MDA now accepting applications for Noxious Weed/Invasive Plant Grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant. Counties, municipalities, tribal governments, and weed management entities (including weed management areas) may apply for grants to mitigate noxious weeds around the state. Grants for fiscal year 2022 will be funded up to $5,000. The awards…

Breakfast in Luxemburg, Nov. 21

St. Anne’s Christian Women of Luxemburg (St. Wendelin’s Parish) will host their annual fundraiser breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Nov. 21, at Mary Hall. The menu for this breakfast includes all-you-care-to-eat Pep’s pork sausage, ham, pancakes with toppings, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, toast, rolls, juice, milk, and coffee. A craft sale, bake sale, and raffle…

How to handle your Medicare coverage if you move

By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in a new plan? Moving Away Dear Moving, Moving can indeed affect your Medicare benefits depending…

Food allergies

Leanne McCrate, RD, LD, CNSC Dear Readers, Food allergies are on the rise in the United States, and it is estimated that as many as 8% of children suffer from at least one food allergy. A food allergy occurs when your body’s immune system responds to a particular food as harmful and has a reaction.…

Kimball Senior Dining – Oct. 25-29

Pre-registration for congregate meals at St. Anne’s is required one day in advance; call (320) 398-2211 ext. 13 between 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dine-in or take-out. Meals served Monday-Friday at 12 noon. Masks required if not vaccinated. Meals are also available as hot take-out meals Monday-Friday, Meals-on-Wheels Monday-Friday, or frozen meal distribution weekly by appointment. Monday:…

Watkins/EV Senior Dining – Oct. 25-29

Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. For Eden Valley Senior Dining, please call at least one day in advance. Meals are delivered in your home by volunteers. Congregate dining is no longer available in Eden Valley. Please call Mary Lou Niewind at (320) 453-4407 to order Meals on…

Minnesota National Guard prepares to support COVID-19 testing sites

Seventy-five soldiers and air-men from the Minnesota National Guard are preparing to support the state’s COVID-19 response efforts starting Monday, Oct. 13. “The Minnesota National Guard’s motto is ‘Always Ready, Always There’ and demonstrates our commitment to support Minnesota citizens,” said Army Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, Minnesota National Guard’s Adjutant General. “We have supported public…

CentraCare’s message to the community

“There are no beds.” It’s a phrase that has become far too commonplace inside Emergency Departments and hospitals as physicians seek to find higher levels of care for their patients. What does it really mean? We are in a dire situation. As COVID-19 continues to rip through our communities – especially where vaccination rates remain…

Suiting up for weight-loss success

TOPS men tell all, part 2 of 3 Reprinted from TOPS News Magazine with permission Previously, we shared the journey of J. Wayne Holden. This week we share the story of Gunter Niklas and his weight-loss success. The journey At a certain point in life, you realize you’ve got to take this stuff off or…