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Western Days Stampede registration opens


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

Registration is now open for the 20th running of the Chatfield Western Days Stampede.

Online registration is available at stampede.zapevent.com. The race will once again offer four-person team competition in addition to individual competition. Distinctive horseshoe trophies will be awarded for top finishers, and race T-shirts will be dri-fit.

The Stampede is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 9 during Western Days. The starting gun for the 10K race will go off at 8 a.m., with the two-mile race at about 9:15 a.m. A free one-mile fun run follows. The registration fee allows a runner to compete in either or both of the 10K and 2-mile races, as an individual and on a team. No registration is necessary for the fun run The races are USATF sanctioned.

Team competition will be open (no age groups) and will be in three classes — male, female and co-ed — in both the 10K and 2-mile races. Each team must have four runners. Each team member runs the full distance of the race (it’s not a relay). The team with the lowest combined time of its four entrants wins.

Runners on a team register as individuals but also indicate their team name on their entry form (all members of a team must spell their team name exactly the same or the computer database won’t recognize them). Entrants will be scored individually and with their team. There is no additional entry fee for the team competition.

“Last year was the first time we offered team competition, and runners liked it,” race director Chris Frye said. “It adds a new twist to the races.”

Individual competition for the Stampede will remain unchanged, with runners competing in the Stampede10K and 2-mile races in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above.

Horseshoe trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in both the 10K and two-mile races, and to the members of each winning team. In addition, medals will go the top three male and female finishers in each of the nine different age groups.

While online registration is preferred, paper registration forms can also be obtained by e-mailing Frye at westerndaysstampede@gmail.com or calling him at 507-696-3500. Forms will also available at Dave’s Barbershop, Sunshine Foods and Studio 223 in Chatfield.

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Second annual Mud/Trail Run hosted by Live Well Winona

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

If you are looking for your next challenge and really don’t mind getting a little dirty, this course is for you. Registration is now open for the “individual wave” of the mud/trail run. This event takes place on September 6 at 10:30 a.m. ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 35 units

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 15, 2014, succeeded in collecting 35 units of blood. This number was achieved by two donors giving two units, as there were only 34 donors who presented, and two first-time participants. Congratulations to the ..... 
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The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

Thu, Jul 17th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross bloo ..... 
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Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awarded grant through the Blue Cross Foundation

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

OWATONNA, Minn. - Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) received a $100,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to help more children be better prepared for kindergarten in Martin, Faribault, Fillmore and Hous ..... 
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A quarter million Minnesotans enrolled through MNsure Total enrollment now stands at 251,592

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn.— MNsure announced more than a quarter of a million Minnesotans are now enrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace. To date, 251,592 Minnesotans have enrolled through ..... 
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Report finds low health care spending growth in 2012 Third lowest rate of increase since mid-1990s

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Health care spending in Minnesota increased by 4 percent to $39.8 billion from 2011 to 2012, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The report includes the most recent Minnesota spending data and looks at ..... 
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Help the American Red Cross prevent a summer shortage

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed. The Red Cross is see ..... 
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WMC Mabel Clinic open house July 11

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Providers and staff of the WMC Mabel Clinic invite the public to attend an Open House on Friday, July 11 from 12 noon - 3 p.m. The open house is a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the clinic expansion. There will be giveaways, the first 5 ..... 
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