A new holistic chiropractic clinic, Zest4Life, has opened in Pelican Rapids. Dr. Zena Stussy, owner and practitioner, brings three decades of chiropractic experience to the clinic, located at 57 North Broadway.
A Twin Cities native, Stussy knows the Pelican Rapids area well, having regularly visited his family’s five-generation cabin on Prairie Lake since childhood.
Stussy attended and graduated from UCLA with a degree in communications. She then returned to Minnesota and earned her chiropractic degree at Northwestern Chiropractic College in Bloomington. She worked at Kenwood Chiropractic and later Minnesota Concussion & Chiropractic Arts in St. Louis Park (founded by her husband, David), until moving to Pelican Rapids in 2020.
In addition to chiropractic care, Stussy offers several other health care services, such as acupuncture and nutrition/dietary supplement consultation. Metabolism, hormone balance, and brain health are other areas of interest.
“I am so happy to be in Pelican Rapids full time, and I am thrilled to serve the people of this area with my range of chiropractic and related care,” Stussy said in a press release.
She can be reached at 310-499-3870 or by email at [email protected] She also runs a website, keepthezestforlife.com.
On Friday, March 19, Senator Tina Smith hosted a press conference to highlight a provision of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill that will help more than one million retired Americans. .
The $86 million relief package will help members of hundreds of union-employed pension plans avoid major cuts. This includes more than 22,000 Minnesotans.
Smith helped advocate adding it to the stimulus bill after speaking with voters facing the negative side effects of impending pension cuts.
“These are not people who live ‘on pork,’ as my grandmother would say,” Smith pointed out. “These are people who have saved and are doing well as long as they have that pension they were counting on. And without it, there is no plan B.”
These retirement plans are typically found in small business, construction, grocery stores, and entertainment industries.
Minnesota’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.5% in January from 4.7% in December, according to figures released in mid-March by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). .
Again, the decline was due to people leaving the labor force from both employment and unemployment. The number of unemployed fell by 7,652 and the number of employed fell by 14,851 for a total decline of 22,503 in Minnesota’s labor force. The national unemployment rate fell to 6.3% in January from 6.7% in December.
The deepest impacts of the pandemic are being felt by Minnesotans who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). Based on 12-month moving averages, Minnesota’s black unemployment rate was 9.5% in January; the Latinx unemployment rate was 7.3% in January. White Minnesotans were at 5.8%.
Starting this month, DEED data has reverted to a 12-month moving average rather than the 6-month moving averages previously used. This means that the highest unemployment rate months from the start of the pandemic are included in the averages.
In January, Minnesota gained 51,800 jobs, up 1.9%, replacing all but 1,000 of the jobs lost in December. The January estimates are from the same week bars and restaurants were able to resume welcome customers indoors, starting January 11.
“The recovery of more than 51,000 jobs in January is a promising sign for Minnesota,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “We have a lot of work to do to grow our economy and, as this report shows, we need to focus on those hardest hit by the pandemic – people of color, people with disabilities, low-wage workers and small businesses.”
Of the 416,300 jobs lost from February to April 2020, the state regained 191,400 jobs. Find more information at mn.gov/deed.