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Trump accepts Macron's invitation to visit Paris in July
Update: West Central Minn. man killed in skid loader accident identified
NTSB report reveals Wisconsin teens 'waving' at people before plane crash
Donation from animal lover to benefit homeless pets
Cross-country air race builds aviation interest for new female fliers at UND
Knicks cut ties with Jackson after 3 years
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Red Sox top Twins without suspended Farrell
In rookie Justin Patton, Timberwolves see late bloomer with high ceiling
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Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
Sandy Hook families urge NBC to drop Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview
20 new and returning TV shows that you should check out this summer
'Bachelor in Paradise' production halted, show in question after alleged 'misconduct' on set
'Big Fish' a lovely piece of Americana at The Barn in Willmar
Pedal for Project Impact 2017: Local cyclists ride for a reason
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
'Sweet Land the Musical': Rural debut is tonight where movie was made
'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London
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AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
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Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
WCT Sports Show: Three things we've learned
U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
WCT Sports Show: Top 10 Basketball Games of the Year
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May 8, 2017
Caregiving crisis unfolds, communities urged to mobilize
WILLMAR — It didn't take long for the discussion at a caregiving forum last week to turn earnest. At one table, participants wrestled...
May 8, 2017 - 6:45am
May 7, 2017
Small home, large life: 55 and older residents minimize to live bigger
MOORHEAD, Minn. — More than ever for homes, one size does not fit all. Some builders, like Jason Eid, customize models to meet the demands...
May 7, 2017 - 7:59am
May 2, 2017
GlenOaks to add secure memory care unit to New London campus
NEW LONDON — A wing of the GlenOaks long-term care campus in New London will be transformed into a specialized memory care unit. The secure...
May 2, 2017 - 6:21am
April 29, 2017
Caregiving documentary to be shown Wednesday in Willmar
WILLMAR — A free screening of "Care," a new documentary about caregiving, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County...
April 29, 2017 - 7:54am
April 17, 2017
As people age, the factors that drive depression may shift
Different types of problems are most likely to afflict people at different times of life, so common risk factors for depression change over the...
April 17, 2017 - 7:00am
February 28, 2017
Caregiver workforce grants awarded
WILLMAR — Renville Health Services in Renville and the Rice Care Center in Willmar are among the recipients of grants awarded by the LeadingAge Minnesota Foundation to boost the caregiving workforce. The funds were targeted to strategies that increase the quality, quantity...
February 28, 2017 - 1:16pm
September 14, 2016
Bethesda residents and staff celebrate move to new home
WILLMAR—To the fanfare of the KMS marching band and a procession of classic cars, residents of Bethesda Heritage Center said goodbye Tuesday...
September 14, 2016 - 7:12am
August 9, 2016
Kandiyohi County sees worrisome increase in self-neglect reports among vulnerable adults
WILLMAR—They're older or disabled, vulnerable, frequently living alone with little support, and sinking into self-neglect. It's a situation...
August 9, 2016 - 5:39pm
July 15, 2016
Regional grants awarded to support community aging
HUTCHINSON -- The Southwest Initiative Foundation has awarded eight grants totaling $275,960 to support Age-Friendly Community projects in southwest...
July 15, 2016 - 11:50pm
July 11, 2016
Memory cafe to fill unmet social, emotional needs of dementia
WILLMAR—As part of their homework for starting a memory cafe in Willmar, Kathy Thonvold and Renita Thonvold visited Arthur's Memory Cafe...
July 11, 2016 - 11:48am
September 6, 2015
More Minn. cabin owners expected to become full-timers at the lake as boomers age
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. -- From the windows of their remodeled farmhouse, Gary and Karalyn Harrington can watch the cattails sway along the...
September 6, 2015 - 11:31am
Divine Home Care names Aakre marketing manager
WILLMAR — Divine Home Care has hired Samantha Aakre as marketing manager. She will be responsible for managing advertising, marketing and promotional activities for the company. Also, she will be responsible for maintenance of company website and social media platforms. Aakre joined...
May 6, 2015 - 12:46am
April 27, 2015
Letter: Listening to long-term care issues
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the following legislators who met with me, fellow caregivers, residents and other senior care providers at the LeadingAge Minnesota's Regional Town Hall Forum that was held April 2 at Avera Marshall Medical Center. The legislators...
April 27, 2015 - 6:52am
April 25, 2015
Letter: A crisis in eldercare
West central Minnesota has always been a great place to live, work and raise a family. We need to make sure that it is also a great place to grow older. As a registered nurse in long-term care, I see daily the crisis we are in at this time. I have worked in long-term care my...
April 25, 2015 - 4:55am
March 10, 2015
Letter: Funding for the elderly
We all know that a lack of funding for our nursing homes and long-term care system is a major problem, especially as our state gets older. But I was a little surprised when I heard comments on the issue from our new state representative, Dave Baker. Baker was quoted in a story saying,...
March 10, 2015 - 12:00am