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Updated: View resumes of finalist candidates for Willmar superintendent
Updated: Willmar chooses five superintendent finalists, including one current employee
Bird flu hits second chicken flock in NW Iowa, largest U.S. farm yet
Hormel says turkey sales to be reduced by avian flu outbreak
Avian flu confirmed in 6th flock in Kandiyohi County
DNR suggests wild turkey hunters take precautions
College Softball: Warriors sweep MN West behind Horning’s no-hitter
Prep Baseball Roundup: Hatlestad, Rasmusson throw combined no-hitter for KMS
Prep Softball Roundup: Blackjacks topple Sting
Boys tennis: Monday's result
Lambert, Bryan big winners at ACM Awards
Willmar graduate Lachlan Smith publishes latest Maxwell novel
The Barn Theatre to hold auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in Willmar, Minn.
D’Huyvetter joins Anez Consulting
Harvey Anderson & Johnson to build new Clara City funeral chapel
Ridgewater College partners for job training
Heritage Bank offers debit card fraud control
Moonlighting: Portion of U.S. workforce holding multiple jobs declines
Martha Vande Steeg
Kermit Ronald Swanson
Alice Mae Lange
Video: West Central Connection Chorus
Marcus — Faber
Medalen — Beadell
Rothmeier — Gass
Lundell — Stuhr
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Letter: Fast action on avian flu
Letter: Don't vote unless you're informed
Midwest Opinion: When will spring rain fall in the Midwest?
Commentary: 'Little Boy': A classic modern film
July 8, 2014
UCare honors ACMC
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers was honored for delivering high-quality care to UCare’s Medicaid members and received a second award for delivering high-quality disability care to UCare’s members at UCare’s sixth annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event June...
July 8, 2014 - 10:57am
January 23, 2014
6.3 million eligible for Medicaid since Obamacare launch: U.S. agency
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 6.3 million Americans were deemed eligible for government healthcare plans for the poor since the October 1 launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare law through December, federal officials reported on Wednesday. The swelling rolls for Medicaid...
news / nation
January 23, 2014 - 6:37am
January 9, 2014
Blue Cross takes back control of Medicaid’s rural rides
ST. PAUL — Complaints have piled up since Jan. 1 that rural Minnesota’s poor, disabled and elderly struggled to arrange rides to their medical appointments, but Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota decided to fix that on Thursday by reverting to a system that worked in 2013. Blue...
news / state
January 9, 2014 - 10:51pm
July 3, 2013
Southern Prairie Community Care selected for statewide pilot program
WILLMAR - A consortium of 12 rural counties, including Kandiyohi County, has been selected for a three-year pilot project that could serve as a state and national model for how services are provided to people receiving government-funded medical care. Southern Prairie Community Care...
news / local
July 3, 2013 - 5:32am
January 28, 2013
Money fears vs. benefits in Medicaid choice
WASHINGTON — President Obama thinks his health care law makes states an offer they can’t refuse. Whether to expand Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, could be the most important decision facing governors and legislatures this year. The repercussions...
news / nation
January 28, 2013 - 10:16pm
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 13, 2011
Hospitals on board with early opt-in for Medicaid
WILLMAR -- Regardless of the politics surrounding Minnesota's expansion of the Medicaid program, hospitals in Minnesota mostly welcome the move. The measure, which outgoing Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty opposed, was one of the first signed by Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, as he took...
news / local
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
January 5, 2011
Dayton gives health-care protesters the mic
news / state
January 5, 2011 - 11:03am
Dayton opts for Medicaid health expansion in Minn.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Tea party protesters crowded into Gov. Mark Dayton's office today as he deepened Minnesota's participation in the federal health care overhaul. The Democratic governor was both booed by protesters and cheered by supporters during a Wednesday news conference...
news / state
January 5, 2011 - 10:11am
October 15, 2009
Rice Memorial Hospital reports its provided $18.5M in community benefits last year
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital provided $18.5 million worth of community benefits in 2008 -- more than 20 percent of the city-owned hospital's operating costs. The total includes benefits such as charity care, health fairs and free support groups for patients. The biggest chunk...
news / local / community
October 15, 2009 - 12:00am