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Foam soap may not measure up to liquid soap
Dylan talks Minnesota, Duluth in new interview
Minnesota man, 29, gets probation for fondling 67-year-old woman in her apartment
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
Wild sign Wisconsin captain Kunin
Former juniors reunite at NCAA West Regional, recall lessons from Clark Cup season
Goodell: NFL officiating chief gets final say on all replays
United States celebrates first World Baseball Classic title
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Milton M. Hamann
Marian A. Hanson
Ruth O. Jones
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
Swift: The new 'Maximum Overdrive': Could our appliances be too smart?
January 9, 2014
Woman found in Duluth alley being treated for frostbite
DULUTH -- A woman found in an alley Sunday morning was in serious condition Wednesday at a St. Paul hospital, where she is being treated for frostbite. Duluth police said they were called at 9:38 a.m. Sunday to assist an ambulance crew and the Duluth Fire Department after...
January 9, 2014 - 11:05am
8M lives saved since U.S. alarm on smoking 50 years ago
NEW YORK — More than half of American men and over a third of women were smokers on Jan. 11, 1964, when Dr. Luther Terry delivered the first...
January 9, 2014 - 12:02am
January 8, 2014
Minnesota health, ag labs damaged
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's health and agriculture laboratories near the state Capitol building are closed after the building's heating system failed due to cold weather. Repairs could cost at least $1 million. Health Department officials blamed the cold weather for freezing portions...
January 8, 2014 - 8:13am
January 2, 2014
Flu activity is becoming widespread in region, state
WILLMAR — Influenza activity has been rising across Minnesota and is now widespread, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. According to preliminary new figures released Thursday, 71 influenza-related hospitalizations were reported during the week that ended Dec....
January 2, 2014 - 4:19pm
Doctors, hospitals expect some confusion as Obamacare plans start
(Reuters) - Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under...
January 2, 2014 - 8:54am
December 31, 2013
Walgreen offers month of prescriptions to backlogged Obamacare enrollees
(Reuters) - Walgreen Co said on Monday it will provide a month's supply of certain prescriptions at no upfront cost to U.S. participants who have not yet received a plan identification number under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. The offering comes as U.S. government...
December 31, 2013 - 7:29am
December 24, 2013
Obamacare signup deadline pushed back to today
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Americans scrambled to beat a deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the White House gave most consumers an extra day, until Tuesday, to obtain coverage that starts January 1.
December 24, 2013 - 12:34am
December 20, 2013
Last-minute Obamacare exemption for those with canceled plans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration made a major last-minute policy shift on Thursday, saying the change would help Americans meet a looming deadline to replace insurance plans canceled because of new standards under Obamacare reforms.
December 20, 2013 - 7:56am
December 19, 2013
New York City Council mulls adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Council on Thursday will vote on a bill that would add electronic cigarettes to the city's strict smoking ban, in the latest of many anti-tobacco measures signed by outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
December 19, 2013 - 7:41am
December 10, 2013
Biden announces mental health push on eve of Newtown anniversary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a new push to increase access to mental health services with $100 million in new government funding nearly a year after a school shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut.
December 10, 2013 - 4:07pm
Rebranding, renovation gives Rice Home Medical a whole new look
WILLMAR — You can still find canes, hospital beds and mobility scooters at the newly rebranded Rice Home Medical. But you can also find fashionable...
December 10, 2013 - 5:16am
December 9, 2013
Report identifies challenges, opportunities to improve health in Kandiyohi, Renville counties
WILLMAR — Children in Kandiyohi County or Renville County have a higher likelihood than other Minnesota children of living in poverty. At the other end of the age spectrum, the two counties both have larger aging populations than the state average, and a shrinking number of younger...
December 9, 2013 - 5:11am
December 3, 2013
One million new visits to Obamacare website Monday: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's chief of staff said on Tuesday that more than 1 million new visitors had checked out the HealthCare.gov website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new...
December 3, 2013 - 10:59am
With website improved, Obama to pitch health plan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will try to sell the American people on the relaunch of his troubled healthcare program on Tuesday in a bid to restore confidence in his signature domestic policy initiative and, more broadly, in his presidency.
December 3, 2013 - 6:36am
December 2, 2013
HealthCare.gov website faces new tests as traffic builds
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his HealthCare.gov website face another critical test starting this week, as Americans who have been unable to enroll in health coverage under Obamacare rush to a site that continues to face challenges.
December 2, 2013 - 7:27am