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Lawmakers hear local concerns about rising health insurance costs
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Man sentenced to prison for threatening family with gun
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November 1, 2012
Volunteers set record $100,000 goal for Rice Health Foundation fundraiser
WILLMAR -- Organizers of the Rice Health Foundation's annual holiday festival this month hope to raise a record $100,000 from the event. Volunteers say they're heartened by the response so far and optimistic they will reach their ambitious goal. The event already has a record number...
November 1, 2012 - 12:00am
August 27, 2012
Kingston, Minn., man rides mower from edge of Canada to Iowa border
Bob Harms is crossing the state at a maximum speed of 7 mph to raise funds for hearing-impaired children. Harms began the journey across the...
August 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 7, 2012
United Way of West Central Minn. begins collecting school supplies for area families
WILLMAR -- Necessary school supplies for one student costs an average of $60 per year and 50 percent of families in west central Minnesota will...
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
March 12, 2012
United Way of West Central Minn. has record amount of funding requests
WILLMAR -- When community review panels for the United Way of West Central Minnesota sit down later this month to evaluate funding applications, they'll be working with a record number of requests. The agency has received 57 applications totaling $764,415 for its 2012-13 funding...
March 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2011
Warm the Children reaches quarter of goal
WILLMAR -- Contributions are starting to come in for the 2011 Warm the Children campaign. Goal of this year's drive is $40,000. Last year, the Warm the Children campaign took in $40,012, exceeding a goal of $39,000. The donations received helped to clothe 453 children throughout...
November 28, 2011 - 12:00am
May 4, 2011
Letter: Charity's work should go on
I was sorry to see that Jerene Mortenson, mother of Greg Mortenson, was canceled as our speaker for the mayor's prayer breakfast. I respect the mayor's decision to cancel, but I don't agree with it. We would have benefited from hearing about that "Fourth Cup of Tea," and perhaps...
May 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 24, 2010
Generosity shines right through
An annual choir of bell ringers began making music weeks ago in Kandiyohi County, the steady tinkle of their bells bringing the jingle of coins...
December 24, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
United Way already at 34 percent of its $915K goal
WILLMAR -- Barely a month into its official 2010 campaign, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has already reached 34 percent of its goal of raising $915,000 for programs that meet regional community needs. "We're seeing a good response. It's encouraging and hopeful," said Stacey...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
June 10, 2010
Rice Memorial Hospital renews its bill-collection policy with AG office
WILLMAR -- An agreement to abide by reasonable and civil bill-collection policies has been renewed between Rice Memorial Hospital and the Minnesota Attorney General's office. Board members of the city-owned hospital reviewed the agreement at their meeting Wednesday. Rice is in compliance...
June 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 3, 2010
Rice sees tripling of need for charity care
WILLMAR -- Charity care provided at Rice Memorial Hospital nearly tripled last year and will continue to rise this year as well, hospital officials said Friday. "It's just a sign of what's going on with the economy," said Bill Fenske, chief financial officer at Rice. According to...
April 3, 2010 - 12:00am
March 12, 2010
United Way, struggling to hit its target, issues a plea for donations
WILLMAR -- With only two weeks to go until its annual community review, the United Way of West Central Minnesota is more than 25 percent short of its fund-raising goal. The regional United Way put out an urgent plea this week for people to dig into their pockets and give, so all...
March 12, 2010 - 12:00am
December 14, 2009
Letter: A lesson in helping others
It was actually nice to read a good story in the West Central Tribune on Dec. 7. It is nice to know that there are good Samaritans in our surrounding community that were willing to help out Norman Rohner with his harvest during his time of illness.
December 14, 2009 - 12:00am
April 18, 2009
United Way reaches 99 percent
WILLMAR -- In spite of a challenging year for raising money, the United Way of West Central Minnesota has reached 99.7 percent of its campaign...
April 18, 2009 - 12:00am
March 5, 2009
Cushman Rice trust fund to seek reclassification in effort to remove restrictions on how funding can be distributed
WILLMAR -- Trustees for the Cushman Rice fund will petition the court to revise the fund's legal status, a move that will eliminate restrictions on how the money is distributed. This course of action was approved Wednesday by the finance committee of the Rice Memorial Hospital board....
March 5, 2009 - 12:00am
Wal-Mart Foundation awards more than $40K in local grants
WILLMAR -- Just in time for the holidays, more than $40,000 in grant money for local nonprofit organizations and projects was announced Thursday by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The grant awards will support projects ranging from a literacy initiative at the ACGC Schools to the Willmar...
December 5, 2008 - 12:00am