The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians wants you to tell us why your family physician should be named 2013 Minnesota Family Physician of the Year. This award is presented annually to a doctor who specializes in family medicine. This doctor should represent the highest ideals of the specialty. Dr. Andrew Burgdorf of Buffalo, Minn., was honored in 2012. Nominations will
When I told my family I was moving to Minnesota four years ago, they asked me, “Why? Don’t you know how cold it is there?” They asked me that in August shortly before I had planned to move here for work. I had been to Minnesota prior to moving but only during the summer. While I had heard winters were
Minnesota agricultural producers can now apply for grants to implement value-added projects to their operations. A total of $700,000 in funding was made available through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program, established by the legislature to advance Minnesota’s agricultural and renewable-energy industries. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will distribute the funds through its AGRI Value Added Grant Program which
For years doctors have told people to stick to a low-salt diet. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, our waters should follow the same advice. When snow and ice start to accumulate on Minnesota roads, parking lots and sidewalks, one of the more common reactions is to apply salt, which contains chloride, a water pollutant. When snow and ice
The community is invited to experience the Christmas story in a new way, by attending the 6th annual “Christmas in the Barn” service. Last year there was record attendance with more than 400 people, so a second service will be added this year. Please join us at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 or 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 at the
All of December, maximize your food-shelf donations. Any checks received by the Salvation Army of St. Cloud made out to “Food Shelf Charity Challenge” will be matched by the Norm Skalicky Foundation up to $20,000. Also, many times and locations are still available for volunteer bell-ringing. To reserve your spot and location, please call Brenda at 252-4552.
Volunteers are needed to help with snow shoveling and other outdoor chores to help people remain independent in their homes. Responsibilities include volunteer orientation, snow removal services, be respectful of the care receiver’s home and aware of safety procedures. Volunteers must maintain client confidentiality. Contact Cherise Robb, Great River Area Faith in Action volunteer coordinator, at (320) 258-8678.