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Willmar school officials consider a change in start times next year
Highway 23 four-lane to be discussed at open house Tuesday in Hawick
Morris physician practicing under conditional license after unauthorized prescriptions, fraudulent billing discovered
Willmar native begins his work as first full-time chairman of Met Council
Records for Jan. 24
Patriots healthy heading into Super Bowl
Morris expected to leave Redskins, join Falcons
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
Report: NFL will try new replay method
Patriots say they followed rules, accept no blame
Live blog: Golden Globe Awards tonight via Wctrib.com
'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations
Believe it or not: A tree felled in Madison, Minnesota, can land in Florida
After slogging through a mammoth roster of fabulous tunes, the Tribune’s musical misfits are back with their songs of the year list
Forum Communications names Ronquist publisher of Duluth News Tribune
In surprise move, Target to pull out of Canada
Lois Mae Harms
Iona M. Bulau
Lillian T. Meder
Huseby — Schwaegerl
Arends — Fettig
Tanico — Gunvalson
Brink — Kubesh
Stai — Schoer
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: Why we must preserve the Martin Luther King holiday
May 30, 2014
Obama says VA chief Shinseki resigns; deputy Sloan to take over
Update 10:30 a.m.: Obama says VA chief Shinseki resigns; deputy Sloan to take over WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned over a veterans healthcare delay scandal that has embarrassed the administration,...
news / nation
May 30, 2014 - 10:36am
May 23, 2014
Veteran logs 1,000 hours driving fellow veterans to VA
WILLMAR –– It’s 7:45 a.m. on a foggy Tuesday and Wayne Emberland is going over paperwork and chatting with the three military veterans — all men from Willmar — who have medical appointments at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center. The 71-year-old Emberland, who served more than...
news / local
May 23, 2014 - 3:00am
May 22, 2014
Minnesota Commentary: Sound alarm even in VA stories not local
From Forum News Service An editorial from a Minnesota newspaper. Sound alarm even in VA stories not local DULUTH — Problems plaguing VA medical facilities in Phoenix and elsewhere apparently aren’t happening here in the Twin Ports. That’s something...
opinion / commentary
May 22, 2014 - 5:00am
August 6, 2013
Willmar, Minn., vet, who avoided Vietnam, has terminal illness linked to water at Camp Lejeune
WILLMAR -- John Woodman thought himself lucky. Serving with the U.S. Marine Corps and stationed from 1972 through 1976 at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., he was ordered three times to Vietnam, only to have the orders rescinded each time. On one occasion he made it as far as...
news / local
August 6, 2013 - 11:44pm
July 10, 2013
VA looks for answers on veterans suicide rate
ALEXANDRIA — Twenty-two veterans die by suicide every day in the U.S., and taking into consideration the total U.S. population (315 million) and the number of veterans (22 million), that percentage seems disproportionately high. Since 2001, per-day veteran suicides have remained...
news / nation
July 10, 2013 - 12:13am
June 20, 2013
Willmar, Minn.-area veterans provide input on VA backlog and Sen. Franken's proposed solutions
WILLMAR - Area veterans with a long history of military service and leadership roles in veterans groups weighed in on Sen. Al Franken's proposals to speed up the delivery of veterans' benefits, reduce the backlog of claims and make medical care for rural veterans more accessible....
news / local
June 20, 2013 - 11:52pm
February 7, 2013
Natl. American Legion commander taking on slew of new challenges
WILLMAR — Raising funds to help wounded soldiers, working to bring home the remains of those missing in action in Vietnam, and taking on the issue of why female veterans aren’t accessing Veterans Affairs health care. And all the while, he was also working to promote membership...
news / local
February 7, 2013 - 11:12pm
December 9, 2011
Letter: Thoughts about the VA
Thoughts from a vet about VA office. Confidentiality: I like a small office and can always go downstairs to other offices as suggested by VA staff. Confidentiality of records: VA matters are sometimes of a private nature -- health matters, end-of-life matters, benefit matters. I...
opinion / letters
December 9, 2011 - 12:00am
January 18, 2011
New pediatrician joins ACMC WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers announces KerriAnn Mahon, M.D., a specialist in pediatrics, will begin practicing at ACMC-Willmar in February. Mahon specializes in the care of infants, children and adolescents. After receiving her bachelor's...
January 18, 2011 - 12:00am
January 2, 2010
VA to offer H1N1, seasonal flu shots
ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud VA Medical Center and its community-based outpatient clinics will offer H1N1 vaccine shots and seasonal flu shots at no charge to veterans who receive their health care through the VA. Both H1N1 shots and seasonal flu shots will be offered at the following...
news / local / region
January 2, 2010 - 12:00am