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RINTek brings cyclists to region


Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Rushford Institute of Nanotechnology (RINTek) is hosting an exhilarating new bike tour, Saturday, June 12th, in Rushford. In this inaugural year, organizers expect to have an estimated 50-100 registered participants in the event, designed for bicyclists of all levels. Dubbed "the ultimate bicycling experience in scenic bluff country," the trek features five routes:

• Vinegar Hill Vendetta, the most challenging route, is 50 miles of beautiful, country road riding.

• WWW Loop, another 50-mile distance, is similar to the Vendetta with the exception of a final Root River State Trail stretch.

• Ridge Runner is a 25-mile combination of winding country roads and "top-of-the-world" ridge riding.

• Scenic Byway Ramble, least challenging of the distance tours, will take riders along scenic Highway 16 with a return trip on the Root River State Trail.

• Pleasure Tour allows participants to plan their own tour on the Root River Trail, east or west of Rushford, however they desire.

Participants can register right up to the day of the event. Registration includes two meal vouchers, refreshments along routes (with the exception of the Pleasure Tour), Sag Wagon availability for the 25 and 50 mile routes, and admittance to the state-of-the-art bike exhibition and nanotechnology demonstrations.

Vendors at the demonstrations include regional bike vendors, showcasing applications in the bicycle and sporting goods industry, including a sample of a bike manufactured with nanotechnology-based carbon fiber frame; Rushford Hypersonic, manufacturers of the ultra high-performance HPPD drill bit; Rushford NanoElectrical Chemistry Company, manufacturers of economical, custom-designed nano structures used in biomedicine; a demonstration by Young Robotics; and Rushford-Peterson Schools featuring the district's high-school level nanotechnology curriculum. Host RINTek will share information about educating and facilitating nanotechnology in the rural areas. Event co-sponsor, Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical, will also be on hand to provide information regarding their introductory Nanoscience education, which is available through a National Science Foundation grant.

The cost of the event is $28 per adult and $18 per child ages 5-12. Children under age 5 are free. A parental supervision or signed waiver is required for children under age 18. Check-in and departure will be from R-P High Scho .....
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Be a lifesaver this summer by donating blood through the American Red Cross

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Blood donations often decline during the summer due to donors being on vacation or busy with summer activities, while the need for blood remains constant. Approximately every two seconds a patient needs a blood transfusion in the United States. This ..... 
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HHS Awards More Than $2.4 Million in Recovery Act Funds in Minnesota to Expand the Use of Health Information Technology

Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a $2,452,568 Million grant to an organization in Minnesota to help networks of health centers adopt electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (HIT) systems. The funds are p ..... 
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Health care spending in Minnesota rose to $35 billion in 2008

Wed, Jun 2nd, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Health care spending in Minnesota rose from $33 billion in 2007 to $35 billion in 2008, according to a new report by the Health Economics Program at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The report projects that health care spending in the state ..... 
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Co-ed softball in Preston

Fri, May 28th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Sally Gibson has gathered enough interest to form four co-ed softball teams playing at the Preston softball fields every Sunday starting at 6:00 p.m.

The league will begin regular double-headers on Sunday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. For more inform ..... 
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E. coli illnesses traced to raw milk from Gibbon dairy farm

Wed, May 26th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

State health officials have linked three cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness with raw milk from a dairy farm in Gibbon, Minn. The Minnesota Department of Health urges anyone who may have recently purchased milk from the Hartmann Dairy Farm, also known a ..... 
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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO RIDE IN THE NANOTEK TREK BIKE EVENT!

Tue, May 25th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Bicyclists from Wisconsin and Minnesotwill set out to tackle the hills and valleys of Rushford, MN

Rushford, MN: JUNE 12, 2010 - www.rintek.org - that's where you'll find all the information you need to get on the Nanotek Trek in beautiful Rus ..... 
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Health Department releases annual report of drinking water in Minnesota

Tue, May 25th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Results of regular monitoring reveal little evidence of contamination problems in Minnesota's 964 community water supply systems, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

Minnesota's public water supply systems are tested on a r ..... 
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Red Cross Survey Finds More than Two-thirds of Americans Experience a Summer Emergency

Tue, May 25th, 2010
Posted in Health & Wellness

Rochester, MN, May 25, 2010 - A new Red Cross survey shows that 68 percent of Americans have been involved in some kind of summer emergency, ranging from insect bites, heat stroke and broken bones to more life-threatening situations. One in every fou ..... 
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