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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
December 7, 2016
Rep. Miller to conduct health insurance meeting Dec. 13 in Olivia
OLIVIA — Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, will hold a listening session for concerns regarding rising health insurance premiums beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Renville County Government Services Center Building, 105 Fifth Street South, Room 116, Olivia. "Many of...
December 7, 2016 - 9:18am
November 30, 2016
Willmar lawmaker says special session may be brewing
WILLMAR — Willmar lawmaker Dave Baker said he thinks a special legislative session could be held yet this year. Baker, a Republican who...
November 30, 2016 - 10:53pm
November 17, 2016
Poll: Americans want Trump to focus on health care first
NEW YORK - Health care is the top issue Americans want Donald Trump to address during his first 100 days in the White House, according to a...
November 17, 2016 - 2:08pm
November 15, 2016
Chronic illnesses drive soaring health insurance costs in Minn.
ST. PAUL — Chronically ill Minnesotans are driving up health insurance premiums so much that state officials are rushing to deal with the...
November 15, 2016 - 7:13am
November 9, 2016
Dayton wants post-election special insurance session
ST. PAUL—The election did not appear to clarify whether the governor and lawmakers will agree on how to lower health insurance premiums....
November 9, 2016 - 9:11pm
October 24, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Minnesotans have more than 2 presidential candidates available
ST. PAUL—Voters will face more than two choices for president on Nov. 8, even though just two are well-funded enough to have a chance....
October 24, 2016 - 7:13am
October 12, 2016
Dayton: 'Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable'
ST. PAUL—Minnesota's governor says a President Barack Obama inspired health-care law needs work. "The reality is the Affordable Care Act...
October 12, 2016 - 1:38pm
August 29, 2016
Loomis, Mathiowetz join Big Stone Therapies
OLIVIA—Danelle Loomis has joined Big Stone Therapies in Olivia as a physical therapist, and Kayla Mathiowetz is a new speech language...
August 29, 2016 - 12:28pm
August 22, 2016
Rice Hospital names new director of finance
WILLMAR—Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar has named Jessica Hennen as its director of finance. Hennen has served as a financial analyst...
August 22, 2016 - 12:19pm
August 9, 2016
New surgeon joins ACMC
WILLMAR—Dr. Katherine Reigstad, general and vascular surgeon, has joined the Affiliated Community Medical Centers team. She specializes in vascular surgery, dealing with diseases affecting the vascular system including arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. Reigstad will begin...
August 9, 2016 - 12:57pm
Benson native to join clinic as family physician
BENSON—Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Swift County-Benson Hospital announce Dr. Josie Syverson will provide medical care for families and individuals at the ACMC-Benson clinic. Syverson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor's degree in...
August 9, 2016 - 12:52pm
August 8, 2016
Rice Hospital awarded 4-star rating
WILLMAR -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently awarded Rice Memorial Hospital four stars in the CMS overall hospital quality...
August 8, 2016 - 4:33pm
July 26, 2016
Southern Prairie Community Care has successful second year
MARSHALL—In its second year, Southern Prairie Community Care program has more than 26,000 attributed members and saved Minnesota taxpayers $10 million in projected state spending. Southern Prairie works with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to deliver healthcare to...
July 26, 2016 - 1:00am
July 21, 2016
Joint meeting set on Benson senior living project
BENSON -- A proposal by the Swift County-Benson Hospital to build a 75-unit senior housing facility attached to the hospital, with potential...
July 21, 2016 - 11:57pm
July 19, 2016
Rice Rehabilitation Center moves into its new facility
WILLMAR -- Boxes were being unpacked Friday morning as staff settled into the new Rice Rehabilitation Center. Outside, workers were putting the...
July 19, 2016 - 11:50pm