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No draft for women in $618.7 billion annual defense bill heading to Obama
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
Man facing 16 felonies for alleged kidnapping, assault of Willmar woman
Santa comes early to Jefferson
Solar garden planned north of Brainerd
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
Minnesota man recovering from crawling for 16 hours through frozen terrain after breaking his leg
ROCHESTER - A former Mayo Clinic doctor from Rochester is calling it "a Christmas miracle" that he survived being trapped overnight Dec. 19 for...
January 8, 2016 - 10:25am
May 6, 2014
Letter: Why no visit from the doctor?
I was very surprised to learn that most ACMC doctors who are our primary care doctor over the years will not be available to be our doctor should we have to enter Rice Hospital as a patient. Some doctors continue to provide a continuum of care both at ACMC and Rice Hospital. I think...
May 6, 2014 - 4:00am
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am