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Public Safety Director Pete Koerner addresses the Cottage Grove City Council, flanked by CG firefighters.

CG City Council recognizes part-time retiring firefighters

The Cottage Grove City Council honored eight retiring part-time firefighters at the Feb. 7 regular meeting. Ranging in years of service from 5 to 17.5 years, Mike McCoy, Ryan Sundell, Tony Rich, Alex …

CG native injured in Sunday shooting at Burnsville

A Cottage Grove native and member of the Burnsville Police Department was among police and EMTs shot in a domestic incident Sunday, Feb. 18 at Burnsville. Sergeant Adam Medlicott with the Burnsville …

The Hastings State of the Community was held, featuring addresses from United Hospital-Hastings Regina Campus, Hastings ISD #200 and the City of Hastings. Pictured are (from left) Hastings Mayor Mary Fasbender, Allina United Health Hospital – Hastings Regina Campus President Jill Ostrem, Hastings Schools Superintendent Dr. Tamara Champa and Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau President Kristy Barse.

The Hastings community is in good hands

The Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau works hard to bridge community institutions and provide vital information. Its annual State of the Community Luncheon gave business leaders …

Sheldon Theater Brass Band to Perform In Hastings

  You’ve likely heard of - or been to a performance at - the Sheldon Theater in Red Wing, but did you know that it is home to a resident performing ensemble called The Sheldon Theater …

Keri Schreiner

Schreiner elected to WEDA Board of Directors

MADISON –The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) has elected Keri Schreiner to its Board of Directors. Schreiner currently serves as the Economic Development Manager for the City …

Wisconsin Bankers Association announces 50- and 60-year club inductees

The Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) commends eight individuals on joining its 50-Year Club and two individuals on joining its 60-Year Club. These awards recognize exceptional dedication to …

Mary K. Brown, 38, Durand, appeared in Pierce County Circuit Court Tuesday, Dec. 6, where she was ordered to post a $150,000 signature bond on charges related to her amputation of a patient’s foot at Spring Valley Health Care Center.

Nurse pleads not guilty to foot amputation charges

A former Spring Valley Health Care Center nurse accused of amputating a 62-year-old hospice patient’s necrotic foot without permission pleaded not guilty to three felony charges at a Feb. 16 arraignment hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court.

Why is the Cheese Curd Festival in East End?

The Journal asked the Cheese Curd Festival Committee, which falls under the umbrella of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, to tell us why the CCF is in East End. The committee is in charge of planning and executing the wildly popular June festival. The village itself only issues the permits and licenses that allow the festival to take place.
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Making the moral of the story stick − a media psychologist explains the research behind ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Arthur’ and other children’s TV

To adult viewers, educational media content for children, such as “Sesame Street” or “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” may seem rather simplistic. The pacing is slow, key themes are often repeated and the visual aspects tend to be plain.…

How Medicare Advantage addresses the social drivers of health

(BPT) - As a health care navigator at UnitedHealthcare, John wears many hats. Some days are spent helping members locate physicians in their area or better understanding their benefits, while others …

Travel nurses: What they do and how to become one

Study.com researched ways people can prepare for a career in travel nursing, including skills beyond that of a typical RN.

These 10 states have issued the most speeding tickets

Insurify turned to its database of more than 97 million quotes from partner companies to determine which states had the speediest drivers.

6 Tips to Maintain Your Skin's Health

(Family Features) As the body's largest organ, your skin protects you from bacteria, viruses and other environmental hazards, including pollution, ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and more.

The US airlines most likely to leave on time in the last year

Airalo used data from the Department of Transportation's Office of Aviation Consumer Protection to compile a list of the most on-time national airlines.