St. Francis Regional Medical Center among first to offer acupuncture in ER

St. Francis Regional Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in the country to offer free acupuncture to emergency room patients.  The traditional Chinese treatment technique stimulates natural endorphins in the body, promoting better circulation and natural healing.

Acupuncture can help patients with anything from a minor migraine to severe trauma. In many cases, St. Francis can use it to replace traditional opioid treatment and is one way that the hospital is working to decrease incidences of prescribed opioids.

For more information, watch this KSTP segment.

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel celebrates milestone anniversary

Congratulations to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on celebrating its 25th anniversary this month!

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Chairman Charlie Vig wrote a column in Tribal Business Journal about how the tribe has turned its casino into a premier entertainment destination. Read the column here.

Taco eating world record broken at Mystic Lake Casino

The taco eating world record was broken at Mystic Lake Casino during their World Taco Eating Competition. Joey Chestnut of California ate 126 tacos in eight minutes during the competition, which was sanctioned by Major League Eating. The competition pitted the top ranked male professional eater, Chestnut, against the top ranked female professional eater, Miki Sudo.

For more information, read this KSTP article.