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Tobacco-free parks support healthy behaviors

As summer approaches, more people are found outside taking advantage of various recreational activities--many of which take place at local parks, trails, and other athletic venues. There are many benefits to participating in recreational activities, but one major health benefit is that physical activity greatly reduces the risk of preventable chronic diseases. On the flipside, it is an unfortunate truth that tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States (U.S.). If places like parks, sports venues, and trails are intended to promote and support health and wellness, then does it not seem a bit conflicting that in some communities tobacco-use continues to be allowed in these environments?

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Friday 05/22/2015
WMS students top engineering competition
Posted: May 22, 2015

Seven Watertown Middle School students topped the state in the Technology Student Association TEAMS (tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) engineering competition.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 9:30 am. Comments (0)

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Boys State starts June 1
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:30 am

ABERDEEN — South Dakota high school boys will be on the Northern State University campus June 1-5 for the South Dakota American Legion Boys State.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00 am. Updated: 9:30 am. Comments (0)

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Rotary Club honors Watertown Middle School students
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:23 am

The Watertown Rotary Club recently recognized Watertown Middle School students for their academic excellence, leadership, citizenship, and character.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:55 am. Updated: 9:23 am. Comments (0)

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Weber earns nursing degree
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 9:08 am

YANKTON - Heather Weber of Watertown graduated from the Mount Marty College nursing program during a pinning ceremony May 8 in the college’s Marian Auditorium.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:50 am. Updated: 9:08 am. Comments (0)

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Woman is wildly overreacting to change in cellphone list
Posted: May 22, 2015

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing (and sleeping with) “Jordan”’ for eight months. We met at the gym, and I asked him out because I had an amazing feeling about him. Since then, I’ve become totally infatuated. He is one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. I thought I saw a future for us.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:50 am. Comments (0)

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Minnesota State Community and Technical College graduates
Posted: May 22, 2015

MOORHEAD - The following area students graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s Moorhead campus during commencement ceremonies in May:

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:45 am. Comments (0)

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Volunteers needed
Posted: May 22, 2015

• The National Kidney Foundation needs volunteers for its Watertown Kidney Walk on Saturday, May 30, at Stokes-Thomas Park. Volunteers will hand out T-shirts, help with registration as well as with kids activities and snacks.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:40 am. Comments (0)

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Toronto Memorial Day program is set
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 8:56 am

TORONTO — The Erickson-Olson American Legion post and its auxiliary will observe Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Deubrook Elementary Gym in Toronto.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:35 am. Updated: 8:56 am. Comments (0)

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Bemis church service set for May 24
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 8:56 am

Bemis Holland Presbyterian Church will have its memorial service Sunday, May 24 at the Evergreen Cemetery by the Bemis Holland Presbyterian Church.

Posted in Neighbors on Friday, May 22, 2015 8:30 am. Updated: 8:56 am. Comments (0)

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