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Officer-involved shootings rare in Willmar
U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
200 immigrants in Texas were smuggled into a pitch-black trailer. 10 died, and the driver has been charged.
'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
Donald Trump's not-so-great sketch of the Manhattan skyline is going to auction
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Twins finalize trade with Braves for Jaime Garcia
Reinforcements have Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano excited for season
Vikings' backup quarterback Case Keenum relishes extra reps
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89
'Walking Dead' stuntman reportedly died after missing safety cushion by inches
'Dead in Deadwood' murder mystery in Svea
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
Kandiyohi County Relay for Life 2017
Kandiyohi County's Relay For Life is Friday
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Apple TV may be getting Amazon video app this fall
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U.S. appeals court blocks release of Guantanamo Bay force-feeding videos
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RC Hospital considers robotic surgery technology
OLIVIA — RC Hospital and Clinics is looking at offering robotic-assisted surgery services, Nathan Blad, hospital CEO, told the Renville...
June 24, 2017 - 5:55am
May 22, 2017
Willmar Lake Area Chamber of Commerce president hospitalized after heart event
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce President Ken Warner suffered a heart event Sunday morning and is currently hospitalized at the St. Cloud...
May 22, 2017 - 10:10am
January 29, 2017
New London woman injured in broadside crash on Highway 23
NEW LONDON — A semi truck broadsided a car in the westbound lane of Highway 23 in New London Sunday evening, sending a 50-year-old New London...
January 29, 2017 - 10:58pm
January 18, 2017
Citizen challenges surgeon settlement, demands disclosure from Chippewa County, Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — Kevin Wald is asking the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners and Montevideo City Council to conduct an open review into...
January 18, 2017 - 6:13am
November 30, 2016
Age discrimination lawsuit dismissed against Montevideo hospital
MONTEVIDEO — A 63-year-old woman's age discrimination lawsuit against Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital has been dismissed. According to court filings, Linda Nelson and the hospital mutually agreed Oct. 3 to dismiss the case in Chippewa County District Court with no in-court...
November 30, 2016 - 5:43am
November 18, 2016
Benson woman injured in two-vehicle crash
PAYNESVILLE -- A Benson woman was injured Thursday night as a passenger in a two-vehicle crash in Paynesville.
November 18, 2016 - 12:15am
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 11, 2016
Study: One in five mental health patients misplaced in Minnesota hospitals
DULUTH—Nearly one out of five patients in mental health units at Minnesota hospitals could be better served elsewhere. So says a study released Thursday by the Minnesota Hospital Association. The finding is significant at a time when the state's hospitals are overrun with mental...
August 11, 2016 - 7:42pm
June 1, 2016
Swift County-Benson Hospital to expand
BENSON — Although into its third consecutive year of losing money, the Swift County-Benson Hospital is planning a $28.3 million, two-phase construction project that includes building a new 75-unit senior living complex and remodeling the hospital. The plan also includes a new partnership...
June 1, 2016 - 11:19pm
February 19, 2016
Hospitals make some progress in the annual patient safety report
WILLMAR — Six local health facilities are on the list of Minnesota hospitals that reported a serious adverse event involving patient care last year. The Minnesota Department of Health is releasing its annual patient safety report today. Hospitals reported a total of 316 adverse...
February 19, 2016 - 12:00am
January 14, 2016
Rice intensifies efforts to keep hospital safe
WILLMAR — The death of an Aitkin police officer at St. Cloud Hospital last year, fatally shot by a patient who grabbed his gun, illustrates...
January 14, 2016 - 9:39am
September 21, 2015
RC Hospital and Clinics dedicates new facility
OLIVIA — It’s possible to deliver the very best and most modern of health care services in a rural setting and do it as an independent, locally...
September 21, 2015 - 11:50pm
September 8, 2015
Hospitals gear up for medical cannabis
WILLMAR — Local hospitals are wrestling with one of the murkier aspects of Minnesota’s new medical cannabis law: how to appropriately handle the drug when it’s used by hospitalized patients. An amendment to the law, approved this year, provided some clarity by allowing health...
September 8, 2015 - 11:51pm
April 14, 2015
State considers marketing safe baby program
ST. PAUL — Minnesota would spend $350,000 over the next two years to publicize an opportunity for mothers to leave new-born babies they do not want at places such as hospitals under a bill being considered by a state Senate committee. The funding is being considered by the Senate...
April 14, 2015 - 8:00am
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