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Willmar School Board meets Monday
Man found dead under television at Minnesota home
Woman, five children rescued from Alexandria townhome fire
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Willmar teen gets probation, community service for bomb threat
Blaze makes first appearance at CMCS pep rally
Bluejays take down LQPV on road
WarHawks hit hard early, fall to 'Jacks
Vikings look to climb back into playoff race
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'
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
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
Curtis Burr Accola
Gregory W. Johnson
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
Letter: Why downtowns are failing
Letter: More alike than different
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
September 29, 2016
Rice Memorial Hospital Fall Basket donations
Rice Memorial Hospital held a Fall Basket event Wednesday in the hospital's Garden Court. In total, 12 different departments at the hospital...
September 29, 2016 - 7:36am
September 5, 2016
"I think it's pride"
WILLMAR—A free lunch and free airplane rides helped draw hundreds of people to the Willmar airport Sunday for the 10th anniversary celebration...
September 5, 2016 - 9:28pm
July 19, 2016
Rice Rehabilitation Center moves into its new facility
WILLMAR -- Boxes were being unpacked Friday morning as staff settled into the new Rice Rehabilitation Center. Outside, workers were putting the...
July 19, 2016 - 11:50pm
Open house slated Friday for new Willmar rehab center
WILLMAR -- The Rice Rehabilitation Center will host an open house Friday to introduce its new $5 million facility to the public. Open house hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Guests will have an opportunity to tour the new rehab center and meet the staff. Weather permitting, a handprint-on-canvas...
July 19, 2016 - 11:45pm
October 21, 2015
Rice man injured in rollover on Highway 23
A man was injured Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle crash on Minnesota Highway 23 between Raymond and Clara City. His injuries were not life-threatening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The Patrol reports that Raymond Uhing, 79, of Rice, was driving a 2014 Honda...
October 21, 2015 - 11:20pm
May 18, 2014
Demand for Rice trust fund grants still strong
WILLMAR — The need for Rice trust funds to help pay the bill for needy patients at Rice Memorial Hospital continues to outpace the money available. According to an annual report presented this month to the hospital board’s finance committee, the Rice trust awarded $53,000 in...
May 18, 2014 - 11:09pm
May 1, 2014
‘United We Stand’ theme of Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
WILLMAR — “United We Stand’’ was the theme for the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning at the Assembly of God Church, part of the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer observance. Organizers said 122 people attended the Willmar breakfast. Keynote speakers Rod...
May 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
January 23, 2014
Hospitals make progress in patient safety, reduction of adverse events
WILLMAR — Minnesota hospitals are making progress in reducing the incidence of serious events that result in patient harm. The Minnesota Department...
January 23, 2014 - 12:00am
December 22, 2013
Medical imaging dept. at Rice Hospital gets a makeover
WILLMAR — The imaging department at Rice Memorial Hospital is getting a new look with a two-fold goal: enhancing the patient experience and...
December 22, 2013 - 11:35pm
November 20, 2013
Honor for local family for saving man outside Rice Hospital ER
WILLMAR — When a 70-year-old man went into cardiac arrest in the Rice Memorial Hospital emergency room parking lot this past September, Jessica...
November 20, 2013 - 11:30pm
July 11, 2013
Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., begins planning for impact of declining reimbursement
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital leaders asked themselves last year: What will happen when health care reimbursement tightens further and commercial insurers potentially reduce their payments to a level similar to Medicare? To begin answering the question, they developed a model...
July 11, 2013 - 11:27pm
June 23, 2013
Rice, ACMC take final steps for anesthesia, sleep lab joint venture
WILLMAR -- Final steps are being taken to incorporate anesthesiology and sleep lab services into the Willmar Medical Services joint venture...
June 23, 2013 - 11:32pm
April 24, 2013
2nd Miss. man investigated in ricin case
2nd Miss. man investigated in ricin case EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS,Associated Press JEFF AMY,Associated Press TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement...
April 24, 2013 - 7:10am
March 5, 2013
Willmar, Minn., City Council member continues opposition to Chamber of Commerce dues
WILLMAR — Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson restated his opposition to the Rice Memorial Hospital Board and Municipal Utilities...
March 5, 2013 - 11:02pm
February 11, 2013
Rice Building Systems acquires Raske Building COSMOS — Rice Building Systems Inc. of Sauk Rapids announces it has acquired longtime Cosmos construction firm Raske Building Inc. The companies share a more than 50-year history in the construction business and multiple generations...
February 11, 2013 - 8:11pm