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New London, Spicer communities share food and fellowship during annual Thanksgiving meal
Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Four injured in Meeker County crash
Skol, Super Bowl
First graduates emerge from Minnesota's 'hybrid' law school
Larson Column: Golf vs. Tom: Golf makes its case and it's a strong one
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Washington gains ground with win vs. Giants
NFC North is Vikings' to lose
NFC North is the Vikings' to lose
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
November 27, 2011
Willmar School Board meets Monday
WILLMAR -- The Willmar School Board will meet in a workshop session at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the board room on the first floor of the Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W. The meeting is open to the public. The board will hear a report from four teachers who took part...
November 27, 2011 - 12:00am
March 21, 2011
Hospital board endorses strategic plan and priorities for 2011
WILLMAR -- Cardiology and nephrology will be two of the focus areas as Rice Memorial Hospital seeks to strengthen and expand some of its services this year. Recruitment of more physicians also is a goal, along with a lengthy to-do list that includes quality of care, patient satisfaction,...
March 21, 2011 - 12:00am
August 12, 2010
Rice CEO says progress made on the five-year strategic plan
WILLMAR -- Slightly more than halfway through the year, Rice Memorial Hospital leaders have moved significantly forward on a new strategic plan to boost hospital services, quality of care and overall performance. "We're making a lot of progress with a lot of things," Mike Schramm,...
August 12, 2010 - 12:00am
April 15, 2010
Rice looks to the future in detailing its new service growth plan
WILLMAR -- Orthopedic surgery, oncology, emergency medicine, hospital medicine and primary care remain among Rice Memorial Hospital's top priorities for strengthening these specialty services and recruiting ph-ysicians to staff them. But cardiology and ne-phrology also have been...
April 15, 2010 - 12:00am
March 11, 2010
Commentary: Hospital moves on future are good steps
Rice Memorial Hospital is taking a positive step of strategic planning for the hospital's services offered, reviewing its facilities development and consulting with the two medical clinics in the city. These strategic planning efforts will be crucial to the future development and...
March 11, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Rice Memorial Hospital's strategic plan is beginning to bear fruit
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital's new strategic plan will begin producing concrete results in the next couple of months with the finalizing of both a growth plan and a facilities plan for the city-owned hospital. "We are working hard on a number of different fronts," said Mike...
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
Rice begins early stages of tackling long-range strategies
WILLMAR -- It has been a little more than one month since Rice Memorial Hospital adopted an ambitious new strategic plan, and the hospital is already starting to tackle some of the initiatives. "There are a number of things we're beginning to work on.
January 28, 2010 - 12:00am
December 26, 2009
Strategic animal ag conference is Jan. 14 and 15
WILLMAR -- The 2010 Strategic Animal Ag Conference, sponsored by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, Minnesota Farm and Food Coalition and the state Department of Agriculture, is Jan. 14 and 15. The conference, "A Farmer's Footprint: Quality...
December 26, 2009 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Rice optimistic about future goals
WILLMAR -- Under a new strategic plan, Rice Memorial Hospital will develop a plan to help beef up the number of primary care doctors, orthopedic...
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
December 10, 2009
Strategic plan at Rice will be unveiled next week when board meets
WILLMAR -- A final draft of Rice Memorial Hospital's new proposed strategic plan will be unveiled at a meeting Monday of the hospital board of...
December 10, 2009 - 12:00am
October 19, 2009
Rice strategic plan nearing final phase
WILLMAR -- A new strategic plan for Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar is likely to be crafted into final form in December. The planning process, which began in September, is continuing to move ahead, Rice CEO Mike Schramm said Wednesday. The goal was to have a final draft before...
October 19, 2009 - 12:00am
August 24, 2009
Rice plans to launch strategic planning process
WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital is launching a new strategic planning process that will start Sept.
August 24, 2009 - 12:00am
March 9, 2009
Willmar City Council works on goals during planning retreat
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members met in a planning retreat all day Friday and Saturday morning and agreed on top goals that they and city...
March 9, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Oil contingency plan needed
What if our supply of foreign crude oil was suddenly interrupted? That possibility has been bothering me for some time. With the tenuous situation that now exists on the world stage, our supply of crude oil could be interrupted at any moment. It doesn't matter if this was the result...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am