Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross.

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Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction  recognizing LRH’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by emp…

Live acoustic music by Ty Stortroen will set the stage for a special self-care workshop hosted by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) for their Living Well education series next month. The session will be held at the Fergus Falls Public Library community room beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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It’s that time of year again. . . flu season.  The Minnesota Department of Health recommends, for best protection, to get your flu vaccine in early fall before flu season starts. However, you can still get the vaccine anytime during flu season which is typically October through April. Jessica Metzger, a public health nurse with […]

Natalie Knutson, wellness director and Jason Bergstrand, PartnerSHIP4Health, will be the featured speakers for the November Living Well Education Series session sponsored by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH). The session will be held at the Fergus Falls Public Library community room beginning at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Knutson and Bergstrand are co-leaders of the […]

More than 1,600 Minnesotans have lost Medicaid coverage after they failed to turn in a form required by a new federal rule. The form is designed to help states make sure that certain people — including the elderly and people with disabilities — meet the income requirements of the Medicaid program. The people were given […]

United Way’s Women United hosted their third annual “Conversations That Matter” event at Grace United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Their first event in 2017 focused on human trafficking in the area and last year’s topic was opioid addiction. This year’s subject was just as imperative with a focus on childhood and adolescent mental health with […]

Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a free educational grief-support program for adults in Pelican Rapids titled “Tear Soup: A Time of Gathering for Grieving Hearts.” During this session, attendees will view the “Tear Soup” video and participate in sharing stories and discussion about grief, holidays, healthy ways of coping and keeping memories […]



The Foster Hope Run (formerly known as the Turkey Trot) will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at Kennedy Secondary School. The race features a 1-mile run at 8:30 a.m. and a 5K at 9 a.m. In honor of its 10th year benefiting children in the region, the Viking Café will be serving breakfast (free-will offering) […]

Pedal Fergus Falls is excited to celebrate Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, Oct. 5. Festivities will be held at the new bike trail in Ferber Park off Highway 111 just past Calvary Church. Many groups, including Pedal Fergus Falls, the city of Fergus Falls, Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa and the Minnesota […]