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December 16, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Sylvia Erickson Koll, from left, Irene Wallin, Sandi Treml and Teren Novotny hold protest signs just like they did 40 years ago while on strike. These women are half of the Willmar 8, a group of female employees who participated in the first bank strike in Minnesota calling for equal opportunity and pay in the workplace. Turn to C1/Extra for the story.
40th anniversary of the Willmar 8: First bank strike in Minnesota was in Willmar
December 16, 2017 - 6:24am
December 15, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Gifts for students at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar are tucked behind Santa and his helpers. Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Willmar brought Santa and Ms. Claus to the students Thursday at the center. The students received a hug from Santa and a personalized gift with their name on it.
The VFW Brings Santa to Jefferson Learning Center
December 15, 2017 - 7:12am
December 14, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Mary, played by Gretchen Otness, pours water into a well while her beloved Joseph, played by Mitchell Schueler, sings to her from afar during a dress rehearsal Monday of “Two from Galilee.”
'Two from Galilee': Night of Music opens tonight at AG Church in Willmar
December 14, 2017 - 11:26am
December 13, 2017
Public gathering for community conversation Saturday
December 13, 2017 - 4:47pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Seven-year-old John Giese sits on Santa’s lap at the annual Santa Day Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Community Center.
Sacred Heart community celebrates Santa Day
December 13, 2017 - 7:48am
December 10, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Santa and Mrs. Claus step off the Holiday Express, an 18-wheeler decorated for the holiday season, Saturday at the Kandiyohi Civic Center to greet children and their families. Presented by the Kandiyohi Men's Club and the Atwater Chamber, the truck visited towns across the region including Atwater, Cosmos, Litchfield and Willmar.
The Holiday Express visits Kandiyohi on final day
December 10, 2017 - 10:39pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Anna Peterson reads a scripture Saturday during the 65th annual St. Lucia Day Festival at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Peterson is a 2017 Lucia girl. Commonly celebrated in Scandinavian countries, the festival commemorates St. Lucia, who was known to wear a candle-lit wreath while bringing food and aid to those who needed it. The festival marks the beginning of the Christmas season.
St. Lucia Day Festival celebrated at Bethel in Willmar
December 10, 2017 - 8:19pm
December 7, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Members of the Good Neighbor Club wrapped more than 100 holiday presents Thursday at Lake Region Bank in Willmar that will be distributed to children in need through local nonprofits.
Good Neighbor Club wraps presents for Kandiyohi County children
December 7, 2017 - 8:28pm
December 5, 2017
2 tuberculosis cases identified in Kandiyohi County
December 5, 2017 - 8:34pm
December 1, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Volunteers LaVonne Hookom, from left, Arlene Preslicka and Janelle Higdem help put decorations on the Memory Tree at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar Monday in preparation for the 2017 Advent Festival. The Memory Tree has ornaments honoring loved ones who have died.
'From Heaven Above to Earth I Come'
December 1, 2017 - 10:34pm
November 18, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Chad Koosman admires the Christmas tree light fixture Nov. 13. Koosman lit the tree in order to program the lights to the music for the annual “Celebrate the Light” light show at his home in Willmar. This is the final year the Koosman family will host the six-week long light show, which will open Thanksgiving Eve at 3903 60th Avenue Northeast. (For a video on "Celebrate the Light" visit wctrib.com) play button
'Celebrate the Light' - the final show: Willmar family will end 10-year run of popular Christmas display
November 18, 2017 - 7:07am
November 11, 2017
World War II veteran, Bill Killian, 98, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Woodbury, Minn., talks about his war experiences, including surviving a Japanese kamikaze attack. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
WWII vet shares story of surviving kamikaze attack
November 11, 2017 - 5:30am
October 30, 2017
Generations section now available online
October 30, 2017 - 12:55pm
October 29, 2017
Photo by Rand Middleton    The Rev. Steve Verhelst, center, leads a service at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar Sunday to mark 500 years of Reformation. A number of pastors from area churches also participated in leading the service, which drew a crowd of more than 800 people from the area.
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October 29, 2017 - 7:46pm
October 18, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Alice Huisenga, third from left, celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends Tuesday at the Bethesda Grand Assisted Living Center in Willmar. Huisenga was one of 10 children. She and her sister Adeline Klemenhagen, second from left, are the last surviving siblings.
Willmar woman celebrates over a century of birthdays
October 18, 2017 - 7:20am
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