vendor Jan-Mar 2015 Cardmember Splits March 2015 Grant I Budget v Actual FY...

John Rundquist

Counselor’s Corner is a recurring feature that discusses common questions raised by counselors seeking to learn more about problem gambling and how they can identify a possible gambling addiction in their clients. John Rundquist, gambling counselor for Crossroads...

Lana Nelson

“Counselor’s Corner” is a regular feature of Northern Light that focuses on common questions raised by counselors seeking to learn more about problem gambling. Lana Nelson, a psychotherapist for CentraCare, addresses this issue’s question. Q: I’m a drug and alcohol...

Sheryl Anderson

Counselor’s Corner is a recurring feature that discusses common questions raised by counselors seeking to learn more about problem gambling and how they can identify a possible gambling addiction in their clients. Sheryl Anderson, nationally certified gambling...

Northstar Executive Committee Meeting Materials 2015

January 12, 2015 Meeting February 9, 2015 Meeting March 9, 2015 Meeting April 13, 2015 Meeting May 18, 2015 Meeting - Canceled June 8, 2015 Meeting July 13, 2015 Meeting August 10, 2015 Meeting September 14, 2015 Meeting October 12, 2015 Meeting November 9, 2015...

Northstar Executive Committee Meeting Materials 2014

January 13, 2014 Meeting  February 10, 2014 Meeting  March 10, 2014 Meeting  April 14, 2014 Meeting May 12, 2014 Meeting June 9, 2014 Meeting July 14, 2014 Meeting August 11, 2014 Meeting - Canceled September 8, 2014 Meeting October 13, 2014 Meeting November 10, 2014...

March 9, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA 3-9-2015 FINAL Exec Committee Mtg MINUTES March 9 2015 FINAL Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 2-9-2015 final Copy of Northstar 75052 revision Feb 15 Exp by Vendor Jan feb 2015 Grant 1 budget vs actual to feb 2015

Problem Gambling Awareness Month

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month is a nationwide effort to help people understand more about gambling addiction and how to get help. Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance expands its ongoing communications efforts on this topic through additional media...

PowerPoints

Board PowerPoint January 2009 Board PowerPoint July 2010 Board Update Powerpoint Oct Dec 2010 Board Update Powerpoint April 2011 Board Meeting Oct 27, 2011 Exec Director Final Board Meeting July 26, 2012 Glancing Backward-Moving Forward Board Meeting January 24,...

Northstar Board Meeting Materials

NPGA Bd of Dirs Listing 7-26-18 Updated 8-21-18 Current Governing Board Officer Listing 7-26-18 NPGA Board Member Terms 7-26-18 NPGA Advisory Council Members-7-21-16 Northstar Board Meeting Materials 2012 Northstar Board Meeting Materials 2013 Northstar Board Meeting...

Summary Reports

Annual Report-Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Annual Report-Fiscal Year 2011-2012 GCB Narrative Report 4Q FY 12-13 and Annual Summary Fiscal Year 2012-13 Highlights Fiscal Year 2013-14 Highlights Fiscal Year 2014-15 ANNUAL REPORT Annual Report FY15-16 FINAL 1Q FY and 2Q Board...

Research

Stinchfield 2011 gambling among MN public school students from 1992 to 2007 declines in youth gambling RStinchfield MN youth gambling through 2010 MN Native Am. Students-PPT-12-3-14 MN Native Am. Students Report-12-3-14 MN Youth-Out of Mainstream PPT-February 2015 MN...

Grant Narrative Reports

Grant I DHS Grant A 1st Quarter Narrative FY 13-14 Final DHS Grant A 2nd Quarter Narrative FINAL 13-14 Grant Narrative 3Q 13-14 Final Version Grant I Narrative 4Q 13-14 FINAL Grant I Narrative 1FQ 14-15 FINAL Grant I Narrative 2 FQ 14-15 FINAL Grant I Narrative 3 FQ...

Financial Statements

NPGA 3rd Qtr 2009 NPGA 4th Qtr 2009 Three Months and Six Months Ended 6-30-10 and 2009 Three Months and Twelve Months Ended 6-30-10 and 2009 Three Months Ended 3-31-11 and 2010 Two Months and Five Months Ended 5-31-2011 and 2010 Three Months and Twelve Months Ended...

Corporate Documents and Policies

Articles of Incorporation Certificate of Incorporation By-Laws Revised and Adopted 1-19-17 Conflict of Interest Policy 2014 Conflict of Interest Policy-2015 Conflict of Interest Policy-2016 Conflict of Interest Policy-2018 Northstar Policy on Exec. Dir....

February 9, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-2-9-15 cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 2-9-2015 final Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 1-12-2015 Final Budget vs Actual Grant I Dec Jan 2015 Grant I P&L July 14 Jan 15 Expenses by Vendor Jan 2015 Total Exp by Vendor FY 14-15 through Jan 31

January 22, 2015 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-22-15 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 1-22-15 MINUTES NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-23-14 MINUTEScp NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-24-14 Corrected MINUTEScp Three Months and Six Months Ended December 31, 2014 and 2013

January 12, 2015 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-1-12-15 cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 1-12-2015 Final Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 12-8-2014-cp Balance Sheet Jan 12 2015 Overall P&L July - Dec 2014 Grant I Budget vs Actual 2nd Quarter Grant II Budget vs Actual 2nd Quarter Expenses by Vendor Dec only...

Fred’s Story

Growing up, I wanted to be a professional gambler. I studied the Texas Hold’em Poker Bible and my goal was to be the World Series of Poker champion. It’s something I set my sights on since I began playing poker at age 8. In fact, back then, I remember everyone...

December 8, 2014 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-12-8-14 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 12-8-2014-cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 10-13-14.cp Grant I Budget vs. Actual-7-2014 thru 11-2014 Grant I P&L to Nov 30 Exp by Vendor July through Dec 8 2014

October 23, 2014 Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-23-14 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 10-23-14 MINUTEScp NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 7-24-14 Corrected MINUTEScp Financials-Three Months Ended September 30, 2014 and 2013 2015 Governing Board Meeting Dates Board Presentation October 23, 2014

October 13, 2014 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-10-13-14 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 10-13-14.cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 9-08-14 Balance Sheet October 9 Exp by Vendor 1Q 2014-15 Grant I Budget Actual 1Q 14-15 Grant II Budget vs Actual July - Sept 2014 Overall operating budget July 14 through Dec...

Ann’s Story

The first time I gambled was at Mystic Lake with friends. It was simply a “let’s go out and do something fun” kind of thing. In fact, for many years I was a mere social gambler and assumed it would be like that for my entire life. I could go to Las Vegas to meet...

Counselor’s Corner

Counselor's Corner Counselor’s Corner is a recurring feature that discusses common questions raised by counselors seeking to learn more about problem gambling and how they can identify a possible gambling addiction in their clients.   View answers to common...

September 8, 2014 Meeting

There was no Agenda for this Meeting Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 9-08-14 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 7-14-14-cp Exec. Comm. Mtg-Exec Director Update Balance Sheet Sept 7 2014 PL August 2014 PL July 1 - Sept 7 Exp by Vendor August 2014  

July 24, 2014 Annual & Quarterly Board Meeting

NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 07-24-14 AGENDA NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 7-24-14 MINUTES cp NPGA Board Member Terms 7-24-14 Current Governing Board Officer Listing NPGA Bd of Dirs Listing 7-24-14 NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 07-24-14 AGENDA NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg 04-24-14 MINUTES NPGA Qrtly Bd Mtg...

June 9, 2014 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-6-9-14 Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 6-09-14 cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 5-12-14 cp PL May 2014 Exp by vendor May 2014 Northstar FY14-15 Budget-Grant I Northstar FY14-15 Budget Deliverables Northstar FY14-15 BudgetAcct Roll-up Northstar FY14-15 Budget-Grant...

Welcome to Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

All MN problem gambling approved providers are using Telehealth options. Here is a list of approved providers. Treatment is often at no cost*.Are you concerned about gambling behavior? Learn about gambling addiction and determine if there is a problem.The first step...

May 12, 2014 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-5-12-14 cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 5-12-14 cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 4-14-14 cp Balance sheet at May 12 2014 P&L April 2014 Expenses by Vendor for April 2014

April 24, 2014 Board Meeting

NPGA Bd Mtg 04-24-14 AGENDA (2) NPGA Bd Mtg 4-24-14 MINUTES NPGA Bd Mtg 1-23-14 MINUTES 2014 Third Quarter Financials NPGA Board Terms 4-1-14 NPGA Bd of Dirs Listing 4-1-14 ADVISORY COUNCIL 4-1-14

April 14, 2014 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-4-14-14 cp Exec Comm Mtg MINUTES 4-14-14 cp Exec Comm Mtg. MINUTES 3-10-14 Balance Sheet 2014 Third Qtr P&L 2014 Third Qtr Expenses by Vendor 2014 Third Qtr

July 25, 2013 Board and Annual Meeting

NPGA Qtrly Bd. Mtg 07252013 AGENDA Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes were not distributed NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 07262012 MINUTES NPGA Annual Bd Mtg 07252013 AGENDA Annual Board Meeting Minutes were not distributed Financials-Three Months and Twelve Months Ended June 30,...

March 10, 2014 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-3-10-14 Exec Comm Mtg. MINUTES 3-10-14 Exec Comm Mtg. MINUTES 2-10-14 Balance Sheet Feb 28 2014 PL Jan Feb 14 Expenses by Vendor Jan Feb 14 Cardmember Services Cost BreakdownFinal Budget Revision Grants I and II at March 2014

January 23, 2014 Board Meeting

NPGA Bd. Mtg 1-23-14 AGENDA NPGA Bd Mtg 1-23-14 MINUTES 2013 Oct - Dec Approved Financials Board Presentation January 23, 2014 Final Strategic Plan 2011-16 Northstar Strategic Plan and Work Plan 2012 Programming Breakout by Category FY 2013-14 Specific tactical...

February 10, 2014 Meeting

Exec Comm Mtg AGENDA-2-10-14 Exec Comm Mtg. AMENDED MINUTES 2-10-14 Exec Comm Mtg. MINUTES-1-13-14 MN Problem Gambling Conference Concept Paper

October 14, 2013 Meeting

NPGA Ex Comm101413 Agenda NPGA Ex Comm 101413 Minutes Minutes Sept 9 Balance Sheet 9-30-13 Budget vs Actual 1Q 13 14 PL 1Q 13 14 Vendor Summary 1Q 13 14 Initial Grant Request for Charities money FY 13-14

Christine’s Story

When I was asked to share my story, I didn’t hesitate. I think it’s so important for people to see that everyday, regular people can have a gambling addiction. And by telling my story I hope I can help others and reduce the shame of compulsive gambling. Looking back...

Dianne’s Story

Although Dianne is not a big football fan, she’ll never forget the Monday Night Football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys on January 3, 1983. It was the first major bet her husband, Don, placed on a football game. He bet a whopping $1,500 – an...

Rachel’s Story

The idea of addictive gambling is something I’d never even thought about. I’d always thought gambling was just a fun activity that people enjoyed … sort of a night out and a form of entertainment. I didn’t know what a compulsive gambler was and had no reason to think...

Jim’s Story

I grew up in your average Minnesota small town. We were neither rich nor poor, just like most everyone growing up in that area. My father was sporadically employed as an accountant. However, he was also a big gambler and a big drinker. His addictions affected our...

Jane’s Story

Like many other gambling addicts, I was literally on the brink of suicide before I was ready for change. If I wasn’t gambling, I was drinking. My addiction had taken total control of my life. One night after being in the bar, I came home to find that I just couldn’t...

Sally’s Story

I had my first big win of $500 as a 7-year-old at a church picnic in a small town in Minnesota. I was like a celebrity for a while after that. I chased that feeling for 34 years, becoming very competitive in sports, games, spelling bees and just about everything else....

Helpful Materials

View or download these helpful brochures. Whether to Gamble? When to Gamble? How Much to Gamble? Gambling Among Those in Recovery. About Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance.  

Problem Gambling Can Be Helped

Get help now by visiting: www.GetGamblingHelp.com www.TreatmentDoesWork.com or call 24/7 1-800-333-HOPE. Find more information on gambling help here.

May 13, 2013 Meeting

NPGA Ex Comm 051313 Agenda NPGA Ex Comm 040813 Minutes Cathie's Executive Committee Meeting Update Balance Sheet as of May 13 2013 PL April 2013 Vendor Expense April 2013

May 13, 2013 Meeting

NPGA Ex Comm 051313 Agenda NPGA Ex Comm 040813 Minutes Cathie's Executive Committee Meeting Update Balance Sheet as of May 13 2013 PL April 2013 Vendor Expense April 2013      

April 25, 2013 Board Meeting

NPGA Bd Mtg 042513 Agenda NPGA Bd Mtg 012413 Minutes 2013 Jan - Mar Financial Statements (Northstar) NPGA Bd of Dirs Listing041913 Update NPGA Board Terms 041713 NPGA BYLAWS new final      

April 8, 2013 Meeting

NPGA Ex Comm 040813 Agenda NPGA Ex Comm 040813 Minutes NPGA Ex Comm 021113 Minutes NPGA BYLAWS NPGA ADVISORY COUNCIL NPGA Board Member Terms - 012413 NPGA Election of Officers at Annual Mtgs.              

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month – March 2014

Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance is pleased to participate in National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. This month is designated as a time to encourage nationwide awareness about gambling addiction.
 
Please explore our website for more information about the...

February 11, 2013 Meeting

NPGA Ex Comm 021113 Agenda NPGA Ex Comm 021113 Minutes NPGA Ex Comm 011413 Minutes NPGA Board Member Terms - 012413 Election of Officers at Annual Mtgs      

January 14, 2013 Meeting

NPGA Ex Comm 011413 Agenda NPGA Ex Comm 011413 Minutes NPGA Ex Comm 111212 Minutes Balance Sheet @ Dec 6 2012 P&L for Nov 2012 Expenses by Vendor Nov 2012 FINAL (3) By Laws Changes for Voting October 2012

November 12, 2012 Meeting

No Agenda located NPGA Ex Comm 111212 Minutes NPGA Ex Comm 100812 Minutes Balance Sheet @ Dec 6 2012 PL Nov 2012 Exp by Vendor Nov 2012 FINAL (3) By Laws Changes for Voting October 2012  

October 8, 2012 Meeting

NPGA Ex Comm Mtg 100812 agenda NPGA Ex Comm Mtg 091012 minutes Balance Sheet at Sept 30 2012 P&L for Sept 2012 Expenses by Vendor Sept 2012