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BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota offers Black Friday tips
Minn. students practice persuasion on the guy at the top: the superintendent
Dredged sand may bolster Duluth beach eroded by high level of Lake Superior
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Timberwolves hand Magic sixth straight loss
Wild hand Sabres seventh straight loss
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
December 17, 2013
Embattled Minn. health exchange chief resigns
ST. PAUL — A Costa Rican vacation gave MNsure’s executive director a permanent break from her job. April Todd-Malmlov handed her resignation...
December 17, 2013 - 11:01pm
November 15, 2013
Rice Hospital projects stagnant finances for 2014
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital has proposed a tightly constrained budget for 2014 that aims for a conservative 2 percent margin and projects little or no change in revenue and expenses. Look for the hospital to continue focusing on its cost structure next year, Bill Fenske, chief...
November 15, 2013 - 11:39pm
November 13, 2013
Medical profession tells doctors to get serious about obesity
ATLANTA — Next time you go for a checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight. The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients...
November 13, 2013 - 11:38pm
Forums will assist local residents in enrolling in Obamacare
WILLMAR — A pair of forums, one for the public and one for area nonprofits and their staff, will be held next week on the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the new MNsure health insurance exchange. The two forums, hosted by Heartland Community Action Agency, are part of a broader...
November 13, 2013 - 11:36pm
Obama admin. posts low health care signups
WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration says fewer than 27,000 people managed to enroll for health insurance last month in the 36 states relying on the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's overhaul. The dismal numbers released Wednesday by federal health...
November 13, 2013 - 2:48pm
November 4, 2013
Willmar location helps Heartland Orthopedic Specialists take next step
WILLMAR — When the staff sat down with a designer to develop the plan for the new Heartland Orthopedic Specialists clinic in Willmar, they...
November 4, 2013 - 11:25pm
October 25, 2013
Contractors describe scant pre-launch testing of U.S. healthcare site
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard on Thursday.
October 25, 2013 - 9:02am
October 23, 2013
White House steps up damage control on health care rollout
WASHINGTON — The White House sought to limit the political damage from the troubled rollout of the government’s health care Web site on Wednesday as Republicans increased the pressure to delay parts of President Obama’s signature domestic policy. Obama administration officials...
October 23, 2013 - 10:17pm
Editorial: Health care Web site needs fixing now
President Obama is correct that the HealthCare.gov Web site problems are “inexcusable.” The time is here then for his administration to get it fixed. The historic opposition to the Affordable Care Act should have been forewarning to the administration to make sure HealthCare.gov...
October 23, 2013 - 2:00am
October 14, 2013
Red state or blue, Obamacare pricing seems apolitical
NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - For Americans who are able to check out new insurance plans launched under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, the price differences from state to state may be surprising. Residents of Minnesota, a Democratic-led state, are likely to pay the lowest...
October 14, 2013 - 11:00am
October 4, 2013
Online portals help local patients become engaged in health care
With a few clicks, Family Practice Medical Center patients can see their lab results online, review their medication list or peruse the doctor’s...
October 4, 2013 - 11:05pm
September 30, 2013
'Obamacare' registration opens Tuesday, decision now lies with American people
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and budget brinkmanship.
September 30, 2013 - 11:28am
September 12, 2013
Health overhaul confuses Medicare beneficiaries
MIAMI (AP) -- Dear seniors, your Medicare benefits aren't changing under the Affordable Care Act. That's the message federal health officials are trying to get out to elderly consumers confused by overlapping enrollment periods for Medicare and so-called "Obamacare."
September 12, 2013 - 7:59am
September 10, 2013
Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Korey Kormick, 29, has not had health insurance for at least a decade. His job, as a contract employee directing chess tournaments...
September 10, 2013 - 6:53am
September 6, 2013
Insurance rollout brings more debate
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance could provide the lowest premiums in the country, but when state officials announced those numbers Friday, they could not compare the new prices to what consumers pay today....
September 6, 2013 - 11:51pm