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DNR investigating report of zebra mussel on Green Lake
Family escapes early morning fire that destroyed Meeker County home
Suspects in Granite Falls shooting are in custody after police chase Tuesday
Alzheimer’s coalition settles on projects to implement
Dayton asks for earlier release of MNsure policy rates
VFW Baseball: Morris scores early, staves off Willmar in District 5 opener
Golf: Jacobson four back entering MGA final day
Last-place Twins close to posting ‘for sale’ signs?
Tribe upend Twins
Legion Baseball: NLS, Osakis win District 7 Final Four openers
The secret life of rural literature in West Central Minnesota
Menk is financial analyst at United FCS
CDS names Steinbeisser senior accountant
Jennie-O Turkey Store promotes Burgmeier to coordinator
UCare honors ACMC
Hormel Foods to buy Muscle Milk products maker CytoSport Holdings
Ervin (Buddy) Leuze
Ronald Arthur Koeneman
Andrew Charles Quinn
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Editorial: Ukraine tragedy fault lies in Russia
Letter: The antithesis of science
Letter: Congress needs compromise
Letter: Why I vote Democrat
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May 22, 2014
Minnesota Commentary: Sound alarm even in VA stories not local
From Forum News Service An editorial from a Minnesota newspaper. Sound alarm even in VA stories not local DULUTH — Problems plaguing VA medical facilities in Phoenix and elsewhere apparently aren’t happening here in the Twin Ports. That’s something...
opinion / commentary
May 22, 2014 - 5:00am
January 24, 2014
Minnesota reports 15 deaths from hospital errors
ST. PAUL -- Fifteen patients died because of errors in Minnesota hospitals last year, according to an annual report from the Minnesota Department of Health. The “adverse health events” report, released Thursday, noted an overall decrease in the number of incidents reported...
news / state
January 24, 2014 - 8:40am
April 22, 2013
Minnesota House debates health bill not knowing hospital impact
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state representatives approved 70-64 a health-care spending bill late Monday without knowing how it would affect hospitals around the state. Most Democrats favored the bill while most Republicans opposed it. Highlighting debate was an amendment by Rep. Will...
news / state
April 22, 2013 - 11:20pm
February 13, 2013
Battle brews in Minn. over hospital nurse staffing
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota nurses are forging ahead with a call for state lawmakers to enact standards that dictate how hospitals staff their units. The Minnesota Nurses Association planned Wednesday to outline its legislative proposal. The nurses union, which staged a brief...
news / state
February 13, 2013 - 8:54am
January 20, 2011
Little change seen by state in reportable patient harm at hospitals
WILLMAR -- Minnesota hospitals saw little change last year in the number of adverse events reported to the state Health Department. There were 305 "never" events that met the mandatory reporting threshold, according to an annual report being released today by the state Department...
news / local / region
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 14, 2011
Medicaid opt-in is good for hospitals in rural Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton's first executive order this month was to opt Minnesota into early enrollment in the federal Medicaid program for the state's poor. It was a good move for Willmar's Rice Memorial Hospital and other rural hospitals in west central Minnesota. Medicaid will...
opinion / editorials
January 14, 2011 - 7:01am
January 16, 2010
Two area hospitals report adverse events in 2009
WILLMAR -- After a piece of a sizing cuff was accidentally left inside a patient during major surgery at Rice Memorial Hospital last year, a hospital team gathered to analyze how it happened and how to prevent similar incidents in the future. The hospital has since adopted a different...
news / local / region
January 16, 2010 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
Report outlines adverse events at Minnesota hospitals in 2008
After a patient at Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital died by suicide last year, a hospital team sat down and analyzed what happened and how corrective action could be taken to prevent it from happening again. The process "definitely" was helpful, said Mark Paulson, the hospital's...
local / news
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
December 11, 2008
Rice issues annual community benefit report
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital provided $17.8 million worth of community benefits -- ranging from charity care to free support groups and health fairs -- in 2006, according to a report released Wednesday to the hospital board of directors. The amount represents 20.9 percent of...
local / community
December 11, 2008 - 12:00am