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Cannon Falls medical facility making progress

Construction on the new facility for Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls is on track for a grand opening in fall 2014, officials said.

Crews broke ground on the project in April. Concrete footings and foundations have been poured and other work, such as steel columns, excavation for the storm water overflow pond and grading for the driveway and parking lot, is making headway.

"We are very pleased with the progress made to date," said Dr. Tom Witt, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing. "We look forward to what the new facility has to offer our patients."

The new building will be nearly three times the size of the current one at 90,000 square feet.

HYPE event planned for Thursday

The next HYPE event will be noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Red Wing Shoe Co. headquarters. Sharon McCord of McCord Executive Search will discuss LinkedIn.

The cost is $8 and reservations are required. Contact the chamber office at 651-388-4719 or

HYPE is a program aimed at cultivating, informing and connecting aspiring community leaders ages 21-40, the chamber said.

Lake City clinic to host open house

Lake City Family Physicians will hold an open house 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at 507 W. Doughty St. Two new nurse practitioners have been added to the staff — Susan Majerus and Crystal Boe.

For more information about the clinic, visit or call 651-345-2350.