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Officials urge residents to take advantage of flu vaccine available in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR — If you still haven’t gotten a flu shot, better not delay.

West Central Tribune, 12/04/2012

Bethesda in Willmar, Minn., develops pilot project specializing in Parkinson’s disease

WILLMAR — Jim Terhune, 82, was set to drive to the Twin Cities — a 200-mile round trip — for intensive daily therapy to help manage Parkinson’s disease.

West Central Tribune, 12/03/2012

Rice Regional Dental Clinic in Willmar, Minn., fills need for oral health services

WILLMAR — As the Rice Regional Dental Clinic approaches its five-year anniversary next month, officials say it is living up to its promise of improving rural access to dental care and training a future generation of dental professionals.

West Central Tribune, 11/23/2012

HealthBeat blog: Is Movember just another gimmick?

Take a look at the guys around you this month and count how many of them are displaying more facial hair than usual. Chalk it up to Movember, a global charity event that invites men to grow mustaches during November to raise awareness and money for men’s health., 11/20/2012

Budget adopted by Rice Hospital in Willmar, Minn., contains a modest hike

WILLMAR — Rice Memorial Hospital’s budget for 2013 calls for modest increases in revenue and spending and a patient volume that’s expected to stay flat.

West Central Tribune, 11/15/2012

Willmar, Minn., shop is among first Dunn Bros. to launch an expanded food menu

WILLMAR — Dunn Bros. Coffee’s trademark scent of freshly roasted coffee beans has been joined by a new aroma — freshly baked bread and daily offerings of breakfast pastries, sandwiches, soups, salads and pizza.

West Central Tribune, 11/13/2012

Koenen defeats Gimse in Senate District 17 race

WILLMAR — Sen. Lyle Koenen won a closely watched race Tuesday night in District 17, where he and Sen. Joe Gimse had challenged each other to represent the district in the Minnesota Senate.

West Central Tribune, 11/07/2012

Candidates in District 16A focus on jobs, economy, taxes, education

Al Kruse and Rep. Chris Swedzinski are focusing on the meat-and-potatoes issues they hear about most from residents of southwestern Minnesota: jobs, the economy, taxes, education and roads.

West Central Tribune, 11/02/2012

‘Their lives are not over’: Activity program is essential to Rice Care services

WILLMAR — There are many opportunities for residents of the Rice Care Center to keep their hands and minds busy, from group sing-alongs to exercise classes to a Christmas cookie exchange.

West Central Tribune, 11/01/2012

Volunteers set record $100,000 goal for Rice Health Foundation fundraiser

WILLMAR — Organizers of the Rice Health Foundation’s annual holiday festival this month hope to raise a record $100,000 from the event.

West Central Tribune, 11/01/2012

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