CASSIE TINIUS, CentraCare director of physician recruitment, spoke to the local hospital board about the difficulties of physician recruitment. But the job continues, she said, in spite of significant competition for doctors from other hospitals.

Hospital feeling the pinch of doctor shortage

CentraCare-Monticello public boardmembers got a glimpse into the difficulties of doctor recruitment when they held their “annual meeting,” a two-hour session last Thursday evening.

MISCHIEF MANAGED is the name of Leah Corder’s family counseling business now open in Big Lake above the Fudgin’ Delicious Ice Cream Shop. Wednesday the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at her office. Pictured above from left to right are Mayor Raeanne Danielowski, City Clerk Gina Wolbeck, State Rep. Nick Zerwas, Economic Development Specialist Heidi Steinmetz, Leah Corder and Darla, the Great Dane, Accountant Michelle Backlund, Ken Geroux of Ken Geroux Construction and Chamber President Tricia Skodje.

Mischief Managed opens in Big Lake

Psychotherapist Leah Corder has opened a new business in Big Lake,  Mischief Managed, in the Jefferson Square building above the Fudgin’ Delicious Ice Cream Shop.

Participating in the ceremony were Kyle Schlangen, Matt Chmielewski, Kevin Schlangen, Shelly Zierdt, Jeff Zierdt, Matt Schiller, Melissa Schiller, Raeanne Danielowski, Dustin Vaverek, Doug Boser and Heidi Steinmetz. Lupulin Brewing is a 10-barrel craft brewery and taproom slated to open in first quarter 2015 in Big Lake.

Lupulin Brewery held a groundbreaking ceremony

LUPULIN BREWERY HELD A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY last Friday. They have been working with Boser Construction, along with state and local officials and their honored guests.



Mike Zdychnec, Executive Program Director for Healthcare Management at MN School of Business. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

JEN SCHUMACHER (far left), applauds as 15-year-old Matthew Trutna wins the 2015 Team Liam 5K Saturday. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Kathleen R. Huber

DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)
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