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Willmar Police dog helps track, apprehend suspect who fled on foot
Ridgewater College hosts field day at college farm
As new baby joined Minn. family, son needed new liver
Willmar council candidates speak to the voters
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Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
November 6, 2013
Top U.S. insurer expects Obamacare enrollment extension
(Reuters) - One of the largest health insurers on the Obamacare online marketplaces said on Wednesday it expects the U.S. government to extend enrollment for new coverage plans because of technical problems that have frustrated millions of potential applicants.
November 6, 2013 - 1:40pm
Lead author of Obamacare law criticizes administration over rollout
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democratic senator who served as a lead author of President Barack Obama's healthcare law criticized the administration...
November 6, 2013 - 11:28am
Interest in Obamacare rises despite website problems: Reuters/Ipsos poll
(Reuters) - Uninsured Americans are showing more interest in the coverage offered under President Barack Obama's healthcare law despite technical...
November 6, 2013 - 7:52am
November 5, 2013
Up to 17 million Americans eligible for Obamacare tax credits: report
(Reuters) - As many as 17 million low- to moderate-income Americans should be eligible for tax credits to buy private health insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law in 2014, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The subsidies are a provision of...
November 5, 2013 - 7:29am
November 4, 2013
Women’s health to benefit from annual Rice Health Foundation holiday gala
WILLMAR — Raising money for imaging technology that streamlines the surgery process for breast cancer is the goal of the Rice Health Foundation’s...
November 4, 2013 - 4:24am
Obama’s health law finally gets real for America
WASHINGTON — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know.
November 4, 2013 - 12:27am
November 2, 2013
Outdoor path helps improve physical, mental well-being for people with Parkinson’s disease
WILLMAR — A winding brick walkway and garden is helping people with Parkinson’s disease gain strength, balance and confidence in navigating...
November 2, 2013 - 6:04am
October 31, 2013
Minn., N.D. again nab top 10 spots for child health
FARGO – Minnesota and North Dakota retained their titles as two of the top 10 states in the nation for child health and well-being, according to recent rankings from the Annie E. Casey 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Thanks to a still-surging economy, North Dakota stayed at its...
October 31, 2013 - 7:04am
October 30, 2013
Sebelius says website a 'debacle'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government's top health official on Wednesday called the rollout of the website that is central to President...
October 30, 2013 - 2:25pm
U.S. health secretary takes blame for troubled insurance website
(Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday said she is responsible for the technical problems plaguing healthcare.gov, the federal website for the healthcare law's insurance marketplace. "Hold me accountable for the debacle. I'm responsible,"...
October 30, 2013 - 10:08am
October 29, 2013
Lower-cost coverage at risk if no quick fix of Obamacare website
(Reuters) - If technical problems with the U.S. government's new healthcare website are not fixed in November, hundreds of thousands of Americans could lose easy access to lower-cost coverage, jeopardizing the Obama administration's goal of making affordable insurance broadly available...
October 29, 2013 - 3:30pm
Obamacare official apologizes for website glitches
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. agency responsible for the troubled new government-run healthcare website apologized on Tuesday for the difficulty people are having in obtaining insurance, but blamed the portal's woes on contractors and high traffic.
October 29, 2013 - 1:06pm
October 28, 2013
Data center glitch is latest problem in 'Obamacare' rollout
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program's troubled rollou...
October 28, 2013 - 6:46am
October 27, 2013
Senators balk at Democratic proposal to delay new temporary health insurance fee
WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress don’t usually fight for tax increases, especially ones that are part of President Obama’s health care law. But GOP senators balked when Democrats proposed delaying a new temporary fee on everyone covered by health insurance. So employers,...
October 27, 2013 - 11:35pm
Early flu activity reported around the area
WILLMAR — It’s not too late to get vaccinated against influenza for the season, but with sporadic cases of flu beginning to show up, local health officials advise people not to procrastinate much longer. “It’s time,” said Stacey Zondervan, assistant administrator at Family...
October 27, 2013 - 11:24pm