What’s Happening in your Community

Get the latest on what’s happening in your community, including classes and events, news and social media.

Classes & Events


One-day Childbirth Prep

Prenatal & Parenting

Menomonie, WI
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Springfield 5K Fun Run Walk

Fitness & Weight Management

Springfield, MN
7 a.m. registration; 8 a.m. run; 8:05 a.m. walk
Osseo, WI
12-1 p.m.
Albert Lea, MN
6:30 p.m.
Cannon Falls, MN
10:30 to noon

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Albert Lea, MN
6 p.m.

Therapeutic Chair Yoga

Community Education

Cannon Falls, MN
Mondays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Mankato, MN
2 p.m. (third Monday of the month meets at 5 p.m.)

Music and Movement

Youth Programs

Bloomer, WI
10:15-10:45 a.m.

Aqua Zumba

Fitness & Weight Management

Menomonie, WI
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Prenatal & Parenting

Eau Claire, WI
6-7 p.m.
Menomonie, WI
6-7 p.m.

From The Blog


Checklist to a healthy heart

Do you know the state of your heart health? Use this checklist to find out what's good and what's not so good.

June 21, 2018

Why should I test for a penicillin allergy?

Do you have a penicillin allergy? If you were identified as having the allergy over 10 years ago, you may want to be tested again.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor June 20, 2018

Headache medication: Get the facts

Concerned about taking prescription medications for your frequent headaches? Get the facts for relief.

Angela Oldenberg, N.P. By Angela Oldenberg June 18, 2018

Is there a simple treatment for varicose veins?

Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue. Learn about minimally invasive treatment options that can ease pain and discomfort while improving the look of your legs.

Tim Berkseth, M.D. By Timothy Berkseth June 15, 2018

4 safety tips for summer festivals

Do your summer plans include a music festival? Check out these tips so your experience doesn't end on a sour note.

June 14, 2018

Calorie counts: New menu labeling rule in effect

Having trouble figuring out which menu item is the healthiest option? Learn how new menu labeling rule can help.

Shirley Shelley, R.D. By Shirley Shelley June 13, 2018

The wonders of watermelon

Watermelon is a staple at many summertime picnics and gatherings around the country. While most people agree watermelon tastes good, a majority are unaware of the many health benefits this wonderful fruit contains.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen June 12, 2018

Mike eats veggies

Mike Hesch eats carrots. And Brussels sprouts. And sweet potatoes. In fact, Mike is very eloquent about his newfound love for vegetables. Eating well is just one of the elements of Mike’s healthy lifestyle, which involves a three-pronged approach: nutrition, exercise and stress reduction.

June 12, 2018

Recovery slogans: More than a catchy phrase

Packing a world of wisdom, recovery slogans are easy to remember when you need to use them.

June 12, 2018

Hip, hip hooray: Dual hip replacement keeps Mike Omtvedt on the move

Mike Omtvedt wasn't about to let hip replacement slow him down. He took a trip to the Holy Land just two months after having both hips replaced using a new anterior approach.

June 11, 2018

Second chance: A new beginning after years of addiction

It was an ordinary trip for Randy Gruhlke to the store to fix his cellphone, when the clerk smelled his breath and was concerned by his behavior.

June 11, 2018

What's up with Wabi?

There is something special about Camp Wabi, a camp designed specifically to help young people struggling with weight. Campers and counselors share what's up with Wabi.

June 8, 2018

In The News

Organ donation efforts recognized in Eau Claire

The University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation presented three awards.

June 13, 2018
Hometown family medicine provider joins Waseca

Abby Bartz, nurse practitioner, is the newest member of the family medicine team in Waseca.

June 7, 2018
Cooling cot donated to Family Birth Center to help grieving parents

The cot is a cooling system for stillborn babies, which allows families more time with their baby to help them cope with their loss.

June 7, 2018
Springfield invites community to 2018 Fun Run/Walk

Join Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield for its Fun Run/Walk during Springfield Riverside Days Saturday, June 23.

June 6, 2018
New health care delivery model at Adams clinic

Community open house scheduled for June 26, 4-6 p.m.

June 6, 2018
Grants awarded to nonprofits in northwest Wisconsin

Nonprofit recipients recently named to receive a total of $205,000 from the Hometown Health Grant Program will use funds to improve the health of communities in the region.

June 6, 2018
Early-morning OB-GYN appointments offered in Albert Lea

Beginning June 12, Jodi Schulz, M.D., will see patients starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

May 31, 2018
Appointments no longer needed for Urgent Care in Eau Claire

Patients now have improved access to same-day care.

May 30, 2018
Springfield awards six scholarships to area students

Six scholarships were awarded to area high school students who plan to pursue post-secondary health care degrees and current post-secondary students from the area.

May 23, 2018
St. James awards scholarships to area students

Six scholarships awarded to area students who plan to pursue post-secondary health care degrees.

May 22, 2018
Scholarships awarded to northwest Wisconsin high school students

Graduating seniors received $500 scholarships to pursue a degree in the medical field.

May 22, 2018
Ongoing discussions regarding a fitness partnership in New Prague

New Prague Area Schools (NPAS), the City of New Prague and Mayo Clinic Health System are in ongoing discussions regarding a fitness partnership in New Prague.

May 10, 2018


go to Twitter