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Summer is flying by with lots of rain but we keep busy and are able to get out and enjoy the weather in between the showers. We had snacks on the patio and were treated to some button box accordion music by Joe. Tony and Tom were up to play for the July Birthday Party and later in the day Deb K....
The Todd County Historical Society met on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. in our building at the fairgrounds. The meeting was called to order by President Gary Stracek with the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made to approve the June minutes as read. Motion Carried. There was no Treasurer’s report. De...
After years of dreaming, planning and working hard to make the new medical campus a reality, the CentraCare Health Foundation – Long Prairie Capital Campaign Committee enjoyed their first visit to the construction site. On Wednesday, July 13, Tom Sellnow, Sally Hanson, Rodger Bense, Bob Klick, Pat...
ACEs and Resilience What are ACEs? ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that harm children’s developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later.  They cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence. There are ten ACEs, ranging from...
Let’s Talk Plants! I hope all my gardening friends are enjoying this wonderful growing season.  Thanks to everyone that made it to our Todd County Master Gardener plant sale at the VFW this spring. It was a great fundraiser for our program and a chance to share gardening tips!  Our next event is...
I hope you have been paying more attention to your food labels. One label I recently saw, proudly stated “No high fructose corn syrup” so the product could draw in those concerned about their sugar intake. As I read the ingredients, it clearly had the word “Sucrose” listed. Sure it didn’t contain...
Our Week in Review Well the 4th of July is over and summer is flying by. The progress on the new hospital and assisted living is moving right along and before we know it the snow balls will be flying.   We continue to keep very busy up here on the hill at the care center with the remodeling of the...
The Thursday before the July 4th holiday was the first time in two weeks I had some time to visit with the three Chipmunks. Munk Two asked where I had been and said he was worried about the reduced amount of sunflower seeds. Chip told me it was time for Two to go on a diet anyway. I told them I had...
DNR Water Permits for Livestock Farms Concerned for the availability of freshwater for future domestic consumption, forward thinking state hydrologists are focusing on water permitting for livestock farms across Minnesota. Indicators suggest the withdrawal of water by livestock farms does factor...
Miss Piggy once said “Never eat more than you can lift”. Well after all the back yard BBQs most of us just experienced for the 4th of July holiday, some of you might just be able to say you came pretty close to eating your lift limit. I mean who could blame you. The family BBQs are where the good...

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