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STILLWATER, Minn. — It is around this time of year that Dr. William Manzel starts seeing a sizable increase in the number of patients with suspected Lyme disease. May and June typically mark the uptick in Lyme disease cases, since that's when the small nymph stage of the tick is prevalent. "You could stay inside all summer, but that's not really feasible," said Manzel, a family medicine doctor with Stillwater Medical Group. "I recommend covering up with pants and sleeves and wearing bug spray and repellent.
Minnesota Miracle? Hardly. Minnesota Nice? Not a chance. Minnesota Mud? That's more like it right now since our state government is mired in it. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and Republican leaders who control both legislative chambers fought bitterly over their respective budget proposals before reaching a deal (of sorts) on a $46 billion two-year budget that will take effect in July.
ZUMBROTA — Wylie and the Wild West will play "cowboy music" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the State Theatre. Wylie Gustafson, a Montana native, is a singer/songwriter who says he lives the songs he writes. With three decades of writing, recording and performing under his belt, he has become what some critics call one of the few authentic voices of the West. His music has roots in a hearty dose of trail dust and horse hair.
Control and chaos. Order and impulse. The place where opposites collide is explored in "Wilderness," a new dance composition by Brian Brooks to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Sheldon Theatre. An award-winning choreographer who has toured worldwide, Brooks is known for his ability to "shatter conventional notions of the human capacity for strength and endurance," according to Dance Magazine. "Wilderness" continues to challenge traditional limits. But it does more.
CANNON FALLS, Minn. — Nighttime roadwork with short traffic delays will begin Monday, April 24, on the roundabouts at the interchange of Highway 52 and Goodhue County Road 24 in Cannon Falls. Much of the work will take place at night during the first week and motorists on Goodhue County Road 24 at the interchange can expect up to 15-minute delays during the nighttime work, which will begin at 7 p.m. each night.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue estimates that property taxes could climb $344.3 million statewide in 2017. That would amount to a 3.8 percent increase over 2016. That projected increase is contingent on each and every local government across the state approving the preliminary levy it sent to the state in September. Dakota County has a projected $132.8 million levy with an increase of roughly $2.6 million or a 2 percent increase. According to county officials, this is the lowest property tax rate per capita in Minnesota for 2017.
Jason Lewis has won Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District with 47.11 percent of the vote. The candidate's victory keeps the seat Republican. According to unofficial numbers as of 8:39 a.m. Wednesday,...
WOODBURY -- A group of women who gather every month at a Woodbury coffee shop shows just how small the world is. Or how diverse the city has grown to be. The International Women's Group of Woodbury consists of members who come from all different parts of the world: Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Hong Kong, England, Canada, France, Lebanon, Egypt, Argentina and Chile, just to name a few. The group was started just last spring by Lisa Vale, an American whose family traveled for work to Brazil, Italy and Spain for 15 years before finally settling in Woodbury.
Nick Boyer doesn't think physical fitness should be limited to those who can afford it. The Woodbury resident and personal trainer recently launched an organization called Power of Exercise. The concept behind the nonprofit is to provide a gym membership and personal trainer services at no cost. "I see a need and an opportunity to help people who can't afford it," Boyer said. The plan, he explained, calls for Power of Exercise to receive nominations for prospective clients through the organization's website.
Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. Even moderate physical activity can strengthen bones and muscles and increase joint flexibility, making it easier for arthritis sufferers to perform daily tasks. There are different types of exercise to aid those suffering from arthritis. They include cardiovascular, strengthening and flexibility training.