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Woman charged with Willmar assault that ended in brain injury
Pope warns media over 'sin' of spreading fake news, smearing politicians
Gov. Dayton: Session deadline? What deadline?
Minnesota hunter's death being investigated as homicide
Family establishes reward fund in Iron Range man's unsolved death
Willmar WarHawks respond in force to Kennedy Elementary second grader's letter
Cards 3-0 after victory over Dassel-Cokato
Cardinal girls can't hold off Northern Lakes
Gophers slip past New Jersey team to go to 8-1
Becker hands Card girls first loss
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'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Ronald A. Olson
Luella O. Carlson
Janet L. Pearson
Marsall Kim Brinton
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 9, 2016
What it takes to be a Stingers' Jr. All-Star
If you want to be a Stingers' Community Jr. All-Star, the pen is mightier than the stick. These nine all-stars were chosen based on their response...
June 9, 2016 - 5:51pm
May 2, 2016
Willmar Medical Services discusses new same-day surgery center
WILLMAR — A brand-new outpatient surgery center will eventually join the local array of health care services. The project has been under discussion...
May 2, 2016 - 12:07am
January 23, 2016
Public gets chance to operate new robotic-surgery machine at Rice Hospital
One could paint a winning picture with the da Vinci Surgical System so responsive are the interactive robotic arms featuring an EndoWrist. The...
January 23, 2016 - 6:50am
Rice's robotic-assisted surgery highlighted at Willmar open house
Willmar Senior High School junior Joseph Fernandez, in foreground on the 3D vision system console, mimics a surgeon Friday as he operates the...
January 23, 2016 - 12:13am
December 21, 2015
Relocation of Willmar hospital's laboratory will make way for permanent PET/CT
WILLMAR — The laboratory at Rice Memorial Hospital is preparing to move some of its services into renovated space on the second floor. Once the move is accomplished, there will be room on the first floor to add PET/CT imaging to the array of local medical imaging services. The...
December 21, 2015 - 12:05am
November 16, 2015
Video: Varied Table Settings at Rice Hospital Gala
Birds, books, blossums, Norway, camping, Christmas and a busy mom are some of the 22 unique table settings displayed Saturday at the Willmar...
November 16, 2015 - 8:31am
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 27, 2015
Video: Jade comes down for new Rice rehabilitation center
Jade Center across from Rice Memorial Hospital, tumbled down (with assistance from Vreeman Construction) on Thursday morning. Delighted rehab...
August 27, 2015 - 11:25am
June 23, 2015
Same care, different model: Rice Hospital to begin integrated approach to intensive care
WILLMAR — The “where” of intensive care at Rice Memorial Hospital is changing this week, but not the “how.” On Wednesday the hospital...
June 23, 2015 - 12:41am
April 18, 2015
Rice Hospital sees gradual strengthening of finances
WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital worked through a series of financial challenges last year, ending the year with a balance sheet that shows signs of improving health. Although the city-owned hospital sustained an operating loss for the second year in a row, the loss was smaller....
April 18, 2015 - 12:11am
November 20, 2014
Litchfield woman dies as result of accident on icy road
LITCHFIELD- A car accident Saturday on an icy Kandiyohi County road has claimed the life of a Litchfield woman. Irene Theresa Nistler, 77, was transported to Rice Hospital after the one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 12 for what were originally described as non-life-threatening...
November 20, 2014 - 9:24am
November 12, 2014
Rice Hospital gala to raise funds for inpatient mental health
WILLMAR — The Rice Health Foundation is putting on the glitz this weekend for a serious cause — raising money to support an expansion of Rice Memorial Hospital’s inpatient mental health unit. The nonprofit foundation hopes to raise a record $200,000 for the upcoming project,...
November 12, 2014 - 11:23pm
October 23, 2014
HCMC recognizes Rice Hospital for trauma care
WILLMAR — In recognition of the care it provides for trauma patients, Rice Memorial Hospital has been presented with a “Partner in Trauma Excellence” award from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. The award was presented Thursday during a trauma review meeting at...
October 23, 2014 - 11:24pm
October 22, 2014
Rice Hospital turns to data-diving to measure, improve pneumonia care
WILLMAR — When hospitals undertake a project to improve patient care, how do they know they’re actually making a difference? Rice Memorial Hospital harnessed the data to take an in-depth look this past year at the care of patients diagnosed with pneumonia and how it stacked up...
October 22, 2014 - 11:30pm
May 2, 2014
Rice Hospital nurses reach tentative contract agreement
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Nurses Association announces that nurses at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar have achieved a tentative contract agreement with hospital management. The association said Friday that the 213-member bargaining unit is recommending ratification of the agreement. The...
May 2, 2014 - 11:38pm