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Rebecca Kolls, former Chief Meteorologist at WCCO, to speak at 'Women's Night Out' Oct. 11 in Wadena

Master Gardener Rebecca Kolls, former Chief Meteorologist at WCCO and host of "Rebecca's Garden," will be the keynote speaker at this year's "Women's Night Out" and will share strategies to renew you and your garden. Submitted photo.

Tri-County Health Care's annual "Women's Night Out" program will be held on Monday, October 11, at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. Parking and admission is free.

"Women's Night Out" is a free educational event on health, for women ages 18 and older. Master Gardener, Rebecca Kolls, former chief meteorologist at WCCO and host of "Rebecca's Garden" will be this year's keynote speaker. Kolls' presentation, "Digging for Dollars" will show us that there is gold in our backyards, we just have to dig in. Kolls will share tips on saving big bucks through frugal gardening; growing bigger flower gardens for free, increasing your harvest, making the most with your space and concocting kitchen cupboard remedies. Don't worry about bringing your notebook, we will provide a notepad and pen for you.

Health screenings will be offered from 5-7 p.m. Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) staff will provide free screenings for glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, pulmonary function and body-fat analysis. Informational booths will be available on a variety of health topics pertinent to women's health. A complimentary soup and sandwich buffet will be available at the same time, and from 6-7 p.m. Kolls will be available to sign autographs.

The evening program will kick off at 7 p.m. with a presentation on women's health from Wadena Medical Center (WMC) physician, Dr. Shaneen Schmidt. Dr. Schmidt has been with WMC since 1999 and specializes in family medicine. Dr. Schmidt will speak on women's health and "The Family Concept - from Cradle to Grave" the continuum of care model at Tri-County Health Care.

At 7:45 p.m., the evening will conclude with Kolls presentation. To find out more information on Rebecca Kolls, go to

Admission is free; however, seating is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 218-632-8725 or by e-mailing

Tri-County Health Care is a non-for-profit organization with services offered through Tri-County Hospital; clinics in Bertha, Henning, Ottertail, Sebeka and Wadena; Emergency Medical Services through Tri-County Hospital EMS; Home Health Care and Hospice through Tri-County Community Health Services; and Long-Term and Rehabilitation Care through Fair Oaks Lodge.