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Business Briefs for Aug. 2

August 2, 2010
Marshall Independent

Avera Marshall announces July Spirit of Excellence Award Winner

Janice Rahe, an environmental services aide, has been chosen to receive the "Spirit of Excellence" Award for July 2010 from Avera Marshall. Each month the award is given to an employee who demonstrates the medical center's values of compassion, hospitality and stewardship. Rahe has worked at Avera Marshall since 2004.

Prairie's Edge joins fight against cancer

Prairie's Edge Casino Resort is sponsoring promotions in the fight against cancer during the month of August. One hundred percent of the money raised will be donated to local/area cancer organizations to include Yellow Medicine and Chippewa County Relay for Life and the Granite Falls Municipal Hospital and Manor.

Guests are invited to buy Prairie's Edge Tough Enough T-shirts for $10 or two for $15; 100 percent of the money collected from the sales will be donated. Guests can purchase the T-shirts at Guest Services. A $10,000 Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament will be Aug. 14-15 with $10 from each registration to go toward the donation as well as $10 from each $100 buy-in on Aug. 28 during the Tough Enough Blackjack Pit Party. Guests also may drop off donations at the donation barrels located at Guest Services and the Cage. Donations will be matched up to $5,000 by Prairie's Edge Casino Resort.

Marshall Dental Excellence to host a free day of dentistry

Dr. John W. Frerich will offer free dental work as he hosts Dentistry From The Heart from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Frerich and his team will treat patients needing fillings, extractions and cleanings. For more, visit the organization's national website at

Business, lien informational meeting is Aug. 18

The office of the Minnesota Secretary of State and the Southwest Minnesota State University Small Business Development Center will sponsor an introduction to the Minnesota Business and Lien System from 10-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 18 at the Lyon County Courthouse, third floor, rooms 3 and 4.

The meeting will be an introduction to the new Minnesota electronic filing system, which offers a variety of online business services. The user-friendly system makes filing online easy by providing instructions, prompts and information to guide users through the process for filing, searching or ordering business records.

For more information, call Michael Nelson, business systems specialist with the SOS office, 651-296-2803.

Marshall Dairy Queen to participate in fund-raiser

The Dairy Queen at 1206 E. College Drive in Marshall will participate in the fifth annual Miracle Treat Day Thursday, a day-long fund-raiser benefiting Gillette, Minnesota's Children's Miracle Network affiliated hospital.

On Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queens throughout North America - including locations in Lyon County - serve up a variety of Blizzard treats. Stores donate $1 or more per Blizzard sold to Children's Miracle Network, a national organization committed to raising awareness and funds for children's hospitals. All funds raised by Dairy Queens in Minnesota and western Wisconsin benefit Gillette. Last year, Gillette provided care to more than 22,000 children, including 62 from Lyon County.

Dairy Queens throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin raised more than $234,000 for Gillette last year, with proceeds staying in local communities. The Dairy Queen system is one of the top 10 contributors to Children's Miracle Network raising more than $81 million since 1984. To find a participating Dairy Queen location, visit



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