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Video: Willmar Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
State seeking Adopt a Highway volunteers, program saves state $6 million
Federal judge strikes down Minn. rules on out-of-state power plants
Willmar City Council to meet Monday evening
Willmar Schools realigning program for English Learners to serve greater number of students
NBA Playoffs: Heat shake off slow start to clip Bobcats
PGA: Kuchar wins Heritage on bunker shot
NFL: Former 2,000-yard rusher Johnson out to quiet critics
MLB: Braves’ Harang comes close to tossing no-hitter
Football: Ex-soldier says his friendly-fire shots might’ve killed Tillman
Stephen Colbert named to takeover 'Late Show' on CBS
4-part harmony on stage Saturday at WEAC in Willmar, Minn.
Bemidji featured as FX posts first seven minutes of 'Fargo' series
Mickey Rooney, versatile actor and master showman, dies At 93
David Letterman to retire from CBS 'Late Show' In 2015
Family Dollar to cuts jobs, plans to close about 350 stores
Green Mill reopens after extensive remodel
BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile
Nominatinations sought for B2B’s ‘5 Over 40’ issue in west central Minnesota
GlenOaks expands services offered at Village Apartments in New London
Cornelius "Cornie" Zondervan
Kyle J. Rotert
Alice F. Schwab
Dorothy L. Becker
For area Magic: The Gathering fans, it’s more than just a game
Twitter rolls out new look to user profile pages
Motorcycle safety: Training key to saving lives this riding season
Valle — Steinhaus
Monson — Wetterling
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Commentary: Irrigation helps U.S. farmers feed the world
Letter: A need to help homeless
Commentary: Supreme oligarchy
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
January 29, 2013
Willmar doctor disciplined for two failed surgeries
WILLMAR — A Willmar doctor was disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice this month for performing two eyelid surgeries, both on the same patient, that went awry. Dr. Martin Janning was ordered to complete a pre-approved course in oculoplastic surgery within the next...
news / local
January 29, 2013 - 10:57am
August 30, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Fire all the fat patients
August 30, 2012 - 8:47am
Olivia, Minn., mouring the loss of longtime doctor, spiritual leader
OLIVIA -- Dr. Paul Thompson was everything that a small-town doctor could be, dedicated to his work, genuinely caring about his patients and always helping others. "A kind and godly man, so grace-filled," said Michal Ann Haakenson of Olivia. Haakenson and her husband, Dr. Robert...
March 30, 2012 - 6:00am
March 22, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Avoiding the doctor's office
March 22, 2012 - 8:59am
February 16, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Study says patient satisfaction may be deadly
February 16, 2012 - 8:41am
January 12, 2012
Areavoices.com: Fessing up to tobacco use
It's a question many of us are routinely asked during a visit to the doctor: Do you smoke or use tobacco? Ideally, nothing less than the truth...
January 12, 2012 - 8:45am
January 4, 2012
Areavoices.com: Opening up the doctor's notebook
If you could see what your doctor is writing about you in your medical record, would this hurt or enhance the doctor-patient relationship? A...
January 4, 2012 - 9:27am
December 29, 2011
Areavoices.com: Social media screenings could improve patient care
Doctors already query patients about whether they drink, use tobacco or are up to date on their immunizations. Should they also be asking about...
December 29, 2011 - 8:44am
Letter: Memories of Dr. Hodapp
Recently, Willmar lost a good friend and leader: Dr. Robert V. Hodapp. He served as Willmar's mayor for one term in the 1960s. I don't know what he did back then, but anybody who can be a doctor and a mayor at the same time deserves a lot of credit. Had he run for office a few years...
opinion / letters
November 29, 2010 - 12:00am
November 18, 2010
Dr. Hodapp, pediatrician and former mayor, dead at age of 86
WILLMAR -- Dr. Robert V. Hodapp had a way of staying calm, no matter how intense the situation. "He was always even-tempered. Ev-en if he got upset, he didn't show it very much," recalled Dr. James Tiede, one of Hod-app's former colleagues. Hodapp, a longtime pediatrician and former...
news / local
November 18, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
'Compassionate to the nth degree': New London doctor is Minnesota's family physician of the year
NEW LONDON -- Dr. Rick Wehseler's day starts early. At 5:30 a.m. he's at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, rounding on his patients who are in the hospital. Some days he stays for a meeting or two at the hospital, where he's also the chief of staff. Today he's lucky: no meetings....
news / local
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
Judge rejects new trial in Kan. abortion shooting
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A zealot who gunned down one of the few U.S. doctors who provided late-term abortions appears in court today to be sentenced and was expected to speak again about his beliefs. Scott Roeder, 52, faces a mandatory life prison sentence for the murder of Dr.
news / nation
April 1, 2010 - 10:55am
October 9, 2009
Atwater City Council looks to Family Practice Medical Center to staff its clinic
ATWATER -- Hopes are being renewed that the Atwater clinic could be re-opened. During a report Wednesday, the Atwater City Council was informed that discussions are underway with Family Practice Medical Center in Willmar to staff the small town clinic. Negotiations between Atwater...
news / local
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
March 13, 2009
Closing came down to shortage of rural doctors
In the end, the closing of the Affiliated Community Medical Centers clinic in Atwater came down to an insurmountable challenge: Fewer primary care doctors are interested in rural practice, and even less are willing to go solo. ACMC officials searched for various solutions that would...
news / extra / local
March 13, 2009 - 5:09pm
Atwater clinic to close
When Dr. Stephen Olsen closes his 30-year career as a solo-practice family physician this spring, the doors of the Atwater clinic will also close. Olsen, 60, is retiring. The small but cheery clinic where Olsen has worked for his entire career will close May 1. For the first time...
news / extra / region / local
March 13, 2009 - 5:06pm