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Saving Rick's place: Friends rally to help keep Willmar man in his home
Chris Wallace to Reince Priebus: 'You Don't Get to Tell Us What to Do'
Box Office: 'Lego Batman' flies high over 'Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight'
Five injured in Pope County head-on crash with ambulance
Restarting out of bankruptcy, company revives former MN mining operation
Local Roundup: WarHawks drop second straight at New Ulm
Four Cards off to state
Prep Wrestling: Willmar wins fourth-straight section crown
Zucker and linemates lead Wild past Predators
Berrios more comfortable, feels command improving
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
Driving a hard bargain for taxes
States' rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings
Murder and Mayhem are hers to tell in Redwood County
Fagen Fighters Museum in Granite Falls listed as a top Minnesota attraction
The many meanings of Valentine's Day
Winifred E. O'Leary
Ronnie D. Clark
Donna M. Goff
Marlyn K. Sandry
Arlene L. Mortenson
Letters: Principles to guide our lives
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
February 9, 2011
Co. prepares to convert clients to Medical Assistance under expansion signed by governor
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County family services officials are gearing up for a process to expand Medical Assistance coverage to at least 360 low-income adults. The change is coming about because Gov. Mark Dayton signed an executive order last month for implementation of the expanded...
February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
July 21, 2010
Kandiyohi County will pay state health insurance premiums for 'poorest of poor'
WILLMAR -- To help some of the county's poorest and sickest residents from slipping through the health care cracks, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay a $4 monthly insurance premium to enroll those individuals in MinnesotaCare for six months. The premium...
July 21, 2010 - 12:00am
May 18, 2010
Questions, uncertainty surround future of GAMC care
WILLMAR -- Local officials see anxiety, uncertainty and confusion surrounding the restructuring of Minnesota's General Assistance Medical Care program. Where should these clients go for medical care? Who's going to pay the bill? "We're fielding phone calls," Mike Schramm, chief...
May 18, 2010 - 12:00am
April 16, 2010
'Tremendous' financial risk in joining new GAMC system, Rice CEO says
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital hasn't decided yet whether to join the care coordination delivery system that's being formed for Minnesota's newly retooled General Assistance Medical Care program. Hospital officials are looking at the financial projections, however, and have grave...
April 16, 2010 - 12:00am
March 27, 2010
Kandiyohi County says it is prepared for GAMC changes
WILLMAR -- Compromise legislation that will keep the general assistance medical care program alive means more changes for county family service departments that administer the program. "We're capable and ready to respond," said Kandiyohi County Family Services Director Jay Kieft...
March 27, 2010 - 12:00am
March 2, 2010
House upholds Pawlenty veto of health program for poor
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House upheld Gov.
March 2, 2010 - 12:00am
March 1, 2010
Hospital officials keep close eye on GAMC
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital officials are keeping a close eye on legislative action that could decide the fate of General Assistance Medical Care and those patients who are covered by the program. The Minnesota Senate voted Thursday to override Gov. Tim Pawlenty's veto to restore...
March 1, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
GAMC lives to fight another month
ST. PAUL -- Low-income Minnesotans who depend on a state program for health care won a one-month extension. General Assistance Medical Care will remain in operation a month longer than expected, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Human Services Commissioner Cal Ludeman announced Wednesday. The...
January 28, 2010 - 12:00am
January 27, 2010
GAMC lives another month
ST. PAUL -- Low-income Minnesotans who depend on a state program for health care won a one-month extension. General Assistance Medical Care will remain in operation a month longer than expected, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Human Services Commissioner Cal Ludeman announced today. The new...
January 27, 2010 - 1:20pm
December 11, 2009
Local officials and residents preparing for a life without GAMC funds
WILLMAR -- There's a large collection of prescription medications on the countertop in Pix Erickson's small kitchen. The medications help the...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
Dems look to plug GAMC's hole
ST. PAUL -- Democrats want to use federal money, force counties to pay more and divert other funds to restore health care coverage to Minnesota's...
December 11, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
Rice staff weighs up potential impact of state cuts
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital officials are still trying to assess what the loss of General Assistance Medical Care will cost the city-owned...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am