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East Grand Forks assistant coach accused of groping girl while in Minn.'s Ramsey County
Teenage suicide is extremely difficult to predict. That's why some experts are turning to machines for help.
White Earth Reservation receives state grant to fight 'food desert' problem with food truck
Driver pleads guilty to DWI crash that killed St. Paul singer
Photo of 97-year-old WWII veteran taking a knee goes viral
NFL Sunday ratings fall after Trump's call for boycott of games
Local Roundup: Willmar volleyball wins invite
College Football: Ridgewater falls to DCB
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Vikings best Tampa Bay 34-17
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Lila Violet Johnson
Willard Billy Etrheim
Virgil F. Scholl
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
Commentary: Tackling workforce shortage on multiple fronts
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
Jennie Mae Wubben
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