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Amid new sanctions, Trump calls North Korea's leader 'madman' whose regime will face new tests
Flint's lead-poisoned water had a 'horrifyingly large' effect on fetal deaths, study finds
Former Alexandria couple rides out Hurricane Irma on Caribbean island of St. Martin
Threatened cuts to visa program could harm North Shore resorts
New search to begin for next Minnesota State chancellor
Prep Volleyball: Willmar wins big CLC match
Local Roundup: Litchfield downs NLS to run record to 19-0
Swimming & Diving: Cards edge Spartans
Wild earn 1-0 win over Jets in second game of preseason
Ex-teammate Ramirez can feel Sano's pain
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Letter: Clinton uranium story is false
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
August 15, 2017
In a ND first, child contracts influenza virus after coming into contact with pig at State Fair
BISMARCK—A child contracted an influenza virus after coming into contact with a pig at the North Dakota State Fair, the first such case in the state, according to the Health Department. The North Dakota Department of Health reported the child was hospitalized after contracting...
August 15, 2017 - 9:07pm
January 27, 2017
Meeker Memorial Hospital implements visitor restrictions
LITCHFIELD—Meeker Memorial Hospital implemented visitor restrictions Thursday to protect patients, staff and the community from the spread of influenza. The restrictions are in effect until further notice and are subject to change. Among the restrictions: Parents are recommended...
January 27, 2017 - 10:55am
August 18, 2016
Spray will be gone from flu vaccine lineup this fall
WILLMAR—When local clinics and other health providers roll out their influenza vaccine this fall, there will be a gap in the lineup. FluMist,...
August 18, 2016 - 4:04pm
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