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Fillmore County Turkey Day Run celebrates fifth year


Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

What are you doing on the morning of Thanksgiving Day? There will be a select few who will wake up around 7 a.m. and mentally prepare themselves to run 10.3 miles from Lanesboro to Preston on the Root River State Trail.

This tradition has evolved over the past five years to attract upwards of 60 runners, near and far, and all for a good cause. There is no fee to participate. All runners are simply asked to make a donation to the Fillmore County Food Shelf at registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The Fillmore County Turkey Day Run will start at 8 a.m., and all runners need to be aware that there is no transportation back to Lanesboro following the conclusion of the run in Preston. So, all runners will need to make transportation arrangements.

The average person consumes between 2,400 and 4,500 calories during their Thanksgiving Day feast, according to columnist Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times. So, the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run presents an opportunity to burn upwards of 2,000 calories before you consume over 2,500 calories, making your Thanksgiving Day a little more balanced.

Official Fillmore County Turkey Day Run long-sleeved shirts are available for purchase. Just look for the advertisement in today’s issue of the Fillmore County Journal. Or, if you have any questions, please call Jason Sethre at 507-251-5297.

This year, there is a special award for the first place finisher of the Fillmore County Turkey Day Run. Check out the official Facebook page for details.

Red Cross offers tips for a safe, yet spooky Halloween

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ROCHESTER, Minn. — With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when donning costumes and going out to Trick-or-Treat. Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, cos ..... 
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Gundersen Health System offers tips for a healthy and safe Halloween

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Halloween is an exciting holiday for children, but since it’s high season for candy, it can also be an frustrating time for parents who encourage kids to eat healthy foods and make sweets a limited part of a balanced and nutritious diet. Valerie ..... 
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Red Cross invites eligible donors to give blood in honor of military members, veterans

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Veterans Day is November 11, and the American Red Cross invites eligible donors to schedule an appointment to give blood in November in honor of those who have served the country in the U.S. armed forces. Blood donated through ..... 
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Senior nutrition programs celebrate 40 years!

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Across Minnesota, Senior Nutrition Programs - often referred to as “Senior Dining” and “Meals on Wheels” - are celebrating their 40th year of service in the state. In July of 1973, the Governor’s Citizen’s Action Council on Aging award ..... 
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American Red Cross invites Americans to give something this holiday season

Fri, Oct 18th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The American Red Cross kicks off its annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program on Monday and invites Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes for those who serve our country, vets and their families by sending holiday card ..... 
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Root River Trail user alert

Thu, Oct 17th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Beginning Oct. 17 and ending in mid-December bridge repair will be taking place on two trail bridges between Lanesboro and Fountain. For the most part the work will be taking place underneath the deck so interruptions for trail users will be few. Wa ..... 
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A cancer story: Striving for normalcy

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

To Karla Strom, “A normal day is a good day.” These normal days are now appreciated much more since a discovery of breast cancer from a routine mammogram around February 28, 2013. Strom had no real symptoms and did not suspect that she would be ..... 
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Red Cross recomends increased iron intake prior to blood donation

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Many people can donate blood, but even healthy donors are sometimes temporarily deferred due to low hemoglobin levels. The American Red Cross recommends eligible blood donors eat a well-balanced diet with extra iron-rich foods pr ..... 
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