SNAPSHOTS of Mower Refreshed: From an Interns Lens

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Hello! I’m Kari, the summer intern at Mower Refreshed (M.R.). I am excited to share my journey as an intern and a newcomer to Austin, MN with you this summer! I will be providing biweekly posts and snapshots of my experience here in Austin. I hope you enjoy my blog!

Here is a little about myself, I am a recent graduate at Winona State University where I majored in Public Health with an emphasis on Community Health and a minor in Chinese. I have always been interested in health, but my passion for health started in college. I was exposed to the many different avenues of health, but I choose Public Health because I am able to make small differences in whole communities through prevention.

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Adventures in Austin, MN

My first two weeks here in Austin and as an intern at M.R. has been a whirl wind of excitement and nervousness. I started my first day as an intern totally dazed, confused, and nervous. I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t know what I was doing but I did know that I was going to learn and grow so much here. This experience will add to my 4 years in college.

A few lessons I learned was that not everything is black and white and things won’t always go your way. I learned that you have to be flexible and go with the flow. I learned people are willing to support you, but you have to be able to go out of your comfort zone and connect with others. Most importantly, I learned that my supervisor, Sandy Anderson is superwoman. She has been through so much and is still able to carry herself with a positive attitude. She is a strong, kindhearted visionary. So, THANK YOU for taking me under your wing!

In my first two weeks in Austin I have connected with many different individuals and built community partnerships with different organizations. I was able to explore the town and its many unique streets.

Pics of my adventure in these past two weeks and many more to come!

SPAM Museum:

Spam Museum








Austi-Con Event:
(I had such a great time connecting, conversing, and playing board games with members of the community!)





Got to try the famous Steve’s Pizza! My new favorite in town! (p.s. This is a Refreshed Dining location!)
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Steves Pizza







Nature Center:
(This is place is gorgeous!)

Nature Center









Hormel Historic Home:
(I learned so much history about Hormel. Definitely a place to check out if you haven’t already!)

Hormel Historic Home










Until next time, let’s #GrowMowerGood. Here’s to the rest of the summer being every bit as amazing.

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