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Have you ever had a CT scan or lab test that you didn’t think was needed – or wanted antibiotics for a possible sinus infection, but your health care provider wouldn’t give you one? Next time, ask why. CentraCare Health has joined a national effort that encourages health care providers and patients to talk about [...]

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Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Application acceptance deadline for FY 2015 in Minnesota for EQIP is: • Nov. 14, 2014 • Dec. 19, [...]

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CentraCare Clinic’s family medicine providers are transitioning the care of their patients who are hospitalized at St. Cloud Hospital to the care of the hospitalist team beginning Sept. 15. This change in practice should increase the family medicine providers’ availability to see patients in the clinic because they no longer will need to spend time [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Thousands of hunters fanned out across Minnesota on Saturday, Oct. 18 with the opening of pheasant season. With the firearms deer season approaching as well, hunters are being reminded not only about gun safety, but also to be heart smart. Dr. Arashk Motiei is a cardiologist with the Mayo [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection October is National Farm to School Month and in Minnesota, it’s an event being celebrated in an ever-growing number of school districts, in every corner of the state. The Farm to School program links school districts with nearby farms, to open new markets for those growers and get more [...]

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By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension It seems we’ve been thinking about all things fall lately. From harvesting crops to pasture prep to animal care, there’s always something to be done when the leaves start changing. Let’s add something else to the list — manure. Any livestock producer can tell you what an asset [...]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent A small town Minnesota family will be featured on the “Family Feud” Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m on the WUCW Network (CW23). Five cousins who are the grandchildren of Mike and Rosie Gruber of Belgrade, have completed their lifetime dream of being contestants on the game show. After a trove [...]

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By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension One of the most common topics for questions I get at the office is cropland rental. Renting farmland is common for many farmers seeking land, and the value of land causes many landowners to hold on to it, even after their own farming days are over. I can’t [...]

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