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VIDEO: ACGC, Folwell students dance to 'Uptown Funk'
Q&A session with candidates for Willmar superintendent moved to board room
More than 5 million birds in Minnesota dead from flu outbreak
Mondale to Concordia graduates: ‘You can do it,’
Horse Racing: American Pharoah wins Derby
NBA Playoffs: Warriors cruise past Grizzlies in Game 1
Boys Tennis: Litchfield sixth at Pine City tourney
Friday's Baseball: Bulldogs thump Dragons
College Baseball: Warriors endure tough Sunday
Prairie Winds Concert Band sets concerts Sunday in Willmar, Minnesota
Christian School to stage ‘Little Women’ at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minnesota
‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ now on stage at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota
Ridgewater college choir concert slated for Tuesday in Willmar, Minnesota
West Central Singers’ ‘Bedtime Stories’ concerts this weekend
D’Huyvetter joins Anez Consulting
Harvey Anderson & Johnson to build new Clara City funeral chapel
Ridgewater College partners for job training
Heritage Bank offers debit card fraud control
Moonlighting: Portion of U.S. workforce holding multiple jobs declines
Janice I. Iverson
Orville E. Johnson
Cheri A. Weismantel
Satre — Paz
Ridler — Gustafson
Heinen — Johnson
Becoming bike friendly: State Bicycle Alliance tours Willmar; praises efforts to date
Video: Plant Sale at Willmar Civic Center
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Commentary: Support access to higher education
Commentary: Support MnSCU budget request
Minnesota Opinion: End political games, nonsense over LGA
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
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