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Service Dog classes continue at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center


With a dedicated group of inmate trainers, head trainer Cheri Hagen and community volunteers, service dog training classes are underway at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River. The puppies include, from left to right, Baylee, Bella, Sophi, Cooper and Madison. The department’s program at HMCC has graduated four trained service dogs since the program began in 2009. All have been placed with wounded veterans.