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Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge
Twins emphasis on nutrition goes down to farm club level
Minnesota teacher's lawsuit over high school assault dismissed
Minnesota man found guilty in attempt to kill his ex-wife at work
UPDATE: Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Prep Baseball: Dragons blanked in season-ender
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
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Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
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Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
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Marlys J. Mithun
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Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
August 3, 2012
Editorial: Celebrate 75 years of Rice Hospital
Celebrating 75 years of operations is the theme of Rice Memorial Hospital this week. The local hospital and the city of Willmar should celebrate...
August 3, 2012 - 7:21am
June 23, 2012
National XC champ 1st at Willmar Fests (Minn) 4-mile run
WILLMAR -- One never knows who will show up race day. Saturday morning in downtown Willmar, it was 2011 NCAA Division III Cross-Country champion...
June 23, 2012 - 1:34pm
May 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., hospital investing more than ever in workforce preparation, training
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital is investing more than ever in workforce preparation, training and education, to the tune of thousands of hours annually, according to the hospital's latest human resources report. The report, which was shared Wednesday with the hospital board of...
May 12, 2012 - 12:00am
May 10, 2012
HealthBeat blog: The truth about nurses
May 10, 2012 - 8:42am
April 12, 2012
Willmar, Minn., hospital reports 6% profit in '11 but seeing gains erode this year
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital had the best financial performance in 2011 in at least five years, earning a 6 percent overall return on total revenue of more than $100 million. That translates into a $6 million profit that can be plowed back into services, improvements and new...
April 12, 2012 - 12:00am
April 2, 2012
Sen. Franken to visit Willmar, Minn., to discuss rural health care workforce issues
WILLMAR -- Sen. Al Franken will visit Willmar on Tuesday to tour Rice Memorial Hospital and talk to area health care officials and employees about the workforce challenges facing rural health care. The visit will include a tour of the Rice Regional Dental Clinic, a joint program...
April 2, 2012 - 2:44pm
March 26, 2012
March 26, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Rice Memorial Hospital Board in Willmar, Minn., to consider proposal tonight for joint anesthesia, sleep lab services
WILLMAR -- Local anesthesia services would be enhanced under a proposal to fold them into Willmar Medical Services, a 4-year-old joint venture between Rice Memorial Hospital and Affiliated Community Medical Centers. The plan would transfer sleep lab services into the joint entity...
March 14, 2012 - 11:22am
February 13, 2012
Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., offers 'amnesty' to pay off old patient bills
WILLMAR -- Got an old unpaid bill at Rice Memorial Hospital? The hospital recently began offering "amnesty" in the form of a 25 percent discount to patients who pay off the entire balance for care they received Jan. 31 or earlier. It's the first time Rice has done so, and hospital...
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
February 9, 2012
Plan unveiled to board for renovating Rice Care Center
WILLMAR -- A proposal to renovate the skilled nursing wings at the Rice Care Center calls for a "household" concept that creates groups of resident...
February 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
Oklahoma hospital must pay $1M to Garth Brooks
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma hospital that failed to build a women's health center in honor of Garth Brooks' late mother must pay the...
January 25, 2012 - 8:50am
December 30, 2011
Noted Willmar physician dies at age 81
WILLMAR -- Dr. Donald Mattson, a longtime Willmar physician who also did extensive missionary and volunteer work, died Thursday at Bethesda Pleasant View Home in Willmar. He was 81. Mattson spent four decades in medicine. He worked at a medical mission in Korea in the late 1950s...
December 30, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
City notches up some banner years for doctor recruitment
WILLMAR -- When Dr.
December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Concert for lunch
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
November 22, 2011
Dawson hospital named to top 100
DAWSON -- Johnson Memorial Health Services of Dawson was recently named one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States. The announcement was made during the National Rural Health Association's annual critical access hospital conference, which attracted 650 rural...
November 22, 2011 - 12:00am