Aitkin News

Restore Judy Garland’s 1925 Debut Opera House

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Aitkin, MN, and help us restore the building where Judy Garland (aka Baby Gumm) performed in 1925 -- the Aitkin Opera House! We are bringing the Opera House BACK TO LIFE to relive “Over the Rainbow” and other Judy Garland classics. 50% of the renovation is done…another

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Jared Lundgren Expanding to Keller Williams Realty

Jared who, along with his wife Beth, owns Giada’s is expanding. He has joined Keller Williams Realty in Baxter but will continue to be in the store. If you have a house you are selling or are looking to buy a new home and/or summer home, stop in at Giada’s. He’s there to help you.

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CBS – Café In Aitkin Helps Spread Love For Minnesota

Many Minnesotans have been pondering their decision to live here after a spring snowstorm hit earlier this week. But an Internet café in downtown Aitkin, Minn. is helping to remind people of their love for the state. The historic Butler building has a chalkboard that lets people fill in the blank: “I Love Minnesota Because…”

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Riverwood Welcomes New Board Member

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Dirks, MD, to Riverwood’s Governing Board of Directors. He fills the position vacated by Dr. Mark Heggem, Riverwood’s chief medical officer, who served on the board for the past 21 years. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Dirks join our governing board, offering another

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Riverwood Gala Focuses on Support for Wellness

At this time of year, our thoughts often turn to enjoying the fruits of a bountiful harvest in our gardens, orchards or fields. Like a good harvest, good health requires many, many hours of care and nurturing too. That’s why “Together we will harvest healthy communities” is an apt theme for this year’s ninth annual

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Cardiologist to Speak at Heart Health Seminar

Some conditions as well as some lifestyle factors can put individuals at a higher risk for developing heart disease. You can take steps to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack by addressing these risk factors. To learn more, attend a seminar called “The Road Map to Heart Health” on Thurs., Sept. 19,

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Riverwood Reduces Avoidable Hospital Readmissions by 16 Percent

Working as part of a broad-based coalition of hospitals and care providers, Riverwood Healthcare Center has made progress in preventing avoidable hospital readmissions between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012. The hospital is participating in the RARE (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively) Campaign working to achieve the triple aim of improving population health, the experience

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Riverwood Healthcare Hires New CEO

The Riverwood Healthcare Center Governing Board of Directors has selected Chad Cooper as chief executive officer with an anticipated start date of July 1. Michael Hagen, current Riverwood CEO for the past 12 years, announced his retirement last fall. Cooper is an experienced and accomplished health care executive with 16 years of successful and progressive

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