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Super Bill: Weighing the cost of a Super Bowl trip
Downtown St. Paul is safe, police say as gang ‘enforcer’ is arrested in skyway assault
Duluth graduate trying to cook his way to the Super Bowl
State bill would require parents talk to doctor before kids skip vaccinations
Records published Jan. 31
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Midwest Opinion: The nickname key: What’s best for UND?
Letter: Upper Midwest takes good care of veterans
Midwest Opinion: Affront to common sense to regulate Duluth’s seed library as dealer
Midwest Opinion: DNR finds retention alone can’t provide flood protection in Fargo-Moorhead
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