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Dayton says he will not sign Minn. House education bill
House Speaker Ryan backs embattled intelligence panel chairman
Trump tweets, then Ford announces investment in three Michigan plants
Polaris issues recall on ATVs
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Former, current, future BSU women's players join Team USA boycott
Twins coach tries to help Sano take the next step
Twins' Grossman says he'll be ready by Opening Day
Peterson says he's in 'no rush' to latch onto another NFL team
Wild's slump can be blamed on just about everyone
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Keith L. Sorenson
Doris I. Rasmusson
Cleo J. Holtberg
David "Doc" Halliday
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
December 31, 2010
Paynesville senior housing to be converted to assisted living
PAYNESVILLE -- Paynesville Area Health Care System will soon begin the transition of 700 Stearns Place from independent living for older adults to assisted living. The transition is expected to be complete by Feb.
December 31, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Rice Hospital awards bids for care center project
WILLMAR -- Bids totaling $1.3 million were awarded Thursday for construction of a new addition at the Rice Care Center to house the skilled nursing facility's short-term rehabilitation program. At a special meeting, Rice Memorial Hospital board members voted to accept all the bids,...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 22, 2010
Bethesda to unveil new digs
WILLMAR - Clustered in a bay lit by tall southeast-facing windows, the tables and chairs in the mini-café at the new Bethesda Wellness Center...
October 22, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
Rice delays awarding of bids for new addition at care center
WILLMAR -- Rice Me-morial Hospital's board of directors was set to award bids Wednesday for a $3 million addition to the Rice Care Center. But when bids were opened last week, the total came in about $400,000 higher than the construction estimate. Hospital officials, the bidders,...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
October 4, 2010
Dementia the topic of pair of events this month
A pair of events in Willmar this month will focus on Alzheimer's disease and related dementia disorders and how caregivers and the community can best care for this population. Richard Taylor, a retired psychologist and author, will speak at Vinje Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday....
October 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Families face personal struggle with Alzheimer's
When her father developed dementia two years ago at age 68, Julie Rice thought she was prepared to handle it. She helped her parents move out...
October 4, 2010 - 12:00am
September 16, 2010
Montevideo School Board discusses the impact of district's cuts, classroom sizes
MONTEVIDEO -- Larger class sizes and reduced extra-curricular opportunities were among the topics Monday before the Montevideo School Board. Superintendent Luther Heller said that budget cuts are being felt in the district. One consequence of the fiscal situation was a decision to...
September 16, 2010 - 12:00am
August 17, 2010
Democrat says GOP workers' presence is intimidating voters
ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton says Republican workers who videotape almost his every move are getting so close that they intimidate voters trying to talk to the DFL governor candidate.
August 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 23, 2010
First Medicare rebate checks arriving
WILLMAR -- Refund checks are starting to trickle through the mail to Medicare recipients whose high prescription drug expenses pushed them into the "doughnut hole" last year. The one-time tax-free rebates, for $250 apiece, are being issued under a provision of the new health care...
July 23, 2010 - 12:00am
July 16, 2010
For aging population, need for community services is outgrowing the funding
WILLMAR -- Despite all the transportation, nutrition, respite and other services in the region to serve the aging population, Lynn Buckley still...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
July 14, 2010
Franken's staff to host Willmar hearing on senior issues
WILLMAR -- Staff with Sen. Al Franken's office will visit Willmar Thursday to hear from the area's senior population about the issues they face. The meeting will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Willmar Community Center. Input from this meeting, as well as from other listening...
July 14, 2010 - 2:28pm
June 9, 2010
$5.5 million expansion and renovation project set to begin later in the year at Rice Care Center
WILLMAR -- The first shovelful of dirt will be turned late this fall for a long-awaited $5.5 million expansion at the Rice Care Center. Over...
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
County dedicates $10K to fight against invasive species in local lakes
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Lakes Association will use a $10,000 county grant to increase public awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species, like Eurasian water milfoil, curly-leaf pondweed and zebra mussels. Some of the funds may be used to conduct inspections...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 3, 2010
'Something to live for': Bethesda volunteer, 75, presented award from Aging Services of Minn.
WILLMAR -- Mary Jane Stredde was so busy greeting well-wishers Tuesday afternoon that she hardly had time to sip her coffee. Stredde, 75, shook...
March 3, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
Bethesda launches capital campaign
WILLMAR -- The exercise equipment that will be installed in Bethesda Health and Housing's new senior wellness center is designed to be kind to older adults -- safe, easy to use and gentle on aging muscles and joints. Bethesda officials see it as one of the ways Bethesda can help...
January 27, 2010 - 12:00am