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With more budget vetoes, shutdown preparations begin
A flag for every veteran
Composting only option for disposal poultry affected by bird flu
Renville begins bird flu cleanup
ALC grads hurdle obstacles to get their diplomas
Prep Baseball: KMS advances in 5A-West
Reminder to coaches and statisticians
Update: Area Prep Baseball Section Pairings
Update: Area Prep Softball Section Pairings
Prep Baseball: Paynesville clips Zimmerman to advance
Jon Leuze’s work wins People’s Choice Award in Willmar, Minn.
New London, Minn., native Brady Toops on (off) ABC’s ‘The Bachelorette’
Norway Lake Township’s oldest living man, 91, to star in Sunburg, Minnesota, Syttende Mai parade
Syttende Mai celebrations in west central Minnesota
Artaria String Quartet performs in Dawson, Minn.
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
American Family agent Hern earns certification
State electrical group honors Gatewood for industry service
Two from Whitcomb Brothers Grain attend conference
Rice Hospital nurses honored for making a difference in patient lives
Paul M. Grannes
James "Jim" Loren Vander Voort
Darrell "Stubby" Streed
Aurand — Elfritz
Boike — Williamson
Hennes — Tepfer
Gregory — McDonald
Video: Rain, thunder halt Area 6 Special Olympics track
Editorial: Memorial Day has a very real purpose
Commentary: Remembering their service
Editorial: Kudos on Willmar schools support
Editorial: Willmar’s dealing with pure democracy
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
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