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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...
WILLMAR — As the influenza season gains momentum, health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if they haven’t yet done so. Although early reports indicate this year’s vaccine may be a less-than-ideal match to strains of the flu virus that are currently circulating, there’s still a benefit to receiving the annual vaccination, say local clinic managers. “It is still the best that we have to reduce our risk,” said Stacey Zondervan, clinic manager at Family Practice Medical Center in Willmar. Flu activity in Minnesota has picked up in recent weeks.
WILLMAR — When the call comes, Allen Clark is ready to be there with crisis management skills, information on local mental health resources, a listening ear and lots of patience. Clark is coordinator of Woodland Center’s youth mobile crisis program, a project that brings face-to-face intervention to children and teens in the midst of a mental health crisis. The service helps fill a critical need for kids s truggling to navigate the often tempestuous waters of youth and adolescence. With timely intervention and referral to the right resources, many youths can get back on their feet and ultim
WILLMAR — The Rice Health Foundation set a record this month at its annual holiday gala, raising $342,000 to support services and patient care at Rice Memorial Hospital. The amount...
WILLMAR - Working with high-risk children, Dr. Anne Gearity kept seeing a frustrating pattern. Many of them were traumatized by experiences early in childhood that compromised their development.
WILLMAR - Construction bids have been awarded for a $1.3 million project to create acuity-adaptable patient rooms at Rice Memorial Hospital and expand the hospital's inpatient behavioral health unit. The contracts were unanimously approved Wednesday by the hospital board of directors. Hospital officials said construction and renovation will start sometime in December or early January. The project involves the addition of four patient rooms to the mental health unit, bringing the total number of beds to 12.