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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
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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
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Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
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Curtis Burr Accola
Ruth V. Thayer
Frances A. King
Gregory W. Johnson
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
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Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
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