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April 5, 2013
Focus 2013: Rising to the Challenge
April 5, 2013 - 6:00am
April 4, 2013
Focus 2013: Rising to the Challenge
April 4, 2013 - 9:27am
April 3, 2013
Mary Catherwood of Willmar, right, looks over the fresh produce being sold by Larry Larson of Willmar June 14, 2012, during the Becker Market. The market is held Thursday afternoons throughout the summer  and into the fall on Becker Avenue in downtown Willmar. Tribune file photo by Ron Adams
Willmar’s downtown: A vibrant downtown, with busy, growing businesses
April 3, 2013 - 3:13pm
The New Normal: Calling on local governments to innovate
April 3, 2013 - 11:00am
Trish Ejnik, technology assistant at New London-Spicer Schools, speaks from her office with Little Crow Telemedia Network director Pete Royer in a videoconference using an iPad and the ClearSea app. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf
NLS is catching up on technology
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
An architect with Engan Associates of Willmar, Andrew Bjur’s local involvement with city government began about 13 years ago when he was interested in seeing improved usage of the parks and better connections in the trail system. A Generation Xer, Bjur is now chairing and volunteering on the Minnesota Green Steps Committee for Willmar.  Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Want to engage younger generations in government? Just ask them!
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Majority of counties have made changes in electing or appointing statutory officials
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Kandiyohi County is in the process of redesigning where departments are located in the county’s office buildings, and how employees from those departments work together to provide efficient services. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Bill could ease way for counties to appoint officials
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
The Kandiyohi Area Transit is a good example of collaboration between the city of Willmar and Kandiyohi County. The public transportation system provides rides city-wide and across the county. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Cities find varying ways to collaborate
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Greater Minnesota could find its voice through collaboration
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Ridgewater College carpentry students work on a house in October 2012 on 20th Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The house is expected to be completed sometime this month. Tribune file photo by Gary Miller
Ridgewater works with businesses to improve the region’s economy
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
A staff person at the Willmar Regional Cancer Center lies under the linear accelerator for demonstration purposes. The machine is used to deliver radiation therapy. The cancer center at Rice Memorial Hospital is one of a widening array of services owned and operated by Willmar Medical Services, a joint venture between the city-owned hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Willmar Medical Services: Partnership leads to better, more cost-effective patient care
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Jerrie Dodge, center right, coaches a water aerobics class at Club Bethesda in Willmar. The club, open to people age 50 and over, has more than 500 members. The fitness programs are part of Bethesda’s wellness center. People in their 50s and 60s who’ve never set foot in a nursing home come to Bethesda’s Wellness Center every week to use the customized exercise equipment or swim in the heated therapeutic pool. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Bethesda at forefront of aging demographics, new expectations
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
Counties collaborate in effort to improve health care in rural Minnesota
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
People with Parkinson’s disease participate Sept. 10, 2012, in a therapy class at Bethesda wellness center in Willmar. Last year Bethesda launched an initiative to become a regional magnet for people with Parkinson’s disease. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
An aging population
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
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