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Eat for Equity feast coming to Lanesboro


Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Laura Kemp Nethercut spoke at last year’s Eat for Equity dinner. Photo submitted

By Lori Slindee

Eat for Equity, Lanesboro Local, and the Lanesboro Arts Center are coming together for a delightful evening of food and celebration. Eat for Equity is returning on Saturday, February 16 to put on a delicious dinner, locally grown and prepared by volunteers as a celebration of the of the abundance and nourishment of Southeastern Minnesota foods. The event will benefit Lanesboro Local’s efforts to strengthen our rural communities as we connect local growers, producers and artisans with local buyers. The Lanesboro Local non-profit group has successfully connected over a hundred producers from all over the region to local and visiting buyers through their Marketplace in downtown Lanesboro, across the street from the theaters.

The Eat for Equity Dinner will be hosted by Peggy Hanson and Frank Wright in their home at 500 Calhoun Avenue South in Lanesboro. Starting at 5:30 with appetizers and drinks, a buffet dinner will be served at 6:15 and will be followed by dessert. The menu has been planned based on local food donations. It includes Pastured Poultry Pot Pie, Salad with Black Walnuts, Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Pea Shoots, Roasted Maple Butternut Squash, Handmade Cornmeal Bread, and for dessert—Pavlova with Wold’s Strawberries and Kappers’ Whipped Cream.

Tickets are not required. Suggested donation is $25, or more as generosity suits you. Bring your Valentine. Bring your friends. Call the Marketplace for more information at 507-467-2944 or stop in during winter hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-5.

What is Eat for Equity? Eat for Equity is a national organization led by former locals, Emily Torgrimson and Laura Nethercut, which was founded on the belief that much good can be done when people come together to share good food for a worthy cause. Their motto is “Eat, drink, do good and be merry!” Events are cropping up all over America as this simple idea is spreading.

The same evening at 7:30 Butch Thompson will be performing jazz and ragtime on the piano at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro. Tickets are $15/ $12 for Lanesboro Arts Council members. Tickets are available in advance at the Lanesboro Art Center or at the door. Butch Thompson is widely known for his long term stint as house pianist for Garrison Keillor on public radio’s “Prairie Home Companion.”

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Radioactive gas is persistent health risk in Minnesota

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

Every hour, one person in the US dies from radon-related lung cancer. It is the largest environmental cancer risk and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable. Fillmore County Public Health a ..... 
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Gundersen Lutheran sets up flu information line

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Given the increase in the number of people affected with the flu, Gundersen Lutheran has a set up a special hotline for information on the flu. The number for the Influenza Information Line is (608) 775-0364 or toll-free at (800) 362-9567, ext. 50 ..... 
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Spring Valley Senior Living offers free blood pressure screening

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Health & Wellness

Pictured: Spring Valley Senior Living home health nurse, Alyssa Christianson, takes Bernice Ostern’s blood pressure. Blood pressure screenings are offered free to area community members at Spring Valley Senior Living on the second Thursday of the ..... 
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Minnesota traffic deaths up in 2012

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

ST. PAUL — For the first time in five years, the number of traffic deaths increased in Minnesota as 378 people were killed in 2012, according to preliminary reports from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. In 2011, 368 ..... 
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“Help Our Neighbors” helps senior citizens in the their homes

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Health & Wellness

An organization called Help Our Neighbors can be the key to helping Senior Citizens stay in their homes and active in the community by providing services they need to stay independent. The services that the Help Our Neighbors organization assists wi ..... 
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Harmony Blood drive collects 40 units

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 11, 2012, succeeded in collecting 40 units of blood. There were 44 donors that presented and three first-time participants. Congratulations to these four donors who reached the following milestones: Jill ..... 
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Shape up Fillmore County

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

New owner Melinda Lutes will take over ownership of Coffee Street Fitness and Dance in Lanesboro, Minn. on January 1, 2013, just in time to help everyone in Fillmore County with their New Year’s resolutions. Melinda is very excited about her new ..... 
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A ribbon cutting

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

A ribbon cutting and open house was held at Traditions of Preston on Friday, December 7, and members of the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce were there to help celebrate. Front row from left to right are Scott Springer, resident Violet Olson, Andrea ..... 
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