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Editorial: Celebrate 75 years of Rice Hospital

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Celebrating 75 years of operations is the theme of Rice Memorial Hospital this week.

The local hospital and the city of Willmar should celebrate the continued successful operation of a medical hospital within the community and region.

The hospital opened on Aug. 2, 1937, in Willmar at the peak of the Great Depression, built with $166,000 in funding from the Cushman Rice legacy and federal Public Works Administration funding.

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