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Dr. Carrie Kern has joined the staff at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Ellsworth. Kern is a native and resident of Red Wing. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Bill Kirk)

Red Wing native finds a place at Mayo

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A reluctant student at first, Dr. Carrie Kern has found her niche as the new family medicine provider at Mayo Clinic Health System in Ellsworth.


It wasn’t until her senior year of college that Kern decided on a career as a physician, she said.

A “big hang-up” was the entrance exams she knew she’d have to take, Kern said. And they were to be the first of many.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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