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Join Mayo Clinic Health System and community partners for an evening of education and fun to prepare your family for summer. Activities and topics geared toward children ages 3–12 include water safety, fire safety, Change to Chill program, car seat clinic, children identification kits, K-9 unit demonstration, bicycle obstacle course and more.
This community event is hosted by Mayo Clinic Health System in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters; Center for Family Unity; Community Education; Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service; Owatonna Hospital, part of Allina Health; Allina Health - Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Owatonna Parks and Recreation; Owatonna Police and Fire Department; Owatonna Public Library; Owatonna Public Utilities; United Way of Steele County, Steele County Public Health; Steele County Sheriff's Office; Steele County Coalition for Healthy Youth; and Steele County Free Fair.
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From The Blog
Make this spring a safe one
Spring has sprung. And with warmer weather comes time outdoors after a long winter. Remember these safety tips as you resume yardwork and clear clutter with spring cleaning.
Tips for safe snow shoveling
Snow shoveling can be great winter exercise. But to avoid injury, it's important to do it correctly. Try these tips as you tackle snowy driveways and sidewalks.
Staying safe while on a run
You've got a training plan and gear for your distance run, but don't forget about staying safe. Here's how to keep visible, prevent injury and summon help if you need it.
Top 10 essentials for your winter adventure
Exercise, stress relief and restorative time in nature are just some of the benefits of an outdoor adventure. But winter adds extra challenges, so prepare before you head out.
Walk like a penguin: Keeping your winter balance
Slippery sidewalks and icy streets call for strategies to stay safe when walking in the winter. To keep your balance, try these techniques.
Watch out for winter mishaps
Winter is beautiful, but it does come with risks. Take steps to prevent falls, hypothermia, frostbite and more so you can remain in good health and enjoy the splendor of the season.
Don't let unsafe toys spoil holiday fun
Buying toys for those special children in your life is a cherished part of the holidays. These tips can help you choose toys that are safe.
8 tips for keeping children safe during the holidays
The holidays are magical time of the year. Make sure your children or young guests are kept safe with these helpful tips.
5 sneaky Halloween costume health concerns
Goblins and ghosts and candy, oh my! Halloween fun starts with a great costume. Follow five simple safety tips to avoid a costume catastrophe.
Aim for safety in your tree stand
Each year, 3,000 to 4,000 people in the U.S. are injured after falling out of a tree stand. Get practical tips for hunting season prep and while climbing to lower the risk of a significant injury.
Think safety in fall as weather changes
Autumn brings cooler nights and changing colors on the trees. Kids are back in school, days become shorter and winter planning begins. Enjoy autumn safely with these tips.
When temps rise, remember these heatstroke prevention tips
When the weather forecast calls for hot and humid days ahead, follow these steps to keep cool and prevent heatstroke.