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Projections say Macron, Le Pen go through to runoff in French vote
Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal
Bill O'Reilly to Return With Podcast on Monday
North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier
Prep Baseball & Softball: Card baseball team falls to Big Lake
Local Roundup: CCS' Reid edges Cards' Hauser
Ibarra scores in Minnesota's win over Colorado
Hicks' five RBIs help power Tigers past Twins
Chappell birdies final hole to take Texas Open
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Jackalee 'Jackie' Peterson
Dennis R. Erdman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 5, 2017
Willmar family's legacy spans three generations of local doctors
WILLMAR — When Dr. Michael Hodapp leaves his office at ACMC for the last time this week, a long era will come to a close. His retirement...
April 5, 2017 - 5:32am
January 17, 2017
ACMC promotes Knake
WILLMAR — Becky Knake has been promoted to the position of imaging informatics manager at Willmar Imaging Services, a joint venture between...
January 17, 2017 - 5:13am
December 27, 2016
Neurologist joins ACMC in Willmar
WILLMAR — Dr. Eric Hernandez, a neurologist and sleep medicine physician, has joined the medical team at ACMC Health in Willmar. He will...
December 27, 2016 - 6:08am
December 13, 2016
ACMC welcomes Dr. Peterson
WILLMAR — Starting in January, Dr. Daniel Peterson will be joining the ACMC Health team as an ophthalmologist. He will be seeing patients...
December 13, 2016 - 6:18am
November 21, 2016
Newcomer receives physician excellence award
WILLMAR — ACMC Health has awarded Dr. David Newcomer its 2016 ACMC Physician Excellence Award. Newcomer is an internal medicine physician...
November 21, 2016 - 11:51am
September 30, 2016
Soderberg joins ACMC in obstetrics, gynecology
WILLMAR—Affiliated Community Medical Centers has announced the arrival of Dr. Douglas Soderberg, obstetrician and gynecologist. Soderberg...
September 30, 2016 - 8:28pm
August 31, 2016
Granite Falls Hospital to establish clinic next year
Citing frustrations with declining market share and health professional recruitment by Affiliated Community Medical Centers, Granite Falls Municipal...
August 31, 2016 - 11:50pm
May 2, 2016
Willmar Medical Services discusses new same-day surgery center
WILLMAR — A brand-new outpatient surgery center will eventually join the local array of health care services. The project has been under discussion...
May 2, 2016 - 12:07am
April 11, 2016
Olympic Wrestling: Déjà vu all over again for Wechter
Willmar surgeon John Wechter had his dreams of earning a spot on the U.S. Greco-Roman Olympic team scuttled by a recurring shoulder injury
April 11, 2016 - 11:58pm
February 9, 2016
ACMC ventures into accountable care
WILLMAR — The entry of Affiliated Community Medical Centers into the world of accountable care organizations probably won’t be immediately...
February 9, 2016 - 10:49pm
February 6, 2016
Wearing red for heart health
Orthopedic receptionists Vonna Faber, from left, and Mardi Eckhoff and orthopedic nurse Amie Carlson wear red Friday at Affiliated Commity Medical...
February 6, 2016 - 10:02am
ACMC selects new president, CEO
WILLMAR — Dr. Cindy Firkins Smith has been chosen as the new president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Community Medical Centers. Smith will assume her duties in January 2016, ACMC announced in a news release. Dr. Ronald Holmgren, who has been president and CEO of the...
July 6, 2015 - 11:26pm
July 1, 2015
Local clinics approach medical marijuana cautiously
WILLMAR — As Minnesota enters a new era of legalized medical marijuana, Willmar-area health providers are taking the cautious route. Affiliated Community Medical Centers is leaving it up to individual doctors to decide whether to become certifiers for medical cannabis use — a...
July 1, 2015 - 11:31pm
Transition underway: Change began months ago in preparation for retirement of ACMC administrator
WILLMAR — As administrator of Affiliated Community Medical Centers, there were days when Terry Tone literally had to roll up his sleeves — like the time floodwaters threatened to cause a sewer backup at ACMC in Granite Falls and he pitched in, tie and all, to help stack sandbags. Tone,...
September 1, 2014 - 10:51pm
August 27, 2014
Patient thanks clinic with art
WILLMAR — A thank-you note probably would have been enough, but Deb Shriver wanted to do more to show her gratitude to the doctors at Affiliated Community Medical Centers who have cared for her and her family. So she commissioned a one-of-a-kind work of art. The watercolor by...
August 27, 2014 - 9:48am