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Minnesota couple's garden draws tourists by the busload
Minnesotan may have tied record with 57-inch muskie
Veteran’s issues topic for town hall meeting Tuesday in Willmar
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
Contract awarded for Peach Creek diversion
NWL Baseball: Bucks score four in 10th to best Stingers
Heat was on for Foot Lake 4
WNBA: Sparks put emphatic end to Lynx’ record win streak
Area Baseball: SH/M Legion splits two games at tourney
MLB: Yankees hand Twins 50th loss
Chippewa County Fair featuring two big bands in one night
Little Crow Skiers All-School Reunion at Willmar Fests
Pioneer Public TV announces local PBS Kids Writers contest winners
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
Netflix price hikes could lead to customers bailing
Here are the Willmar Fests Ambassador nominees
Willmar Fests Grande Day Parade
KMS Marching Saints: honoring "The Greatest Generation"
Cardettes final tune-up for Fests parade
Willmar Fests Kiddie Parade marches on
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
Perry H. Smith
Larry D. Ellingson
Lois (Rheingans) Aasland
Edgar B. Zimmerman
Orrian W. Syverson
Cartoon by Steve Benson
Midwest Opinion: Great Lakes diversion deal is a good outcome
Commentary: The risk factor of Donald Trump
Commentary: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
May 4, 2016
Teen losing her vision invents way to see better
Isabelle Chambers' lucky discovery came one night when she was reading past her bedtime. She aimed a floor lamp, using it as an awkward flashlight,...
News / nation
May 4, 2016 - 10:57am
April 5, 2016
Debra Peterson named ACMC chief medical officer
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers has named Dr. Debra Peterson as the health network’s new chief medical officer. She will be taking over the position from Dr. David Newcomer who has held the role for nine years. She will continue to see patients part-time in the...
April 5, 2016 - 5:33am
February 6, 2016
Wearing red for heart health
Orthopedic receptionists Vonna Faber, from left, and Mardi Eckhoff and orthopedic nurse Amie Carlson wear red Friday at Affiliated Commity Medical...
February 6, 2016 - 10:02am
January 2, 2016
Holmgren winds up long career as Willmar family doctor, leader of regional clinic
WILLMAR — Up until the last minute, Dr. Ron Holmgren’s schedule was filled with meetings, administrative work, phone calls and seeing patients....
News / local
January 2, 2016 - 12:37am
June 25, 2015
Rozendaal is chair-elect of Medical Group Association
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers Chief Financial Officer Tom Rozendaal was recently nominated and named the incoming chair-elect for the American Medical Group Association CFO Leadership Council beginning July 1. The council is a trusted network of chief financial...
June 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
May 19, 2015
Abrams joins ACMC urgent care department
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar recently welcomed Dr. Scott Abrams to the team of physicians in the urgent care department. Abrams received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He earned his doctorate...
May 19, 2015 - 5:12pm
May 12, 2015
ACMC adds Goyal to team of hospitalists
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Centers announces that board certified internal medicine physician Dr. Pankaj Goyal will join the team of hospitalists this June. As a hospitalist, Goyal will specialize in providing focused care to hospitalized patients at Rice Memorial Hospital...
May 12, 2015 - 1:45pm
May 6, 2015
Tiadjeri is new OB/GYN with ACMC-Willmar
WILLMAR — Affiliated Community Medical Center announces the addition of Dr. Laamy Tiadjera as new OB/GYN to meet the health care needs of women in Willmar and surrounding communities. She will begin seeing patients at ACMC-Willmar in June. Tiadjeri recently completed her obstetrics...
May 6, 2015 - 12:45am
January 26, 2015
24/7 assistance: After-hours telephone triage helps ACMC meet patient needs
WILLMAR — Once a week Shawn Franklin takes her turn as one of the after-hours phone triage nurses for Affiliated Community Medical Centers. She...
News / local
January 26, 2015 - 5:20am
January 24, 2015
Morris physician practicing under conditional license after unauthorized prescriptions, fraudulent billing discovered
MORRIS — A Morris physician, who serves a wide area of central and southwest Minnesota as an allergy and asthma specialist, has been reprimanded by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for a variety of misconduct issues and has been given a conditional license to practice.
News / region
January 24, 2015 - 10:00am
November 16, 2014
Forecast shows improving finances for Rice Hospital
WILLMAR — The financial forecast for Rice Memorial Hospital next year shows some strengthening in the hospital’s financial performance, with a projected margin slightly above the break-even point. The city-owned hospital had a rocky start to 2014 and posted a $3.6 million operating...
November 16, 2014 - 10:54pm
June 17, 2014
Jury rules in doctor’s favor, finds no negligence in Dickhoff case
WILLMAR — A Kandiyohi County jury has found that a Willmar doctor was not negligent in the care of a 7-year-old child who had a rare form of cancer and died last summer. The verdict was rendered Wednesday in a civil case filed by Joseph and Kayla Dickhoff on behalf of their daughter,...
News / local
June 17, 2014 - 11:13pm
June 10, 2014
RC Hospital, Allina Health launch telehealth initiative
OLIVIA — The skeletons of “telemedicine ventures past” are buried in the storage rooms of hospitals across rural Minnesota. RC Hospital...
News / region
June 10, 2014 - 11:16pm
RACER proposal aims to reduce heart attack in Renville County by 50 percent
OLIVIA — Digital technology that is making it possible to expand telehealth services at hospitals could have far reaching benefits in the countryside as well. Dr. Robert Hauser, M.D., and cardiologist with the Minneapolis Heart Institute, is hopeful of seeing the technology play...
News / region
June 10, 2014 - 11:14pm