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WILLMAR -- The audience sat on folding chairs in the WEAC rehearsal hall Monday night as they watched a 24-minute rough cut of Luis Argueta's film in progress, a documentary about the 2008 immigration raid on a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa. Near the end of an open discussion afterwards with the filmmaker, a woman in the audience got to the point. Now that we've seen the film, what should we do?
WILLMAR -- More women are seeking to delay pregnancy or have fewer children because of the economic impact of the recession. Many of them also report being worse off financially than they were a year ago, and there's a small percent who are sometimes skipping birth control because of the cost. The newly released report by the Guttmacher Institute provides a snapshot of how the recession is affecting women's health decisions -- findings that are echoed in what Planned Parenthood has been observing at its clinics in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. "What we're seeing is something ver
WILLMAR -- When they're finished with their cancer treatment, the last thing many patients want is to go back to the place where they were treated. But not too long ago, Barb Hoeft encountered a former radiation therapy patient who returned to the hospital so he could see the progress of the construction on the new Willmar Cancer Center. "He was excited for this whole experience, and he was done with his treatment," said Hoeft, director of the Willmar Cancer Center. Anticipation is starting to build for the opening of the cancer center early next year.
WILLMAR -- Mary Buckentine drove almost two hours Friday from her home in Plato to ask Rep.