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Rail bypass funding, realignment loom large as Kandiyohi County concerns
Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites
Willmar man charged with indecent exposure at the library
5 injured in Stearns County accident
Minnesota man pleads guilty in birthday shooting case
College Volleyball: No. 3 Ridgewater strong in Crossover
From ND to the pros, Carson Wentz wins over Philly
WNBA admits big L.A. basket shouldn't have counted
NFL Previews: Vikings’ Bradford returns to Philly
Junior Hockey: Sloppy WarHawks fall to New Ulm
Prince’s legendary vault is now open; song due out in November
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature
'Wayside School' opens tonight at The Barn
Rolling Stones to release new album in December
Lady Gaga to perfom Super Bowl halftime show
An Epic journey
Spooktacular: The whole family can help make ghostly yard ornaments
As 2017 looms, time to review your Medicare coverage
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
The prairie chicken is featured on Northland Outdoors TV
Harold L. Wieber
Paul E. Biermann
Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
Corrine Nelson letter: Help the U.S. rise from its decay
Tomi Pirrotta letter: Why this voter is with Dave
Jim Van Der Pol letter: Falk supports public education
Mark McNally letter: Westrom is a friend of education
December 1, 2015
Home, community caregivers seek more state money
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who provide the elderly and disabled care in their homes and other community-based settings are leaving the profession...
December 1, 2015 - 10:09pm
November 24, 2015
'Flying ICU's' part of rural health care strategy in Willmar, growing number of Minnesota hospital systems
DULUTH - It was ironic that in an event intended to highlight high-speed transfer of patients from remote places to city hospitals, the main...
November 24, 2015 - 9:48am
November 18, 2015
MNsure’s interim CEO given permanent position
ST. PAUL — Allison O’Toole will remain the chief executive officer of MNsure, the group’s board of directors announced Wednesday. O’Toole has served as interim CEO since May, and had not previously expressed interest in retaining the position. Board Chairman Pete Benner said...
November 18, 2015 - 11:03pm
November 17, 2015
Citizens in west central Minnesota speak out on rising health insurance costs
OLIVIA — Legislators heard the pain that rising health care insurance premiums are causing those who are buying individual policies this year. Small...
November 17, 2015 - 11:33pm
August 18, 2015
SW Minn. health partnership achieves $4 million in savings
WILLMAR — An integrated health partnerships demonstration project by Southern Prairie Community Care achieved $4 million in savings in 2014 while managing care for the Medicaid population in 12 participating counties. Altogether, the 16 provider groups working with the Minnesota...
August 18, 2015 - 5:41pm
July 23, 2015
Nearly $2 billion in Minnesota spent on care that likely could have been avoided
ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers, health plans and individuals spent $1.9 billion in 2012 for health care that potentially could have been prevented. So...
July 23, 2015 - 10:00am
June 25, 2015
Rozendaal is chair-elect of Medical Group Association
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers Chief Financial Officer Tom Rozendaal was recently nominated and named the incoming chair-elect for the American Medical Group Association CFO Leadership Council beginning July 1. The council is a trusted network of chief financial...
June 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
June 23, 2015
Same care, different model: Rice Hospital to begin integrated approach to intensive care
WILLMAR — The “where” of intensive care at Rice Memorial Hospital is changing this week, but not the “how.” On Wednesday the hospital...
June 23, 2015 - 12:41am
June 4, 2015
Insurance companies seek big premium hikes
ST. PAUL — Proposals by some insurers for large health insurance premium increases upset key politicians. “The proposed rate increases from Minnesota’s health insurers are outrageous, given that our state’s health care costs have been increasing by only 3 percent,” Democratic...
June 4, 2015 - 11:17pm
May 6, 2015
Divine Home Care names Aakre marketing manager
WILLMAR — Divine Home Care has hired Samantha Aakre as marketing manager. She will be responsible for managing advertising, marketing and promotional activities for the company. Also, she will be responsible for maintenance of company website and social media platforms. Aakre joined...
May 6, 2015 - 12:46am
Tiadjeri is new OB/GYN with ACMC-Willmar
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Center announces the addition of Dr. Laamy Tiadjera as new OB/GYN to meet the health care needs of women in Willmar and surrounding communities. She will begin seeing patients at ACMC-Willmar in June. Tiadjeri recently completed her obstetrics...
May 6, 2015 - 12:45am
April 13, 2015
Renville County Hospital and Clinics expansion to open Sept. 28
OLIVIA — The future of rural health care is taking shape on the eastern edge of Olivia, and it’s all about doing more at home. The RC Hospital...
April 13, 2015 - 11:00pm
April 3, 2015
Capital campaign for RC Hospital project in Olivia allows improvements beyond original scope
OLIVIA — Months before they make the move into it, health care providers at the RC Hospital and Clinics already know that the new Renville...
April 3, 2015 - 1:11am
March 5, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. The nine justices heard 85...
March 5, 2015 - 7:00am
February 26, 2015
Safety fair showcases patient care projects at Rice Hospital
WILLMAR — When pathology specimens arrived in the Rice Memorial Hospital laboratory, they were always labeled by hand. But there was a constant...
February 26, 2015 - 11:24pm