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Records published Nov. 28
N.D., S.D. cities have some of highest federal subsidies for rural flights
U of M student forum OKs moment of silence to honor 9/11
Kandiyohi County Board to discuss road jurisdiction turnback proposal
Girls Basketball: Proven ’Cats ready to resume fight
NBA: Wolves topple Kings to win 3rd straight
Area Girls Basketball Previews
Boys Basketball: Cardinals fall to New Prague in opener
Girls Hockey: Willmar to play for 3rd at home tournament
'Happy Hollandaise' opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Willmar light display to be featured on ABC’s ‘Light Fight’
Charlie Sheen confirms he's HIV positive, says he was extorted to keep diagnosis quiet
Actor Charlie Sheen reportedly to announce he's HIV positive
Video: Willmar High School Musical ends four-day run with another sellout
Video: Santa's Reindeer come to Belgrade on Saturday morning
Santjer — Hauge
Dunn — Johnson
Carroll — Fredman
Video: Shoppers brave cold morning temps as Black Friday bargains in Willmar
LIVE IT!: Kandiyohi County focused on providing permanent homes for foster kids
LIVE IT!: After an extended period trying to adopt, rural Atwater couple seek another route
LIVE IT!: A how-to on planning the perfect family photo session
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
LIVE IT!: Willmar woman knows both the loss and gain of adoption
James O. Kascht
Mildred "Millie" A. Knutson
Editorial: A day to be thankful and reflect upon our blessings
Commentary: The discipline of gratitude
Editorial: Defeating ISIS will be a complicated task
Letter: God is the game-changer
Letter: An evening of diversity, inclusion
January 31, 2009
Letter: Intersection has major flaw
The Business Highway 71/23 and County Road 24 intersection problem needs to have a significant flaw addressed. Drivers attempting to cross the Highway 71 racetrack are hindered by literally dozens of metal road signs impeding a clear view of oncoming traffic approaching at high speed...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 30, 2009
White House: Stricter food safety rules coming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is pledging stricter oversight of food safety in response to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people in the United States and may have killed at least eight. Press secretary Robert Gibbs said today that President Barack Obama...
News / nation
January 30, 2009 - 2:00pm
January 27, 2009
Letter: Keep Highway 71 turn lanes
I applaud the Kandiyohi County Commissioners' decision recently to table a decision on the "re-do" of the intersection at the Human Services and Golf Course Road (Highways 71 and 294) and appreciate the opportunity to give feedback. I own the restaurant at the golf course, The Oaks...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 17, 2009
Rice tackles improving medication safety
WILLMAR -- New "smart" drug pumps at Rice Memorial Hospital have been alerting nurses to errors -- a dose of Dilaudid, a painkiller, that was accidentally programmed for 2 milligrams per hour instead of 0.2 milligrams, for instance -- so that the error can be fixed before it reaches...
local / News
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Report outlines adverse events at Minnesota hospitals in 2008
After a patient at Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital died by suicide last year, a hospital team sat down and analyzed what happened and how corrective action could be taken to prevent it from happening again. The process "definitely" was helpful, said Mark Paulson, the hospital's...
local / News
January 17, 2009 - 12:00am
December 27, 2008
Rice embarks on project with better care the goal in mind
WILLMAR -- How can a hospital create a culture that fosters continuous, sustained improvement in the level of care it provides? Rice Memorial Hospital is embarking on a 15-month project to tackle precisely this issue. "The whole focus is on what we can do to get better.
December 27, 2008 - 12:00am
November 29, 2008
ATV goes through the ice, no injuries reported
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office is reminding people that the ice on area lakes is not safe after receiving a report of an ATV through the ice on Lake Elizabeth. Sgt. Matthew Akerson said in a news release that the driver of the all-terrain vehicle made a report at...
News / local
November 29, 2008 - 6:00am
October 1, 2008
On Friday, Sept. 26, I was driving home from work in Olivia on U.S. Highway 71. The time was about 5:10 p.m. and I was going south. In the distance, I noticed a vehicle in my lane, driving north, attempting to pass another vehicle. The educated driver with an ego decided not to go...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Residents' pleas heard; one-way on Skyline Dr. is approved
SPICER -- A nearly one-mile section of road on the west side of Green Lake will be restricted to one-lane traffic starting next summer. During a special Kandiyohi County Board meeting Thursday in Spicer, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed that turning...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
June 3, 2008
Rice Hospital fined $50,000 for workplace fatality
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital will pay a $50,000 fine for two safety violations that contributed to the death last November of a medical records worker. The agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry was...
June 3, 2008 - 12:00am