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WILLMAR — The surface of Wayne Nelson’s desk in the corner office at Heritage Bank was empty on Wednesday. And for once, there wasn’t a single meeting on his calendar. Nelson, 65, retired at the end of 2014 after a long career in local banking, community leadership and volunteering.
WILLMAR — Members of the Kandiyohi County Drug-Free Communities Coalition hope to continue their work in 2015 of preventing alcohol and tobacco use among underage youths. It will be a challenge, however, with funding cuts that have put the coalition’s future on shaky ground. The coalition has had five years of federal Drug-Free Communities grant money, awarded through the Office of National Drug Control Policy, to launch and sustain efforts ranging from developing social host ordinances to supporting peer-to-peer tobacco prevention at local schools. “We have made significant progress.
WILLMAR — In a dispute that garnered national attention, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that medical staff bylaws can be an enforceable contract between a hospital and members of the medical staff. The Supreme Court Justices also ruled that a medical staff that meets criteria outlined in state statute has the capacity to sue and be sued. The court’s decision reverses an earlier ruling by the Court of Appeals in a lawsuit filed more than two years ago by the medical staff of Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center against the hospital. “We’ve been waiting almost 11 months for the
WILLMAR — The patient is recovering from a C-section, and students in the Ridgewater College baccalaureate nursing program are gathered around her bed in the school’s simulation laboratory. Although the...
Norovirus has been hitting Minnesota hard this winter, with about 40 outbreaks reported to the Minnesota Department of Health since the beginning of November. The outbreaks have occurred in a...
WILLMAR — Board members of the Willmar Community-Owned Grocery are weighing their options after a campaign to help capitalize the start-up of the cooperative grocery store fell far short of the goal. The board has a handful of choices. Recruitment could continue for member-owners to join the cooperative, with another try later at opening a storefront. A scaled-down version of a cooperative grocery store could be pursued.
LITCHFIELD - Meeker Memorial Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions, effective immediately, to help protect patients, staff and the community from ithe spread of nfluenza. It is recommended that no children visit hospital patients. No one under 18 is allowed at this time to visit the Birth Center, except for siblings.
WILLMAR — The board of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has approved a strategic plan for 2015, with goals that range from increasing countywide business...
WILLMAR - After an early start to winter, many folks are welcoming the warm weather, but a March-like spate of above-freezing temperatures has created a new hazard: rapidly thinning ice on area lakes. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office issued a dangerous ice warning this weekend for area lakes. The public is urged to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice.
WILLMAR — Kris Wilner sees the wardrobe challenges of older adults all the time — buttons that are too small, clothing that’s difficult to put on, garb that’s overly fussy...