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Republican state senator announces bid to unseat Peterson
Police Commission hears evidence to fire longtime Willmar law enforcement officer
Wrongful death lawsuit filed in accident that killed man in Buffalo Lake
While the first real storm of the season promised more than it delivered, it’s going to be messy for a few days
Wolves game in Mexico postponed after smoke enters arena
NFL fines Vikings' Cook for touching official
Konerko to retuns to White Sox, Morneau to sign with Rockies
College football: Minnesota waits for bowl destination
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Fiat says no Chrysler IPO in 2013
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Play our High School Football Pigskin Pickem Contest
Review: Five shoppings apps to get you the best prices
Take control of holiday spending: Finance counselor says make a budget, start shopping early
Thomas H. Bonde
Adella C. Kvendru,
Margaret Anne Walsh
Arden H. Pearson
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Willmar Council is balanced (link fixed)
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
Letter: A rational view of the mayor
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...
news / region
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...
news / region
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 been reported of deer ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease, and the more common dog tick, or wood tick. "It seems like they're now...
news / local
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...
news / local
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...
news / local
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.
business / local / region
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...
opinion / editorials
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...
local / community
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am