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July 20, 2017
Prescott guard Nick Simon shoots a 3-pointer during warmups for the WIAA Division 3 state semifinal against Lake Mills Thursday, March 16. Simon played football, basketball, and baseball in high school. He was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes in May of his senior year. Jalen Knuteson / RiverTown Multimedia
'The signs were all there': Teen speaks out about diabetes diagnosis
July 20, 2017 - 9:00am
July 12, 2017
American Red Cross collections staff member Cherrelle Simon collects a blood donation from Clint Kraft. Clint says that he gives blood because his wife suffers from a rare disease. Amanda Romney / American Red Cross
Red Cross faces critical blood shortage
July 12, 2017 - 8:08am
July 4, 2017
Randy Calleja, of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, (left) presents a check for $500 to Jackie Waalen, chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer's event. All proceeds for the Walk to End Alzheimer's help families in western Wisconsin counties find resources, support and enhance efforts for research. This donation of $500 for the Walk to End Alzheimer's will be matched by Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation. The hope is for a future free from Alzheimer's. Photo submitted by Jackie Waalen
Matching funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer's
July 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
July 3, 2017
A participant at a Second Wind Dreams Dementia Tour attempts to sort clothes wearing headphones to amplify background noises, glasses to reduce visibility and gloves to simulate the added difficulties associated with aging.
Photo courtesy of Second Wind Dreams
A glimpse into their lives: living with dementia
July 3, 2017 - 7:00am
June 11, 2017
Dr. Ed Ward
Health column: What role will you play?
June 11, 2017 - 8:00pm
June 9, 2017
Camp Avanti receives United Way grant
June 9, 2017 - 11:24pm
June 7, 2017
Twin Cities YMCAs offer summer memberships for youths: Health briefs
June 7, 2017 - 9:31am
May 31, 2017
Twin Cities Unicycle club members say the activity is a great way for riders of all ages to get exercise and meet new people. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
Unicycle club offers exercise and fellowship
May 31, 2017 - 9:00am
May 25, 2017
A cure for procrastination: Surgeon combines diverse background in decision-making framework
May 25, 2017 - 8:00am
May 24, 2017
New Richmond Middle School students pose May 10, 2017, after biking or skateboarding to school. Photo by Tara Burmood
Health briefs: Biking for health in New Richmond; blood donation opportunities
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am
May 17, 2017
Angie Payden shows her 18-month sobriety chip that she received in February 2015. Payden struggled with sobriety for years, but she’s now four years sober. Submitted photo by Angie Payden.
Experience, strength and hope: Fight against alcoholism needs community support
May 17, 2017 - 8:00am
May 11, 2017
Andrea and Chad Hanson of Goodhue, Minn., have been married for nearly 10 years. She was his care assistant following a crash that left him paralyzed. Andrea’s recounting of their love story is featured in “Oola for Women: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World.” Photo courtesy of Andrea Hanson
Writing to inspire: Minnesota love story included in new book
May 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon speaks May 5, 2017, at the office of HOPE Coalition in Red Wing about the state’s Safe at Home address confidentiality program as HOPE Coalition outreach advocate Staci Greenlee listens. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimedia
Minn. Secretary of State touts address confidentiality program
May 11, 2017 - 8:46am
April 25, 2017
Butler-Harmon American Legion Post 80 was recently honored by the Red Cross during a conference on Tuesday, April 4, for collecting 2,500 units of blood since 2007. Pictured are (from left) Post Commander Dennis Hurtis, Red Cross Regional Coordinator Cory Miller, Post 80 member Arnold Tjelta and Honor Guard Commander Chuck Mehls. Absent from the photo is Post 80 Blood Drive Coordinator Stan Ames. Submitted photo.
Post 80 commended for successful bloodmobile operations
April 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
April 24, 2017
Thirty boxes filled with unwanted medication were stacked up and ready to be shipped last week at the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities expected an April 29 Drug Take Back Day event to add to the shipment. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Family Fresh to hold drug take-back event
April 24, 2017 - 3:11pm
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