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ACEs and Resilience What are ACEs? ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences that harm children’s developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later.  They cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, and are at the root of most violence. There are ten ACEs, ranging from...
Let’s Talk Plants! I hope all my gardening friends are enjoying this wonderful growing season.  Thanks to everyone that made it to our Todd County Master Gardener plant sale at the VFW this spring. It was a great fundraiser for our program and a chance to share gardening tips!  Our next event is...
I hope you have been paying more attention to your food labels. One label I recently saw, proudly stated “No high fructose corn syrup” so the product could draw in those concerned about their sugar intake. As I read the ingredients, it clearly had the word “Sucrose” listed. Sure it didn’t contain...
Our Week in Review Well the 4th of July is over and summer is flying by. The progress on the new hospital and assisted living is moving right along and before we know it the snow balls will be flying.   We continue to keep very busy up here on the hill at the care center with the remodeling of the...
The Thursday before the July 4th holiday was the first time in two weeks I had some time to visit with the three Chipmunks. Munk Two asked where I had been and said he was worried about the reduced amount of sunflower seeds. Chip told me it was time for Two to go on a diet anyway. I told them I had...
DNR Water Permits for Livestock Farms Concerned for the availability of freshwater for future domestic consumption, forward thinking state hydrologists are focusing on water permitting for livestock farms across Minnesota. Indicators suggest the withdrawal of water by livestock farms does factor...
Miss Piggy once said “Never eat more than you can lift”. Well after all the back yard BBQs most of us just experienced for the 4th of July holiday, some of you might just be able to say you came pretty close to eating your lift limit. I mean who could blame you. The family BBQs are where the good...
Another nice week and the action continues on the new hospital and assisted living complex providing lots of entertainment for many.  We have several residents that used to work in construction and they, plus others are really enjoying watching the progress. During the week we headed out for a ride...
MnCHOICES is a single, comprehensive assessment and support planning web-based application for long-term services and supports for people with disabilities that may be eligible for services related to Developmental Disabilities, Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals, Community Alternative...
We often hear the term ‘Herbs and Spices’.  But have you ever stopped for a moment to think what the difference is between the two families of food flavor enhancers? Both spices and herbs are parts of plants (fresh or dried) that are used to enhance the flavor of foods. But they’ve also been known...

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