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Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
Klobuchar won't support Supreme Court nominee
At least 12 killed after Texas church bus crash
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
Mauer's spot in batting order will vary, but don't expect him near top
'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
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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
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
January 1, 2015
Supreme Court rules in favor of doctors who sued Marshall hospital over medical staff bylaws
WILLMAR — In a dispute that garnered national attention, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical staff bylaws can be an enforceable contract between a hospital and members of the medical staff. The Supreme Court Justices also ruled that a medical staff that meets...
January 1, 2015 - 11:14pm
November 16, 2014
Forecast shows improving finances for Rice Hospital
WILLMAR — The financial forecast for Rice Memorial Hospital next year shows some strengthening in the hospital’s financial performance, with a projected margin slightly above the break-even point. The city-owned hospital had a rocky start to 2014 and posted a $3.6 million operating...
November 16, 2014 - 10:54pm