Minnesota - Central

Mark Barclay
Tel: 18007872512

Central Minnesota is known for its abundance of over 70 scenic golf courses and Lake Mille Lacs, the state's second largest inland lake. With more than 1,000 lakes and thousands of acres of pine, this area offers the quintessential Minnesota experience. No wonder this area is oftentimes called the Minnesota Heartland! Opportunities for fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, water skiing, hiking, biking, golfing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing abound. Many Minnesota locals have cabins in this area, and Lake Mille Lacs is renowned during ice fishing season. West central Minnesota also provides an excellent variety of local wines and vineyards, like the Glacial Ridge Winery in Spicer. A variety of public and private colleges are located in central Minnesota, including University of Minnesota Morris campus. 

Central and West-central Minnesota encompass 23 counties and over 90 cities, with a regional population of over 960,000 people. It divides the North Country from the prairielands and metro area to the north and south, and borders North Dakota and Wisconsin to the west and east.

Minnesota is committed to helping all Minnesotans obtain access to quality, affordable health care. Due to the difficulties some areas experience recruiting and retaining physicians, many communities turn to international medical graduates and J-1 Visa Waivers to fill their physician vacancies. The Minnesota Department of Health's Office of Rural Health and Primary Care developed this guide to the J-1Visa Waiver Review and Recommendation Process.

J1 Contact Information

Jodi Millner
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care, MN Dept. of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-3856
J-1 Visa Waiver Information for State of Minnesota

Mark Barclay
228 Little Creek Lane
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: 18007872512


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