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Around the region: EDA concerned over hole in wall

Dodge County

Kasson clinic to close on Saturdays

KASSON — Saturday clinics at Mayo Family Clinic in Kasson will end Dec. 31. Site medical director Anne Kramlinger said people aren't coming to the clinic on Saturdays as much with Mayo Clinic Express Care Online available.

The Saturday clinic at the Baldwin Building in Rochester will include the Kasson Saturday team going forward.

Houston County

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Lifestyle, Gunderson to open PT clinic

CALEDONIA — Lifestyle Enterprises LLC now will be able to work with Gunderson Health System of Caledonia on a new physical therapy clinic. That's thanks to a loan approved by the Houston County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Nov. 15.

The county also was awarded $76,220 to work on its historic courthouse and jail from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant Program. The money will help fix the roof, entry and windows, plus help the society with documents and engineering.

Fillmore County

EDA concerned over hole in wall

SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Economic Development Authority is concerned about a local building purchased by Eugene Poncelet that has had no improvement. There is a hole in the building's wall, and Poncelet has been unable to find a contractor to fix it. Another possible new owner has contacted Poncelet and economic development director Cathy Enerson to discuss the options available.

Mower County

Christmas party is Dec. 16

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AUSTIN — The Mower County Senior Center will host a Christmas dinner party Dec. 16 at noon. There will be ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, dessert and more, with entertainment. You also can get your picture taken. The cost is $8.50 for members and $9.50 for nonmembers. Sign up by calling 507-433-2370.

Wabasha County

Ambulance service plans improvements

LAKE CITY — Lake City is planning ambulance service improvements during the next nine months. This may include expansion of the ambulance service staff to accommodate transfer calls.

In a 40-page report by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board, the board wrote that the city-owned service has wide community support, and citizens want to keep it local rather than working with outside providers. The city will implement recommendations from the report.

Goodhue County

Christmas events coming soon

KENYON — Christmas in Kenyon and Wanamingo are coming up. Kenyon's is Saturday, and Wanamingo's is Thursday.

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In Wanamingo, see Santa and Mrs. Claus at SEMA Equipment. Take a ride on a tractor and shop at local businesses.

In Kenyon, businesses will hold open houses and door prizes. See Santa at Security State Bank from 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 2 p.m. at the Vet Clinic for pet photos.

Winona County

Nutcracker opens Thursday

WINONA — See the classic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker at Page Theatre Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The production is presented by the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts and the Saint Mary's University Department of Theatre and Dance, with the Dance Repertory Company.

It is at 6:30 p.m. all three days, with an abridged matinee Wednesday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, with the matinee costing $5 for everyone. Order tickets at pagetheatre.org or by calling 507-457-1715.

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