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Dangerous wind chills continue, Thursday’s high expected to be 17 degrees
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana trade
Six people rescued from Nevada cold kept warm by heating stones
Mega Millions lottery up to $400 million, 2nd-biggest ever
Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year
Boys swimming & diving: Montevideo sinks Willmar
Girls basketball roundup: Warriors tame Bulldogs
Boys basketball roundup: Olson, Wildcats rebuff Thunder Hawks
Love leads Wolves past Pistons
College Basketball: Gophers trounce South Dakota State
‘Nuncrackers’ opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
Taylor Swift sweeps top prize at American Music Awards
'Lend Me A Tenor': Comedy production on stage through Saturday at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn.
Rebranding, renovation gives Rice Home Medical a whole new look
Auto sales rise in November, boosted by discounts
Chrysler's November sales rise 16 percent, top expectations
Earlier-than-usual online deals to steal Cyber Monday thunder
Spam, Skippy give boost to Hormel's 4Q results
Torison — Severson
Warm the Children just past halfway point
Ide — Schroeder
Hanson — Petersen
Schack — Malkuch
Jean Erickson Crews Arnberg
Alice A. Christenson
Loretta M. Jacobson
Wallace Henry Zallek
Hats Off from Redeemer
Letter: Did anyone go outside except to shop over holiday weekend?
Letter: Perhaps EDC board member wishes to live in metro area
Letter: Praise for Willmar mayor, council protecting tax dollars
Letter: Get to know Mayor Yanish (link fixed)
April 26, 2013
West Central Minnesota nurses to receive training in caring for sexual assault victims
WILLMAR — Beginning Tuesday, registered nurses from several area hospitals will begin advanced training in forensic evidence collection in cases of sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program is a 40-hour certification course on evidence collection and how...
news / local
April 26, 2013 - 11:51pm
March 18, 2013
Talks crumble on proposal regarding Minnesota nurses’ staffing levels
ST. PAUL — Nurses and the Minnesota Hospital Association appeared to have stitched together a deal late last week on a proposal that originally would have required specific nurse staffing levels. But on Monday, it was back to the operating room to work on a state legislative bill...
news / local
March 18, 2013 - 10:58pm
March 6, 2013
Concerns raised over Minnesota hospital staffing
ST. PAUL — Rural hospitals could suffer under a proposal aimed at improving patient care, some health care officials and lawmakers say. Ely hospital administrator John Fossum said a bill that would set state standards for how many registered nurses are on duty “could kill people.”...
news / state
March 6, 2013 - 11:23pm
May 10, 2012
HealthBeat blog: The truth about nurses
May 10, 2012 - 8:42am
January 21, 2011
Rice Hospital nurses hold rally as mediation talks begin today
WILLMAR -- Registered nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital wore red T-shirts and held handmade signs in a show of solidarity this morning as mediation got under way between hospital management and the nurses' bargaining unit. The 220 RNs represented by the local unit of the Minnesota...
news / local
January 21, 2011 - 11:48am
January 19, 2011
Letter: Disrespecting the nurses
A hospital CEO recently thought it was important to have a mandatory meeting in which he directed staff to follow the golden rule at work. This same CEO felt that quality treatment is dependent on how staff treat one another and then went on to say, "It's easier to treat patients...
opinion / letters
January 19, 2011 - 7:10am
October 22, 2009
State establishes influenza help line
ST. PAUL -- Operators are standing by to answer calls from feverish, coughing and achy Minnesotans. What Minnesota health officials call the country's first statewide flu help line that can prescribe medicine launched Wednesday at (866) 259-4655. Minnesota FluLine, open 24 hours...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
June 11, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Real nurses sound off about TV portrayals
What do real nurses think about how their profession is portrayed on television? The debut of two new shows this month - "HawthoRNe" and "Nurse Jackie" gives real-life nurses a chance to sound off about the issue. The West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog takes a look at what's being...
June 11, 2009 - 9:29am
April 10, 2009
New contract OK'd for Rice RNs
WILLMAR -- Registered nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital have a new contract that gives them a 4 percent pay increase this year and a 3.5 percent increase next year. The labor agreement with the Minnesota Nurses Association was approved Wednesday by the board of directors at the city-owned...
news / local
April 10, 2009 - 12:00am