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Rose ‘Rosie’ Haskin, 78

Minnesota, and Ward (Sue) Freese of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; two sisters: Joyce Chapek of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Pearl Ferguson of Austin, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Ruby Freese; granddaughter, Cari Fleming ...


Minnesota Public Radio and some area TV stations are reporting ...
He Googled some of "Flatland's columns" from the Blooming Prairie Times, and found that they had all been stolen. And that's when everything fell down around Flatland's ears.

Blooming Prairie Weather Report

Have you turned your walk-in closet into a blocked-in closet, overflowing with clothes and hangers? Linda Koopersmith, The Beverly Hills Organizer, shows you a few simple tips to maximize your closet space.

Raymond Robert Jenkins

Blooming Prairie; and sisters, Pearl (Don) White, Sylvia Safer, both of Springfield, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Faith Lutheran Church, 308 2nd St. NW in Dodge Center.

One injured in southern Minnesota accident

The Minnesota State Patrol says 61-year-old Ramona A. Freese of Austin was driving down U.S. Highway 218 when she made a left turn at County Road 2. The vehicle driven by 58-year-old Larry M. Callahan of Blooming Prairie veered to avoid a crash.

Company Overview of Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Blooming Prairie

Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Blooming Prairie offers personal and commercial banking services. The bank was founded in 1904 and is based in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota.

Blooming Prairie, Steele County move forward with $2.7 million Main Street reconstruction

On Tuesday, the county board also accepted a Minnesota Department of Transportation Local Road Improvement Program grant for $500,000 for the Blooming Prairie project. “This is good news,” Benson said. When Commissioner John Glynn, who attended the ...

UPDATE: 3 seriously hurt in crash north of Blooming Prairie

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says three people were seriously hurt in a multiple vehicle crash north of Blooming Prairie. It happened shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday at Highway 218 and 138th Street Southeast. According to ...

Dale Madsen

Dale Merlin Madsen, age 73 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota formerly of Milaca, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, August 2, 2014, at Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna. He was born September 24, 1940 in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, the son of Merlin and ...

Wayne Howard Yentsch — Blooming Prairie

He loved to watch sports, especially the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Survivors include his wife, Benita Yentsch of Blooming Prairie; seven children, Sandra (Ronald) Musolf of Kasson, Sonja Radel of Owatonna, Susanne Benson of Hastings, Spencer Yentsch of ...

Spring Rushes In

By Greg Lecker Spring is here at last! The honking of Canada Geese attract my attention. In addition to those flying overhead, three geese are perched atop the Oswald building. How strange! Red-winge…

Spring’s early riser: the prairie crocus

Photo by Thomas. Glacier National Park: There’s more to these hardy spring plants than meets the eye. Prairie Crocus. CC. After a long winter purple and white crocuses are fi…

The Lincoln Memorial Garden in April

These days I have to spend a lot of time in Springfield, about 200 miles south of Chicago. Twice in the last two weeks I was able to get off work in time to take a walk at the Lincoln Memorial Garden,…

Dodge County accident

ST. PAUL, Minn. – One person is hurt after driving into a sign in Dodge County. The Minnesota State Patrol says 35-year-old Richard W. Lehrmann of Hayfield was eastbound on Highway 30 when the vehicl…

One injured in southern Minnesota accident

ST. PAUL, Minn. – One person is hurt after a two-vehicle accident in Mower County. The Minnesota State Patrol says 61-year-old Ramona A. Freese of Austin was driving on U.S. Highway 218 when she made…

Flowers in the Trees.

When the ice cracks, before it starts melting, it’s one of the sharpest sounds, followed by relief; Spring is coming. I read once upon a time in the Little House on the Prairie books that on a big lak…

Exploring Missouri State Parks: Prairie

This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor …

Chiropractor celebrates 20 years in Blooming Prairie

Julie and Dr. Chad Eischens celebrated 20 years of ownership at Prairie Family & Sports Chiropractic in Blooming Prairie on Friday. The business was …

Connecting poetry & antiques in Oronoco

SOME ANTIQUE STORES are cluttered, dark, musty smelling. I suppose you can say that’s part of the character, the ambiance, the what-do-you-expect in a collection of old stuff. This bust caught my eye…

Jepson Prairie & Rockville Trails Wildflowers 4/1/15

The Solano Land Trust Flickr Site reports Jepson Prairie, it would seem, is at it’s peak. Please forgive the following run-on sentence. Bright patches of Asthenia (goldfields), beginnings of Downing…


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in BLOOMING PRAIRIE MINNESOTA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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What do you know about abuse of women in BLOOMING PRAIRIE MINNESOTA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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