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Congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September
Fire races through Duluth apartment building
Republican lawmaker Ros-Lehtinen, a Trump critic, to retire
Toned-down White House press dinner carries on without Trump
'Orange Is the New Black' Leak Shows: Hollywood Cybersecurity Lives and Dies With Third-Party Vendors
Lynx see permanent pluses to temporary den
If Vikings must do damage control, they should have aimed higher
Stunning eagle earns Kisner/Brown Monday playoff in New Orleans
Complete effort by Preds leads to 2-1 series lead on Blues
Sano drives in five as Twins top Royals
Minnesota offers filmmakers varied landscapes and cultural activity
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Young Artist's Concerts this weekend in Willmar, Paynesville
'King Ed' comedy on stage at Ridgewater College
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
Suzanne K. Allen
Sharon L. Oehrlein
Marion LaVerne Haug
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
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Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
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