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Brainerd lakes area health care leaders to talk about COVID-19 at wellness summit March 5

Summit participants can submit questions in the chat feature of the virtual summit and panelists will try to provide as many answers as possible.

Area community health care leaders will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic at the eighth annual Crow Wing Energized Health and Wellness Summit on Friday, March 5.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center CEO Kyle Bauer, Dr. Pete Henry from Essentia Health, Tim Rice from Lakewood Health System, and Tim Houle from Crow Wing County will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and answer questions during the virtual summit’s Coffee Chat from 8:30-9 a.m. Summit participants can submit questions in the chat feature and panelists will try to provide as many answers as possible.

The summit will continue from 9-11 a.m. with Dr. Nanette Negri leading discussions on the importance of well-being for everyone. The Crow Wing Energized team will share its strategic plans for 2021 and how individuals can be involved in “making the healthy choice the easy choice.”

A few takeaways from the event will include making a lifestyle change through using a habit tracker, learning about outdoor winter activities in the community, and how to contribute to the sustainability of Crow Wing Energized.

The community will also learn which vegetable of the year will be highlighted in 2021. There is still time to make your vote count for the One Vegetable, One Community vegetable at bit.ly/37y39Rf .


There is no cost to participate in the summit but registration is required at bit.ly/2NKYGU5 . Through the generosity of community partners, there will be prizes given out at the end of the event for those who participate.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at nancy.vogt@pineandlakes.com or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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