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Early Risers Kiwanis donates hospital dolls
New work at an old building: Ocheyedan Town Hall renovations are underway
Area woman helps pen memoir on family farm
Ready to get its kicks: Construction of new soccer fields finished
First-ever WHS Snowcoming celebrates students in winter activities
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Column: Trump's demagogic illogic
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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October 12, 2016
Dayton: 'Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable'
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's governor says a President Barack Obama inspired health-care law needs work. "The reality is the Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable for increasing numbers of people," Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday, Oct. 12, while encouraging state and federal lawmakers...
October 12, 2016 - 4:50pm
September 30, 2016
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers, self-employed
ST. PAUL -- Loni Kemp is an example of what farmers and other self-employed Minnesotans face: an ever-increasing health insurance bill and no way to get around it. The 63-year-old consultant, who lives in southeast Minnesota's Canton, said that in 2015 she and her husband had a family...
September 30, 2016 - 7:45pm
Individual health insurance premiums soar
ST. PAUL -- That punch to the gut 250,000 Minnesotans felt Friday, Sept. 30, came from news that their health insurance premiums will rise up to 67 percent next year. Friday's punch comes after nearly half of the same people felt similar pain this summer when Blue Cross Blue Shield...
September 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
August 1, 2016
Dayton, Daudt agree state hospital needs security help
ST. PETER -- Minnesota's governor and House speaker agree that the St. Peter state hospital needs better security, after years of assaults on employees, but how soon that help can come remains in doubt. "There is no perfect answer," House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, said Monday after...
August 1, 2016 - 9:09pm
July 28, 2016
Essentia rates 4 stars, Sanford 3 stars in new hospital quality comparison
FARGO, N.D. -- In new federal ratings of hospitals on a five-star scale for overall care quality, Essentia Health in Fargo was given a four-star score while Sanford Medical Center in Fargo was rated as three stars. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid added the star ratings this...
July 28, 2016 - 9:45pm
July 12, 2016
Two Sanford Worthington employees recognized with corporate awards
WORTHINGTON -- Two employees of the Sanford Health Network in Worthington received Employee of the Year awards in their respective areas of service....
July 12, 2016 - 9:16pm
June 27, 2016
Column: An affordable Rx for Americans
Q: What is contributing to the cost of prescription drugs?A: There’s no doubt that the rising cost for prescription medicine weighs heavily on the minds of Iowans. The issue comes up at nearly every one of my county meetings across the state. That’s because it hits so close to...
June 27, 2016 - 9:38pm
June 24, 2016
WRHCF grants to make positive impact on area youths
WORTHINGTON -- Three recent grant awards from the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Inc. (WRHCF) will have a broad-reaching and positive...
June 24, 2016 - 8:37pm
June 23, 2016
Letter: Key medical drug is hijacked from public
By Marvin Kroontje, Magnolia I heard recently on the news that deaths from hepatitis C have reached an all-time high. That’s really regrettable since there has been a cure since 2012. A 12-week course was estimated to cost $136. The hepatitis C drug Sovaldi was hijacked, just as...
June 23, 2016 - 5:50pm
June 8, 2016
Mayo Clinic planning significant expansion
ROCHESTER — Mayo Clinic is more than doubling its research space, the first major step in a $6.5 billion plan to increase its Rochester presence....
June 8, 2016 - 11:12pm
June 6, 2016
Most patients support medical marijuana
ST. PAUL — Most medical marijuana patients who took a state survey say they benefited from the newly allowed treatment. About 90 percent of the patients responding to the survey reported mild to significant benefits, the state Health Department reported Monday. About 20 percent...
June 6, 2016 - 9:04pm
June 5, 2016
Iowa advocates remain skeptical about new Medicaid oversight
DES MOINES, Iowa — Newly approved state oversight of Iowa’s privatized Medicaid program will make it one the most transparent in the country, according to Gov. Terry Branstad, but some health advocates remain skeptical as state officials begin determining plans for organizing...
June 5, 2016 - 9:01pm
May 30, 2016
Berger is Employee of the Year at Sanford Worthington
WORTHINGTON —Sanford Worthington presented the 2015 Employee of the Year award to Erica Berger, MSW, LICSW in May during the annual National Health Care Week activities. Berger received this award based on nominations from her co-workers. The award was presented by Jenny Andersen-Martinez,...
May 30, 2016 - 7:52pm
April 27, 2016
Letter: House Republicans make rural health care a priority
Improving health care for Greater Minnesotans has been a top goal for Minnesota House Republicans this session, and we have adopted a number of rural health initiatives over the past two years that prioritize care for our seniors and lower health care costs for rural Minnesotans....
April 27, 2016 - 5:11pm
April 13, 2016
Guest editorial: Legislation would encourage pharmacists to offer health care
WASHINGTON — Like a lot of Iowans, I grew up in a rural community. In small towns, there might be a pharmacist on Main Street but no doctor. Iowans are used to driving long distances for the doctor while having easier access to a pharmacist. It becomes natural to ask the pharmacist...
April 13, 2016 - 10:18am