Month: October 2019

Fun Fall Activities in the #MNbump

Fall is a special time in the #MNbump and in the upcoming days there is no exception to the activities that are available for kids and adults.  There are several Fundraising Meals, Fall Suppers, Halloween Events and other fun activities to keep us all busy!  Check out the info below and click on the events to take you to the links to the events, if available. Thursday, October 24th Chili and Soup Feed Fundraiser First English Church – 11 am – 1 pm Free Will Donation Friday, October 25th Treat Street – Downtown Ortonville Saturday, October 26th Trunk or Treat Hosted by GWO Main Street – Graceville Free Mini-Photography Session by Gina Lee Photography Saturday, October 26th Boo! and Bingo Party – Big Stone City Library 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, October 26th – 4-H Annual Halloween Carnival at the Fairgrounds 5:30 – 9:30 pm Saturday, October 26th Firemen’s Halloween Dance Sioux Historic – Ortonville  – 9 PM Sunday, October 27th Big Stone City’s Ghouls & Goblins Street 3 PM – 5 PM Wednesday, …

US Senator Tina Smith Visits Ortonville Area Health Services

US Senator Tina Smith visited Ortonville Area Health Services this afternoon to listen and to learn how she can support communities to keep and sustain their health care in the face of a lot of really big challenges.  Her main questions today were:  how do you make it work in your communities, what are your challenges, what are the opportunities and what can she do to help bolster the areas, especially around workforce.  Other health care representatives present joining the discussion were representatives from Appleton Area Health Systems, Johnson Memorial Health Services (Dawson) and Lakewood Health Systems (Staples).  Carrie Bendix from the SW MN Private Industry Council (who also works with the workforce development board for the 14-county area) was also present to talk workforce. There was great discussion shared amongst all in attendance which ended with Carson Ouellette, the Northwest Minnesota Outreach Representative for Sen. Smith, bringing the discussion to a close with “So I hate to cut it short but I do want to get a chance to see the award-winning OB department!”  …