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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.
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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
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May 15, 2016
With funds secure, work on Marsh Lake rehabilitation to begin in September
APPLETON — The date for the demise of Marsh Lake can be pegged to the years 1936 to 1939, when Works Progress Administration workers installed...
May 15, 2016 - 11:32pm
November 26, 2015
Rice Health Foundation meets donor challenge
WILLMAR — With little less than a week to go before the deadline, the Rice Health Foundation has met a challenge to raise $500,000 for its capital campaign for Rice Memorial Hospital’s new Rice Rehabilitation Center. An anonymous couple pledged to donate $500,000 to the campaign...
November 26, 2015 - 11:15pm
September 4, 2015
Bids awarded for construction of new Rice Rehab Center in Willmar
WILLMAR — Bids were awarded this week for construction of a new $5.9 million outpatient rehabilitation center at Rice Memorial Hospital. The...
September 4, 2015 - 12:34am
August 25, 2015
Jade Center comes down Thursday
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital’s Jade Center building will be demolished starting at 9 a.m. Thursday to make way for the new Rice Rehabilitation...
August 25, 2015 - 11:00pm
July 9, 2014
Habitat to demolish, rebuild at site of historic Spicer house in Willmar
WILLMAR — Officials of Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota announced this week that the affiliate has purchased the locally known...
July 9, 2014 - 11:28pm
Willmar, Minn., hand therapist Tanner receives certification
Sarah Tanner of the Rice Rehabilitation Center in Willmar, Minn., recently received her certification in hand therapy through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission Inc. To qualify for the exam, a candidate must be an occupational therapist or physical therapist with a minimum...
July 9, 2013 - 6:00am
November 11, 2010
Rice Care Center breaks ground for major $2.9 million addition
WILLMAR -- It took the sight of earth-moving equipment outside the Rice Care Center Monday morning for the nursing home's staff to believe a...
November 11, 2010 - 12:00am
October 29, 2010
Rice Hospital awards bids for care center project
WILLMAR -- Bids totaling $1.3 million were awarded Thursday for construction of a new addition at the Rice Care Center to house the skilled nursing facility's short-term rehabilitation program. At a special meeting, Rice Memorial Hospital board members voted to accept all the bids,...
October 29, 2010 - 12:00am
October 14, 2010
Rice delays awarding of bids for new addition at care center
WILLMAR -- Rice Me-morial Hospital's board of directors was set to award bids Wednesday for a $3 million addition to the Rice Care Center. But when bids were opened last week, the total came in about $400,000 higher than the construction estimate. Hospital officials, the bidders,...
October 14, 2010 - 12:00am
May 25, 2010
Operating levy point of debate for school officials decision likely at July 12 board meeting
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will probably decide in July whether to ask voters to renew an operating levy that is about to expire. The School Board discussed asking voters to revoke a levy that will expire next year and replace it with a new 10-year levy at a workshop meeting...
May 25, 2010 - 12:00am
Services help assess the skills of aging drivers
At least once a month, staff at the Rice Rehabilitation Center must deliver the bad news to an older driver: You've just failed your simulated...
May 25, 2010 - 12:00am
February 6, 2009
Rice rehab center celebrates milestone, kicks off Heart Month
Guests at Rice Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation open house and art show Thursday afternoon browsed through handmade valentines,...
February 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
New program helps screen young athletes for head injury
WILLMAR -- The player on the Willmar High School girls' soccer team never saw the ball coming. It hit her hard in the head but she kept on playing. Jeff Winter, the team's coach, still winces when he describes what happened next, right before halftime at a game last fall. The girl...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am