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Blankets were laid out Friday on the boulevard in front of the Kandiyohi County Courthouse to secure coveted spots along the Willmar Fest parade route. The Grand Day Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Getting ready for the parade
2 hours 37 min ago
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Darlene Schroeder, left, and Deq Mohamed play drums in a drumming circle offered Thursday evening by Community Rhythms during the Willmar Jaycees Block Party.
Drumming to build community: Drum circle offered at Willmar Fests Block Party
11 hours 4 min ago
June 21, 2018
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Willmar Fests Junior Princess Harper Wilson, left, and Junior Prince Oscar Lopez ride in a convertible Thursday evening while the other candidates for royalty walk behind in the Kiddie Parade during the Willmar Jaycees Block Party.
Block Party fun during Willmar Fests
19 hours 50 min ago
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Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68
June 21, 2018 - 5:54pm
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Willmar Fests candidates Leslie Alvarez, left, and Staci Banks, right, jump through hula hoops with the help of lifeguard Jen Harasyn while doing the obstacle course at the Queen’s Splash event Wednesday at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar.
Queen's Splash kicks off Willmar Fests
June 21, 2018 - 8:58am
June 20, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune 

Reigning Willmar Fests Senior Ambassador Audrey Buzzeo, left, crowns the new Senior Ambassadors Sharon and Gary Mages Wednesday afternoon at the Willmar Community Center.
Retired farm couple named Willmar Fests Senior Ambassadors
June 20, 2018 - 9:53pm
Willmar Fests 2018
June 20, 2018 - 4:54pm
Miss America Cara Mund signs autographs for Girl Scouts on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Fargo Air Museum in Fargo. Carissa Wigginton / Forum News Serviceplay button
Miss America says Girl Scouts played big role in her development
June 20, 2018 - 2:59pm
June 19, 2018
Bilal Quintyne attended church with Belinda Whitaker on Sunday; the two reconnected after he pushed her home in her wheelchair. MUST CREDIT: Destinee Angel Burton
He saw a woman stranded in a wheelchair by the side of the road. What happened next made the world take notice.
June 19, 2018 - 10:02am
June 16, 2018
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Skiers move across the lake in a 22-person pyramid formation during the Little Crow Water Ski Team’s second show of the summer June 8 at Neer Park in New London.
Balancing act: Little Crow Ski Team performs at Neer Park
June 16, 2018 - 10:35am
Bailey Hovland / Tribune

Wyatt Schultz, a 10-year-boy from Atwater, pours a cup of lemonade at the Atwater Days Kiddie Parade. He is raising money for a new flag at his school.
Atwater boy opens lemonade stand for a new school flag
June 16, 2018 - 8:03am
June 15, 2018
May 2018 marriage dissolutions in Kandiyohi County
June 15, 2018 - 8:52pm
Jeff Belmonte from Cuiabá, Brazil / Flickr via Wikimedia Commons
Marriage licenses in Kandiyohi County for week ending June 15, 2018
June 15, 2018 - 3:14pm
June 11, 2018
Ya sure: Regional dialects persist across Upper Midwest
June 11, 2018 - 8:05am
June 9, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Carver Jane Mickelborough, from the Brittany in France, shows how to carve a Brenton-style spoon at the 12th annual Spoon Gathering June 1 in Milan.
Carving a vision: Milan hosts the 12th annual Spoon Gathering
June 9, 2018 - 8:11am