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2011-02-22 09:00:00

MANKATO, Minn., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mankato Clinic, one of Minnesota's largest physician-owned multi-specialty regional group practices, has selected the Jardogs FollowMyHealth(TM) Universal Health Record (UHR) to provide online access to its patients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110216/CG49146LOGO) "Our partnership with Jardogs will allow our patients to be the true gatekeepers of their health information, using one Universal Health Record instead of a...

2010-11-02 00:00:37

Ecumen Prairie Hill to Open in Summer of 2011 Saint Peter, Minn. (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 Ecumen is expanding senior housing options in St. Peter, Minnesota with development of assisted living and memory care housing called Ecumen Prairie Hill. This new Ecumen senior housing community will feature 63 assisted living and memory care apartments in 2-bedroom, 1-bedroom and studio floor plans. Framing was recently completed for Ecumen Prairie Hill, which is slated to open in summer of 2011...

2010-04-01 15:02:00

MINNEAPOLIS, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota-based Courage Center is sending four teams to next week's National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) championship in Denver. The teams include three junior teams: defending national champs the Jr. Rolling Timberwolves and Rolling Rowdies, and the Jr. Rolling Gophers. The adult Rolling Timberwolves team will also compete. The Jr. Rolling Timberwolves includes some of the best young wheelchair basketball players in the nation. The...

2008-08-04 09:00:50

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 4--Five years ago, Keith Klein retired after 25 years as superintendent of the Pelican Rapids School District. Since then, Klein has served as interim superintendent in the Barnesville School District; interim superintendent in the St. Clair School District; and now, interim superintendent for United South Central. In addition, Klein and a handful of fellow retired administrators run a consulting firm that advises school districts in...

2008-08-02 09:00:14

By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Aug. 2--Approximately 200 trees planted by school children this spring as part of a community -- wide effort to attack global warming were felled this summer by a power mower driven by a North Mankato parks worker. " The trees were accidentally mowed over by a seasonal employee," said North Mankato City Administrator Wendell Sande. "It was just failure to communicate." The foot-tall cottonwood and maple saplings were planted on a...

2008-07-16 09:01:06

By Tanner Kent, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 16--MANKATO -- The term "strategic roadmap" doesn't do much to convey the importance of what some Mankato Area Public School officials are calling the most important district initiative in a dozen years. Yet, that's the title of the 44- page document passed Monday by the School Board. In its pages lies the groundwork for one of the biggest evolutions in Mankato's public education system: the transformation from a district that succeeds...

2008-07-14 09:00:57

By Robb Murray, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 14--MANKATO -- How's this for counterintuitive: The sex education practices of the 1940s, it seems, may have a thing or two to teach us today. " Sex Goes to School: Girls and Sex Education Before the 1960s," a new book by Minnesota State University professor Susan K. Freeman, delves into how sex education was taught in the 1940s and 1950s. Freeman's book analyzes the methods of three major players in early sex education: Oregon;...

2008-07-14 09:00:31

By Tim Krohn and John Cross, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 14--Technology and the wild nature of the river may seem incompatible at times, but gadgets can be helpful. When Scott Kudelka joined us on our paddle from New Ulm to Judson he brought with him a printout of an aerial view of that section of river. The image came from Google Earth, a free computer software program that lets you zoom in on any piece of land on Earth. The value of the satellite image is in helping make the...

2008-07-07 06:00:12

By Tim Krohn, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 7--For conservationists along the Minnesota River, stopping the expansion of the Big Stone power plant has become the single most important goal in decades. "It's a proposed corporate water grab from Big Stone Lake. It's an incredibly dangerous precedent and is against everything Minnesotans stand for," said Patrick Moore, head of the Montevideo-based group Clean Up the River Environment. Big Stone Lake, near Ortonville, is in both...

2008-07-03 06:00:52

By Shane Frederick, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 3--MANKATO -- With the Fourth of July weekend fast approaching, the price of gas is certainly on the minds of holiday travelers. So, naturally, soaring energy costs were the hot topics for a pair of politicians Wednesday. Sen. Norm Coleman and Rep. Tim Walz made separate stops here to pitch plans to cope with the energy crisis. "People are worried about what they'll fill first, their tank or their credit limit. It's pretty...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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