Suicide bereavement webinar offered

Dec. 1 webinar aimed at agricultural communities affected by suicide The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will offer a free webinar Tuesday, Dec. 1, about suicide bereavement – what happens to people who are touched by another person’s suicide – in rural communities.

Minnesota National Guard ramps up COVID-19 support

More than 200 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard have been activated to support the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. This number was expected to increase to over 400 by the end of last week. The Guardsmen will be focused on three specific areas: supporting nasal swab community testing sites, supporting saliva community testing…

Kimball Senior Dining

Hot meals Seniors can now preorder a hot meal by calling (320) 398-2211, ext. 13, by noon on Tuesdays to order for the NEXT Tuesday’s delivery. Although messages will only be listened to on Tuesdays, messages can be left at any time. December entrées – Dec. 1, omelet; Dec. 8, brat burger on a bun;…

Watkins/EV Senior Dining, Nov. 30-Dec. 4

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…

CentraCare addresses surging COVID-19 cases

In response to the rapidly growing number of COVID-19 patients being admitted to hospitals throughout our region, Centra Care is implementing additional plans to coordinate and consolidate resources to best serve our communities. Starting Monday, Nov. 23, CentraCare–Sauk Centre will primarily care for COVID-positive patients from around the region. The level of care includes patients…

Allina Health implements new visitor restrictions

The safety of Allina Health’s patients, visitors and employees continue to be our top priority. As safety guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to evolve around the coronavirus (COVID-19), so do our policies at Allina Health facilities. As we continue to monitor the…

Assumption Church social hall nears completion
A view Nov. 17 across State Street of the new social hall attached to Assumption Church in Eden Valley shows that it’s nearing completion. It’s a beautiful and large addition that should serve the parish and community well for many years to come. You can see more photos of the progress on the Assumption parish…
MNsure open enrollment runs through Dec. 22

Sign-ups ahead of this time last year Since the start of MNsure’s open enrollment period on Nov. 1, nearly 102,000 Minnesotans have signed up for 2021 private health insurance coverage – approximately 10% more than this time last year. MNsure’s open enrollment period runs until Dec. 22, 2020, a week longer than the federal open…

Four-day Parish Mission

The Christ Our Hope Area Catholic Community presents a four-day Parish Mission featuring Rev. Bill P. Casey CPM, of the Fathers of Mercy at 7 p.m. Dec. 7-10, at the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins. Father Casey is a nationally renowned speaker and a frequent guest on EWTN. See the parish website or Facebook…

Cokato Museum features new online exhibit

The Cokato Museum’s new online exhibit “Movers and Shakers: Celebrating the Women of Cokato” is now open to the public. Tour this interactive exhibit to learn who were some of Cokato’s early women influencers, when Cokato School established its first girls’ basketball team, and how women’s organizations helped shape the community. Enjoy perusing through historical…

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