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Food, lodging inspections show improvement in Kandiyohi, Renville counties
Two injured in Renville County crash
Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
January 9, 2010
Health officials: There's still time to get flu shots
WILLMAR -- There's still time to get vaccinated against seasonal flu and the H1N1 novel influenza virus, and there's still vaccine available. This double message is being urged by state and local health officials on the eve of the Minnesota Department of Health's annual "Ban the...
January 9, 2010 - 12:00am
December 18, 2009
Demand for H1N1 shot is on the rise at local clinics, officials say
WILLMAR -- On Wednesday, the first day the H1N1 novel influenza vaccine became available to the general public, 200 people were on the flu-shot appointment list at Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar.
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am
December 15, 2009
Regional clinics offering vaccine to everyone
WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers continues to follow the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and is now offering H1N1 novel influenza vaccine appointments to everyone of any age group, at all ACMC clinic locations. The second dose of H1N1 vaccine is also available...
December 15, 2009 - 12:00am
Minnesota Health Dept. makes H1N1 vaccination available for all residents
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota health officials plan to allow most people to receive H1N1 flu vaccinations. If health care providers have enough vaccine for priority groups such as young people, beginning Wednesday they may give shots or nasal mists to anyone, the Health Department announced...
December 15, 2009 - 12:00am
December 14, 2009
ACMC now offering H1N1 vaccine to everyone
WILLMAR -- Affiliated Community Medical Centers continues to follow the Minnesota Department of Health guidelines and is now offering H1N1 vaccine appointments to everyone of any age group, at all ACMC clinic locations. The second dose of H1N1 vaccine is also available for children...
December 14, 2009 - 4:57pm
December 10, 2009
H1N1 shot is available for target groups in the county
Kandiyohi County Public Health announced the availability Wednesday of H1N1 novel influenza vaccine in the community for certain groups. Individuals who are in one of the target groups and want to seek vaccination are asked to contact their health care provider.
December 10, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2009
Kandiyohi County Public Health announces availability of H1N1 vaccine
WILLMAR - Kandiyohi County Public Health today announced the availability of H1N1 vaccine in the community for the following groups: - Adults 25-64 with chronic health conditions. - All people 6 months to 24 years in age (children 9 and under need two doses, one month apart). -...
December 9, 2009 - 2:34pm
November 25, 2009
Priority groups expanded for H1N1 shot
WILLMAR -- Vaccine availability for H1N1 novel influenza is being expanded to all health priority groups, the Minnesota Department of Health announced Tuesday. The supply is still trickling in and it will take time to get the vaccine distributed to health providers and public health...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 21, 2009
Flu vaccine clinics to start Monday in schools
WILLMAR -- Children ages 5 to 9 will begin receiving the H1N1 novel influenza vaccine at mass vaccination clinics that start Monday in Kandiyohi County. The county's first shipments of vaccine arrived this past week, said Ann Stehn, director of Kandiyohi County Public Health. The...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
November 13, 2009
Editorial: State plan on H1N1 vaccine is best way
As west central Minnesota hears the growing demand for the H1N1 vaccine, they are instructed to wait until their medical clinic calls. Minnesota health authorities are striving to target the most vulnerable individuals within the state's population first. That is the right step...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Officials: Flu shots on the way
WILLMAR -- If you haven't received a flu shot yet, you'll probably have to be patient a little longer. Local health providers used up most of their initial vaccine supply in September and are still waiting for the rest of their seasonal influenza vaccine to arrive. At Family Practice...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2009
Editorial: Make flu vaccine decisions informed
Schools started last month across West Central Minnesota and the flu has re-emerged throughout many schools and communities. Local, state and federal health authorities are working hard in preparation to battle the emerging flu threat on all fronts. Health and Human Services Secretary...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
September 24, 2009
Need a shot? You may have to wait
WILLMAR -- Local demand for the seasonal influenza vaccine has been so high that Affiliated Community Medical Centers has stopped scheduling...
September 24, 2009 - 12:00am
September 17, 2009
Providers say now is the time to get regular flu vaccine
WILLMAR -- It might still be several weeks before a vaccine for the H1N1 novel influenza virus arrives in Minnesota. But local health providers are urging people to take early steps to protect themselves by getting vaccinated now against regular seasonal flu. "That's a line of defense,"...
September 17, 2009 - 12:00am
Health Dept. officials say infuenza is widespread across Minn.
ST. PAUL -- More than 30 Minnesota schools report significant flu outbreaks, little more than a week after most districts began classes. The outbreak is spotty around the state, with some districts reporting few problems. The same is true for colleges. "Novel H1N1 has continued...
September 17, 2009 - 12:00am