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Greater Minnesota Credit Union will offer a flu vaccination clinic in Elk River from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. The clinics are open to the public and are being provided by the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency (MVNA). The MNVA will submit claims to patient’s medical insurance company, as long as people ...Read More
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During any given year, one in four adults and one in five children are affected by a mental illness, according to the National Institutes on Mental Health. Despite the common occurrence, only half of those affected get the treatment they need. In effort to get information into the hands of people in...Read More
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The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), the world’s largest autism treatment center that provides state-of-the-art therapy, today announced the launch of Skills Live, a daily webcast that gives everyone access to up-to-the-minute autism news and effective treatment strategies. Skills L...Read More
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Safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medications at no cost by bringing them to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department. There is a drop box located inside Door G of the sheriff’s department at the Sherburne County Government Center, 13880 Business Center Dr., Elk River. The drop...Read More
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Sherburne County Health and Human Services is offering a car seat check-up clinic by appointment only on Sept. 24 from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Elk River Fire Department’s Station 2, 13073 Orono Parkway, Elk River. Child passenger safety specialists will check safety seats for defects, recall listin...Read More
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The YMCA in Elk River is offering a 16-week diabetic prevention program beginning in August. This program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. Classes will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 18. For more information...Read More
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From staff reports Minnesota is no stranger to severe weather, as this summer has shown. Are you ready for when storms hit? Here are some tips from Sherburne County. First, create a plan for you and your family including: •Where will your family gather if a storm is headed your way? •What types ...Read More
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Awareness of illness and healthy swimming behaviors play an important role in stopping the spread of illnesses through recreational water, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). “Germs on and in swimmers’ bodies end up in the water and can make other people sick,” said Dr. Kirk...Read More
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American Heart Association asks both parents, providers to ease up on the sugar by Kimberly Giles Special to the Star News Nothing is sweeter than a smiling, cooing baby or an “I wuv you” hug from a 3-year-old. So why are we trying to sweeten them up? The American Heart Association (AHA) found c...Read More
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