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ATV driven by 11-year-old Minnesotan crashes, injuring 6 kids
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
Woman struck by lightning in northern Minnesota while sitting in minivan
Furry visitor escapes Minnesota heat in kiddie pool
Minnesota couple's tree house is what dreams are made of
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Roundup: Raymond tunes up for 11C playoffs with win over Marshall
Stingers keep hot streak going
Willmar rides pitching to VFW playoff win
Fighting injuries, Vikings OL Loadholt plans to retire
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Audrey O. Forkrud
Stanley A. Nelson
Mae L. Dahl
Chris "Doc" Nissen
Diane K. Rittenhouse
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
September 23, 2015
Annual fall influenza vaccination season gets underway
WILLMAR — As influenza vaccine arrives at local clinics and pharmacies, health officials are reminding the public it’s time for that annual flu shot. Medical clinics began offering the vaccine to their patients this month during routine appointments. Pharmacies that provide the...
September 23, 2015 - 10:28pm
May 21, 2015
39 workers laid off in Renville because of bird flu
RENVILLE –– Thirty-nine full-time employees at the Rembrandt egg facility in Renville will be laid off next month as a result of the bird flu that hit the agricultural complex last week. In a news release issued today, the company said the layoffs are temporary. Layoffs...
May 21, 2015 - 5:24pm
February 20, 2015
Flu activity starts tapering off
WILLMAR — The good news: After an aggressive start to the season, influenza activity has declined noticeably this past month. The not-so-good...
February 20, 2015 - 11:37pm
December 25, 2014
Early start to flu season results in third death in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Health said a third young person has died of influenza as the flu season hits early and hard. The Health Department confirmed the death Wednesday in detailing flu activity around the state during the past week. State infectious disease director...
December 25, 2014 - 11:46pm
December 17, 2014
Influenza, other illnesses hit some western Minnesota schools hard
WILLMAR — Willmar’s schools have been hit hard by illness this week, with nearly one-fifth of elementary students absent mid-week. New London-Spicer schools have seen a bump in illness-related absences, too, but some other schools in the area aren’t seeing much impact from...
December 17, 2014 - 10:40pm
December 16, 2014
Litchfield hospital limits visitors due to flu
LITCHFIELD — Meeker Memorial Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions, effective immediately, to help protect patients, staff and the community from the spread of influenza. It is recommended that no children visit hospital patients. No one under 18 is allowed at this time...
December 16, 2014 - 11:14pm
Flu leads to visitor restrictions at Meeker Memorial Hospital
LITCHFIELD - Meeker Memorial Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions, effective immediately, to help protect patients, staff and the community from ithe spread of nfluenza. It is recommended that no children visit hospital patients. No one under 18 is allowed at this time...
December 16, 2014 - 4:16pm
December 10, 2014
Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick
More than 40 percent of a sample of U.S. adults believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu, and even correcting that misconception might not convince them to get the vaccine, a new survey suggests. “It is absolutely biologically impossible to get the flu from the...
December 10, 2014 - 11:21pm
Influenza season gains momentum
WILLMAR — As the influenza season gains momentum, health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they haven’t yet done so. Although early reports indicate this year’s vaccine may be a less-than-ideal match to strains of the flu virus that are currently circulating,...
December 10, 2014 - 11:19pm
April 5, 2014
Flu activity on wane but virus ‘still out there’
WILLMAR — Influenza activity is waning, but Minnesotans are still being hospitalized with flu and two school districts reported flu outbreaks during the last week of March.
April 5, 2014 - 6:00am
January 2, 2014
Influenza activity on rise in the area
WILLMAR — Influenza activity has been rising across Minnesota and is now widespread, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. According to preliminary new figures released Thursday, 71 influenza-related hospitalizations were reported during the week that ended Dec. 28. Local...
January 2, 2014 - 11:20pm
Flu activity is becoming widespread in region, state
WILLMAR — Influenza activity has been rising across Minnesota and is now widespread, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday. According to preliminary new figures released Thursday, 71 influenza-related hospitalizations were reported during the week that ended Dec....
January 2, 2014 - 4:19pm
February 15, 2013
Flu outbreak wanes but health officials say it’s ‘not over yet’
WILLMAR — Influenza activity continues to fall from the peak levels seen last month, but health officials say it’s too soon to breathe a sigh of relief. “It’s not behind us yet,” Jo DeBruycker, manager of the Health Learning Center at Willmar’s Affiliated Community Medical...
February 15, 2013 - 11:27am
January 2, 2013
West central Minnesota flu cases on rise
WILLMAR — Influenza cases have surged this past week in what is shaping up to be a severe flu season. Several patients were sick enough to...
January 2, 2013 - 10:55pm
December 29, 2012
Influenza cases rise in Willmar, Minn., region, mirroring state trend
WILLMAR — The Willmar area has seen a rise in the number of influenza cases reported in the last week, mirroring conditions in the rest of the state. “We most certainly have seen a significant uptick in the last week,” said Jo DeBruycker, manager of the Affiliated Community...
December 29, 2012 - 12:00am