Begin your weight loss journey

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Have traditional weight loss methods been unsuccessful? The CentraCare Bariatric Center can help you lose weight when traditional weight loss methods have failed.
Your journey begins at a free weight loss informational seminar. You will learn about weight loss medical and surgical options, expected outcomes, complications, insurance requirements and your pathway to a healthier life. 
The following seminars are scheduled in St. Cloud:
10-11 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
Noon -1 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
10-11 a.m. Feb. 28 in the Conference Room at CentraCare Clinic – River Campus
CentraCare Clinic – River Campus, 1200 Sixth Avenue North, St. Cloud, 
The CentraCare Weight Loss Surgery Program also has a monthly support group for people who have had or will undergo weight loss surgery. Friends and family also are invited to attend. The group meets from 5:15-6:15 p.m. the first Thursday and third Monday of every month at St. Cloud Hospital. Enter the hospital’s North Entrance and follow signs to the meeting room.
For more information or to register for the free seminar, call (320) 240-2828 or visit centracare.com. 

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Phyllis G. Monson

THE TEEN BAND PLATYPUS will perform at the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce annual Block Party at McPete’s Sept. 6.

NO LEFT TURNS ALLOWED exiting from Big Lake High School property onto Eagle Lake Road when school starts up in September. The new rule is to alleviate congestion and and is part of the county plan which changed traffic lane configurations. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Pictured from left to right are scholarship winners Jordyn Edling, Madi VanHorsen, and Breanna Cornwell volunteering to sell ducks for Monticello’s Riverfest celebration. (Submitted photo.)