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Source: U.S. mortgage rates rise to highest levels in over two years
AT&T backs Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing
Churches say they'll protect immigrants facing deportation
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
Western Minn. cattlemen to serve on state association
WCT daily sports schedule
2016 Tribune Boys Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball Previews: Cards' Slagter always puts team first
Wild hold off Leafs' surge
Peterson may remain out of commission if Vikings are out of contention
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Harlow D. Skindelien
Marlene M. Baumann
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Dionne commentary: The disempowered majority in U.S.
Will commentary: Trump's Carrier ploy is not conservatism
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Parker commentary: Donald Trump's demagogic illogic
Thomas commentary: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
April 2, 2013
Obamacare credits could trigger unexpected tax bills
WASHINGTON — Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise...
April 2, 2013 - 11:46pm
October 18, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Need health care, will travel
October 18, 2012 - 8:49am
August 30, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Fire all the fat patients
August 30, 2012 - 8:47am
August 16, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Negative moments of truth
August 16, 2012 - 8:49am
May 10, 2012
HealthBeat blog: The truth about nurses
May 10, 2012 - 8:42am
April 18, 2012
HealthBeat blog: Undermining the patient
April 18, 2012 - 8:23am
February 13, 2012
Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., offers 'amnesty' to pay off old patient bills
WILLMAR -- Got an old unpaid bill at Rice Memorial Hospital? The hospital recently began offering "amnesty" in the form of a 25 percent discount to patients who pay off the entire balance for care they received Jan. 31 or earlier. It's the first time Rice has done so, and hospital...
February 13, 2012 - 12:00am
January 31, 2012
Areavoices.com: A vision of future health care
I have seen a vision of the future of health care and it looks like... well, I don't know exactly what, because it hasn't happened yet. But it's...
January 31, 2012 - 8:46am
July 22, 2010
Rice Hospital acts to rein in deficit
WILLMAR -- As inpatient volume at Rice Memorial Hospital continues to decline and an operating deficit persists, hospital officials have redoubled their efforts to find ways to improve the financial situation. "We are looking at anything and everything to get things turned around,"...
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
July 20, 2009
New Rice policy aims to reduce risk of patient misidentification, identity theft
WILLMAR -- While the patient was in Rice Memorial Hospital's emergency room, nurses happened to overhear family members discussing what name...
July 20, 2009 - 12:00am
July 16, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Missing voices in the health care debate
In the national debate about how to fix health care, the voices of doctors, nurses and patients often seem to be absent. In Missing voices in the health care debate, the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog takes a look at this issue and an upcoming conference of politicians and...
July 16, 2009 - 12:26pm
July 9, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Opening up the medical record, part 2
Will allowing patients to view their complete medical record - doctor's notes and all - lead to better health care? A study is getting under way in Massachusetts this year to find out, but the idea remains controversial. Find out more at the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog,...
July 9, 2009 - 1:50pm
July 2, 2009
HealthBeat blog: Whose medical record is it, anyway?
To whom does the medical record belong - to the patient or to the physician? Should patients have access to everything that's in their record? Read more about it in Whose medical record is it, anyway? at the West Central Tribune's HealthBeat blog.
July 2, 2009 - 1:56pm
June 1, 2009
Rice forms advisory committee to get perspective of patients
WILLMAR -- A staff committee at Rice Memorial Hospital was working on a project to improve the interaction among patients, nurses and physicians. But when the project was presented to the hospital's patient advisory committee, the committee members had a few suggestions and perspectives...
June 1, 2009 - 12:00am
April 4, 2009
Troop send-off events to be held today
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be joining hundreds of citizens from the area today for send-off events for local troops headed to Operation...
April 4, 2009 - 12:00am