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Great Indoors: Dessert imposters make April Fools fun
75-year history of Grove City business ends
Full circle return for versatile trumpeter from Lac qui Parle Valley
At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'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
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
March 24, 2017
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
NEW YORK - Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation,...
March 24, 2017 - 7:34pm
March 19, 2017
Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans
WASHINGTON - U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans...
March 19, 2017 - 1:46pm
March 7, 2017
Trump endorses House Republican healthcare plan, obstacles remain
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a plan by Republican lawmakers to replace the Obamacare healthcare statute that faces obstacles...
March 7, 2017 - 11:58am
February 26, 2017
Trump to unveil health care plan details Tuesday
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul President Barack Obama's signature...
February 26, 2017 - 9:55pm
June 18, 2016
Minnesota senior health program works
ST. PAUL -- A federal study shows that a Minnesota health effort that combines two major health programs works for the state's elderly. The study said that older adults served by the Minnesota Senior Health Options program, combining federal Medicaid and Medicare benefits, showed...
June 18, 2016 - 5:30am
May 12, 2016
Republicans win Obamacare legal challenge, add to insurer concerns
A U.S. judge on Thursday handed a victory to congressional Republicans who challenged President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, ruling...
May 12, 2016 - 10:36pm
March 29, 2016
Johnson Memorial Health Services in Dawson receives CALS designation
DAWSON (Staff reports) — Johnson Memorial Health Services in Dawson is now among only seven hospitals in the state to be designated as a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support facility. Dr. Darrell Carter, a physician with the Affiliated Community Medical Centers clinic in Granite...
March 29, 2016 - 5:13am
March 22, 2016
Ridgewater hosting healthcare job fairs
WILLMAR — The campuses of Ridgewater College in Hutchinson and Willmar will each be hosting Community Health Fairs and Healthcare Job Fairs. Hutchinson will host March 29 in the Commons and Willmar’s event is scheduled for April 6 in the Student Center Dining Area. Both events...
March 22, 2016 - 6:00am
ACMC in Willmar welcomes new occupational therapist
WILLMAR — Blake Sweney has joined Affiliated Community Medical Centers as an occupational therapist. As part of the hand therapy team, he will work alongside ACMC physicians and hand surgeons. Sweney will use many different therapeutic interventions to help those with injuries...
March 22, 2016 - 6:00am
February 2, 2016
MNsure rolls pass 85,000; almost half are new to state exchange
ST. PAUL — MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 12:24am
January 4, 2016
Minnesota health insurance state marketplace enrolls 67,680
ST. PAUL — MNsure has announced 67,680 Minnesotans enrolled in a qualified health plan through the state-based marketplace between Nov. 1 and Dec. 28. Last year at this time only about 29,000 people had enrolled. MNsure’s goal is to enroll 83,000 Minnesotans in a qualified health...
January 4, 2016 - 11:13pm
August 20, 2015
State’s decision on UCare will force local enrollees to change health plans
WILLMAR — An unspecified number of Kandiyohi County enrollees will likely have to find a new health care plan this fall, if the state of Minnesota goes through with its intention to drop UCare from the menu of options for the subsidized Prepaid Medical Assistance Program. Most...
August 20, 2015 - 11:32pm
Spurned UCare sues state for access
ST. PAUL — Facing the loss of 370,000 customers and half its revenue, insurance company UCare is suing the state of Minnesota to overturn the competitive bidding process that left it out in the cold. Top officials say putting the whole state’s Medicaid and MinnesotaCare health...
August 20, 2015 - 11:01pm
March 3, 2015
Heart company to move to Rochester
ROCHESTER — Cardio3 BioSciences, a Belgiun company that develops biopharmaceutical therapies to treat heart diseases, announced plans Tuesday to open its first U.S. facility. The company said it will invest $1.5 million and hire 33 people to work at a 15,000-square-foot facility...
March 3, 2015 - 10:35pm