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Astronomers find seven Earth-size planets where life may be possible
Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms, draft suggests
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Seven arrested, meth found following high-speed chase
Decadent slow cooker desserts to delight your palette
Multiple concussions have NASCAR's Danica Patrick thinking about future
Hockey Olympian sisters tap Fighting Sioux logo designer for new apparel line
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Minnesota Opinion: Kill Legislature's ridiculous secret-meeting exemption
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
January 6, 2011
Diagnosis, job loss came back-to-back
BENSON -- Elizabeth Giese was caught off guard by the pain, swelling and growing fatigue that began to afflict her in 2009. The swelling puffed...
January 6, 2011 - 8:00am
December 2, 2010
About Migrant Health Service
The Migrant Health Service clinic in Willmar is open year round at 130 Willmar Ave. S.E., Willmar. Health care services include chronic disease management, physical exams and health education. Sliding fee scales are income-based. Qualifying patients are eligible for vouchers that...
December 2, 2010 - 12:00am
Migrant Health Service clinic meets regional need
WILLMAR -- Terry Stetzel is on the phone with a patient's chart in front of her, and she's worried. She needs a Migrant Health Service voucher...
December 2, 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 25, 2010
Portions of Marsh Lake islands to be closed for waterfowl hunting
MARSH LAKE -- Waterfowl hunters are being advised that portions of islands in Marsh Lake will be closed during the waterfowl season as a precaution to prevent the possible spread of Newcastle disease. The islands are located in a nonmotorized zone of the lake, which is near Appleton...
September 25, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2010
Newcastle Disease causes bird die-off in Big Stone
APPLETON -- Hundreds of double-crested cormorants and ring-billed gulls on Marsh Lake in Big Stone County have died from Newcastle Disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). As of Wednesday, about 500 cormorants and 400 ring-billed gulls had been found...
August 7, 2010 - 12:00am
April 19, 2010
Weather brings early return of pesky parasite
The early start of spring this year might be welcome, but along with it comes a less welcome annual visitor: ticks. Several sightings have already...
April 19, 2010 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Clinics singled out for optimal care in chronic disease
Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Renville County Hospital and Clinics have been recognized by Bridges to Excellence for meeting optimal standards in diabetes and vascular care in 2008. Bridges to Excellence was introduced in 2004 to financially reward clinics that meet certain...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 1, 2009
State health officials expressing caution as tick-borne disease on the rise in Minnesota
A growing number of ticks in Minnesota are carrying organisms that cause disease in humans, raising the risk that a bite by a black-legged, or deer, tick might lead to illness. From 2005 to 2008, staff with the Minnesota Department of Health collected ticks from regions of Minnesota...
June 1, 2009 - 12:00am
May 5, 2009
Assistance with son's care helps Sunburg family live a normal life
SUNBURG -- By his second birthday, Angela Sondrol already knew that her son's aggressive behavior represented more than his being a "naughty kid.'' She sought help for him in every direction to no avail. As a single parent, she moved in with her parents for help with his care.
May 5, 2009 - 12:00am
April 29, 2009
Editorial: Bachmann has a foot-in-mouth problem
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann looks more and more like a politician with permanent foot-in-mouth disease. Yes, the 6th District Republican representative is opened her mouth again and, surprise, says something -- either outrageous or wrong. This week it was both. Bachmann said...
April 29, 2009 - 12:00am
February 22, 2009
HealthBeat blog: cancer fakers
A Tennessee woman made the headlines last week, accused of pretending to have cancer so she could scam friends and coworkers for money. Why would anyone do such a thing? The West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog explores this question in Cancer fakers.
February 22, 2009 - 11:56am
October 8, 2008
Family practice to take over congestive heart failure program
WILLMAR -- Family Practice Medical Center is launching a congestive heart failure program to fill the gap left last month when Rice Memorial Hospital dropped its outpatient congestive heart failure clinic. The new initiative will be modeled after the hospital's program, which provided...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
New diabetes center to open next week
WILLMAR -- Willmar Medical Services is starting the process this week of organizing its new diabetes center and setting up patient appointments. Monday is opening day for what officials hope will be a streamlined, more efficient way of delivering outpatient diabetes care that reins...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am