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Hutchinson Health recognized for high-quality diabetes education

Hutchinson Health’s diabetic educators include registered nurse Colleen Bonniwell, registered nurse  Holly Oestreich, and registered dietitian Lynn Marcus.

Hutchinson Health’s diabetic educators include registered nurse Colleen Bonniwell, registered nurse Holly Oestreich, and registered dietitian Lynn Marcus.

Sponsored Post – The American Diabetes Association estimates that 8.5 percent of people in the US have diabetes.

Some will be unaware that they have this disease until they’re treated for one of its life-threatening complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, or amputation.

The diabetes education team at Hutchinson Health takes a proactive approach to diabetes, helping those who have been diagnosed or are at risk.

Hutchinson Health’s comprehensive self-management education program meets national standards, and was recently awarded the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate.

The four-year certificate is awarded to programs that offer effective education as an essential component of diabetes treatment.

“The process gives professionals a national standard for measuring the quality of their services, and it gives patients extra assurance that they’ll receive quality care,” noted Lynn Marcus, a registered dietitian at Hutchinson Health.

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US, and about 5,205 Americans are diagnosed with this disease each day.

Hutchinson Health is one of the largest independent health care providers in Minnesota. Services include primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, and specialty programs. To learn more, go to

A second look at Legacy grants

WRIGHT, CARVER, McLEOD COUNTIES, MN – Nine thousand, five hundred and twenty-one.

That’s the number of projects that have been funded, so far, through the Legacy Amendment passed by Minnesota voters in 2008. Look for a story about how Legacy funds are allocated in the Monday, April 28 edition of the Herald Journal.

To see the first story on this topic, which was printed in the March 17 edition of the Herald Journal, click here.

Distracted driving enforcement in Carver County

Carver County Sheriff’s Office is conducting extra enforcement through April 20 to reduce distracted driving.

Driver distraction is a leading crash factor accounting for about 25 percent of all crashes in Minnesota annually, according to the Dept. of Public Safety.

In Minnesota, it is illegal for drivers to read, compose, or send texts/emails, or access the Internet on a wireless device while part of traffic, including stoplights and trafffic jams. For drivers under 18, it is illegal to use a cell phone in traffic at any time (other than emergencies).

Distracted driving also includes reaching for items, adjusting radio/music/vehicle controls, eating/drinking, dealing with passengers, grooming, etc., the department reminds. Motorists are advised to make adequate preparations before driving such as programming music or having directions well planned in advance.

NG City Council to discuss Roepke detachment

NEW GERMANY, MN – New Germany City Council will discuss resident Eric Roepke’s request for detachment during its Tuesday, April 15 meeting.

A stand-alone cooperative trail agreement with Carver County is also on the agenda.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at city hall.

New retail space available in Watertown

Sponsored Post – Looking for a better building for your business? The newly constructed Highland Park Retail Center in Watertown, MN might be a perfect fit.

Three spaces are available for lease:

• 780 square feet,

• 950 square feet, and

• 2,050 square feet.

The fourth site is currently being rented by Subway. Locating next to this established restaurant will instantly help to drive customers to your business.

Highland Park Retail Center is advantageously positioned on Highway 25 (Jefferson Ave. SW) in Watertown, MN. This prime retail space in the Twin Cities west metro caters to residents and visitors in Watertown, Mayer, Waconia, Delano, St. Bonifacius, Montrose, and surrounding communities.

If you want to rent a highly-visible commercial property in Carver County, MN, you’ve come to the right place. Retail space and office space in Watertown is limited, and Highland Park Retail Center is the only new construction in the area.

Call (952) 466-2600 to schedule a tour.

Egg hunt in New Germany Sat., April 12

The New Germany Commercial Club will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday April 12 starting at 9 a.m. at the New Germany City Hall.
Age groups will be 0-3, 4-6, and 7 and older. Donuts, juice, and coffee will be provided. The Easter bunny will make an appearance.