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Minnesota police sergeant loses job, put on probation for sex with 17-year-old
Catch and release returning to Mille Lacs for open water season
ND father doing better in burn unit after losing his kids in fire
Pentagon delivers draft plan to 'rapidly' defeat Islamic State to White House
What you need to know about Minnesota health insurance premium subsidies
Trade energizes Wild as they aim for playoffs
Competing Twins outfielders once had mentor-pupil relationship
Wild's Parise, Pominville sidelined with mumps
Big Wild trade makes it look like team is going for it all
May hoping to earn spot in Twins starting rotation
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
'Fire & Ice': Diamond Edge figure skating show is Saturday, Sunday in Willmar
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Melvin Clarence Woltjer
Marvin C. Woehler
Grace E. Peterson
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
January 2, 2016
Holmgren winds up long career as Willmar family doctor, leader of regional clinic
WILLMAR — Up until the last minute, Dr. Ron Holmgren’s schedule was filled with meetings, administrative work, phone calls and seeing patients....
January 2, 2016 - 12:37am
December 21, 2015
Relocation of Willmar hospital's laboratory will make way for permanent PET/CT
WILLMAR — The laboratory at Rice Memorial Hospital is preparing to move some of its services into renovated space on the second floor. Once the move is accomplished, there will be room on the first floor to add PET/CT imaging to the array of local medical imaging services. The...
December 21, 2015 - 12:05am
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