Lake City brings back its Thursday Night Market for the rest of the summerLake City will be bursting with local services, food and music every Thursday through the end of August as the town welcomes back its Thursday Night Market.
By: Regan Carstensen, The Republican Eagle
Lake City will be bursting with local services, food and music every Thursday through the end of August as the town welcomes back its Thursday Night Market.
The weekly event kicked off July 5 and has enough planned to entertain market-goers for the next couple of months. Every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., area farmers will offer fresh produce, local products and homegrown flowers in the swimming beach parking lot.
Adding to the festive market atmosphere will be a variety of singers and performers providing entertainment from dozens of genres.
• For the seventh year in a row, Mayo Clinic is being recognized as one of the “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” by the National Business Group on Health.
The NBGH’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being is awarding 66 employers nationwide with the honor, showing that each of them demonstrates a commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging healthy lifestyles for employees and their families.
Because of its continual improvements and innovations, Mayo Clinic is getting the platinum distinction for the second time.
“Receiving this award is a great honor,” said Karen Ytterberg, chair of the Mayo Clinic Employee Wellness Committee. “It recognizes the commitment Mayo Clinic has made to the health of its employees and celebrates the ongoing success of many wellness programs and activities that have established a culture of healthy living at Mayo.”
Mayo Clinic has several health promotion programs that allow its employees to focus on healthy lifestyles by using resources and programs at wellness facilities, food services, health fairs and more.
• Brad Ristow, electric operations manager with Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, has graduated from an electric utility management program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the U of W. Participants undergo three 10-day sessions.
Ristow joined Pierce Pepin in May 1991 and was promoted from journeyman lineman to electric operations manager 20 years later.
• Dakota Electric Association members and their families are invited to attend the company’s member appreciation event from 4 to 8 p.m. July 26.
During the event, Dakota Electric will provide complimentary admission to the Minnesota Zoo for people who purchase electricity from the cooperative.
Tickets were included in recent electric bills. Those who don’t have them can bring a copy of their Dakota Electric bill to attend for free. People planning to go are encouraged to bring food or cash donations for local food shelves.
• David Adcock was named chief operating officer of Hiawatha Broadband Communications on July 3.
Adcock has been involved in advanced telecommunications services for 20 years. As COO, he is responsible for several HBC teams including customer service, outside sales, field operations and the broadband service center.
“I simply could not be more excited to work with such a motivated group of professionals that are committed to HBC, and strive to make every HBC customer service experience overwhelmingly positive,” Adcock said.