Top 10 donation facts

Nationwide there are nearly 115,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and nearly 3,500 of those waiting are right here in our community. The gift of organ, eye and tissue donation has the power to save and heal lives. It’s a generous a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Awareness through PSC Partners Seeking a Cure

My birthday, liver transplant anniversary and Rare Disease Day


Julianne Vasichek (l. to r.), Teresa Hoff and Lindsey Conroy—three women who all had primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and had liver transplants at Mayo Clinic. They attended an organ donation awareness event in Rochester on April 9. Submitted pho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesotans embrace new organ, eye and tissue donor registration option

LifeSource, the nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have completed the first year of successfully integrating organ, eye and tissue don… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

IMPROVING WELLNESS THROUGH LIFESTYLE MEASURES

A heart disease survivor and a Zumbro 50-Mile Endurance Run


Conditions were brutal for the hilly trail run with bitter winds and driving snow as seen in this picture.EDITOR’S NOTE: Shane Johnson competed in the Zumbro 50-Mile Endurance Run at Zumbro River Bottoms Management Area near Theilman, MN on Saturday,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Range Engineering recognized as emerging world leader in education

 VIRGINIA – Iron Range Engineering (IRE) has been recognized as one of the top 10 emerging world leaders in engineering education through the recent publication of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research study. Located on the Mesabi Ran… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

RRCC announces pre-nursing program scholarships

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Rainy River Community College (RRCC) announced that the two recipients of $2,500 Workforce Development Scholarships for pre-nursing funded by the Minnesota Legislature are Kyla MacKenzie of International Falls and Emily Baker of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Alzheimer’s disease: Our personal (first-hand) perspective



HIBBING – I miss my mom. Mom hasn’t passed away, but she is not herself any longer. You see, Mom has Alzheimer’s disease. It is hard to say when my siblings and I noticed the changes. This was a woman who liked to read and was a math whiz. She could … Please register for a free account or log […]

Country home is a comfortable setting for adult foster care



Shannon is shown in her spacious kitchen where many meals have been prepared over the years. Photos by Kirsten Reichel.COOK – A country house located in the outskirts of Cook is not only the home of Dave and Shannon Martin but a place for adults that… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

American Humane tips to avoid dog bites

 Every year more than 4.5 million Americans, more than half of them children, are bitten by dogs. As part of the National Dog Bite Prevention Week® Coalition, American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, encourages adults t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Is the snowbird or sunbird life for you? Prepare before you go

As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. In the case of snowbirds and sunbirds—affectionate nicknames for traveling retirees— this is definitely true. Snowbirds are residents of northern states who flock to the south to escape harsh win… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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