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Red Cross urges blood donations to maintain summer blood supply


Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Features

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

With more summer days ahead, every blood donation is important in helping ensure blood is available for patients in need, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those who need it. Donors of all blood types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – are needed to help ensure blood products are available to hospital patients this summer.

Upcoming blood donation opportunity:

Chatfield: August 11, 2015: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 124 Winona East St.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American

Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Fillmore County resident is a lottery winner

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in All Features

ROSEVILLE, MN. – Congratulations to Raymond Schroeder Jr. of Spring Valley. Schroeder won $5,000 by playing the Lottery’s High Stakes Lakes scratch game. Schroeder claimed the prize on July 21, 2015. The winning ticket was purchased at Kwik Trip ..... 
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Wykoff News

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Wykoff Features

By Donna Erdman Wykoff will have a vendor for the farmers market at the pavilion at the Wykoff Community Center starting July 25 from 8:30-10 a.m. The vendor will come every other Saturday. Other vendors are welcome. Plan to stop for locally grown ..... 
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Search for Miss Teen Fillmore County announced

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Features

If you are single, never been married between the ages of 13 to 18 years, applications are being accepted for the title of 2016 Miss Teen Fillmore County! Miss Teen Fillmore County will represent her county at the Miss Teen Minnesota pageant, which ..... 
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The PIEMAN passes his apron

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

The beginning While Joe Gosi knew there would come a day when he would no longer bake another pie for thousands of pie enthusiasts, he couldn’t have imagined what it would feel like to hand over his baby to another pie maker -- until he met Dane ..... 
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Willford family named Grand Marshals

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Buffalo Bill Days Committee has named the Grand Marshals for the 2015 Buffalo Bill Days parade. Jon and Barb Willford, along with their son, Mike, his wife, Laura, and their children, Holdyn, 8, and Prailey, 5, will be riding through the stree ..... 
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Your opportunity to visit the Houston overlook sign

By David Bau

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in All Features

Ever want to go up to see the huge stone “HOUSTON” sign on the hill north of Houston, Minn. but didn’t know who to call or how to get there? Here’s your chance! All landowners and renters involved have granted the public permission to visit ..... 
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Harmony Community Chest campaign helps local organizations

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

The 2015 Harmony Community Chest Drive will start its solicitation campaign In August this year. We will be using the same approach as in recent years. This entails solicitation letters and envelopes being sent out with Harmony’s utility bills. Ho ..... 
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Harmony filled with fun on the 4th

Mon, Jul 13th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

The City of Harmony knows how to throw a party, which is the reason the city was filled with people from July 3 - 5, 2015. Each year the town has three days of fun-filled action and activities for its 4th of July celebration and this year was no ex ..... 
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