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December 1, 2016
Willmar artist to paint community mural
December 1, 2016 - 11:55am
July 13, 2016
Robbie Davis, project director with the Smithsonian Institution's Museum on Main Street, speaks June 21 at the installation of the Water/Ways exhibit at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center. Water/Ways is a traveling exhibition and community engagement initiative of the Museum on Main Street program. (Courtesy photo)
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
July 13, 2016 - 2:53pm
July 7, 2016
Bethany Lacktorin performs a segments of her original story during a rehearsal in late June at a wayside rest in the Ordway Pairie. She grew up across the road from the prairie and when she was a little girl called it her "ocean." CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNEplay button
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
July 7, 2016 - 11:15am
June 29, 2016
Jais Gossman, left, and Gary Swenson rehearse a scene for the New London Little Theatre's production of "You Can't Take it With You. Looking on is Rick Olson. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Comedy production opens Thursday in New London
June 29, 2016 - 12:25pm
June 22, 2016
Tabitha Ryan is pictured Tuesday following an interview at Caribou Coffee in Willmar. Ryan will attend open auditions this weekend in Minneapolis for a chance to appear on the upcoming season of the NBC reality singing contest “The Voice.” (DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE)play button
Willmar woman to audition for 'The Voice'
June 22, 2016 - 11:00pm
May 19, 2016
Thomas Rosengren, production manager at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, designed the History Centre and Archives as a place for theater fans to reflect. He spent more than two months painting the space and pulling props and playbills from storage boxes to display them in the second-floor space. (DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE)
New archive, display offers look at The Barn Theatre’s colorful history
May 19, 2016 - 11:09am
The Cinco de Mayo Family Festival will boast a variety of live entertainment, with scheduled performances from a number of Aztec and folklorico dancers. Music will also be provided by Willmar’s Esplendor Norteno Band. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Cinco de Mayo Family Fun Festival returns to Willmar after 4-year hiatus
May 19, 2016 - 12:00am
April 21, 2016
Emily Walz, from left, is the librarian, Paige Bajari is Mary, a new resident in town, and Jakson Martens is longtime resident John Dodge in the Ridgewater production of “Middletown.” (PHOTOS BY RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Ridgewater's dramatic comedy 'Middletown' opens tonight on Willmar campus
April 21, 2016 - 6:00am
April 14, 2016
The ladies of Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana, gather at Truvy’s beauty salon for their weekly hair styling while sharing triumphs and setbacks. Sabrina McCorquadale, from left, as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Cherry Olsen as Truvy Jones, Stacey Neuhaus as M’Lynn Eatenton, Jessalyn Canavan as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, and Nicki Dyson, seated, as Clairee Belcher, soak up another rant by Quizer Bourdreaux, off camera. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
'Steel Magnolias' opens tonight at The Barn Theatre
April 14, 2016 - 3:05pm
April 7, 2016
Emily Malmgren, from left, Addison Fladeboe and Tasha Klatt share a book. Girl Scouts are on hand two hours a week for the Study Buddies program, during which they tutor younger students and share in playtime activities. A popular area is the puppet booth. (PHOTOS BY DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE)
Through Willmar library partnership, Girl Scouts play tutors, pals to young students
April 7, 2016 - 9:56am
March 17, 2016
Members of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson on Sunday will present "The Living Last Supper," a dramatic musical representation of Leonardo DaVinci’s The Last Supper painting. (DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE)
Benson church brings Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' to life
March 17, 2016 - 8:42pm
March 3, 2016
Kylie Newcomer, left, is a young Simba and Pedro Cruz is Mufasa in the Willmar Middle School’s production of “The Lion King Jr.” Performances open tonight and run through Sunday at the high school theater. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Willmar Middle School's "The Lion King Jr." continues through Sunday
March 3, 2016 - 4:20pm
February 17, 2016
As part of a multi-year project by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society, New London-based photographer Gregory Harp is in the process of photographing every church in Kandiyohi County. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)play button
Historical Society takes on project to photograph every church in Kandiyohi County
February 17, 2016 - 10:00pm
February 11, 2016
“The Addams Family” played by Heidi Ahmann as Grandma, from left, Aubrey Ross as Wednesday, Monica Servi as Morticia, J.P. Cola as Lurch, Lyle Mangen as Gomez, Ben Watson as Pugsley and Brent Roelofs as Uncle Fester.  (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
Musical production opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
February 11, 2016 - 1:31pm
January 28, 2016
Law enforcement took Special Olympics on as a charitable cause many, many years ago, according to Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt. Locally, they have sponsored the Polar Plunge for 12 years, since it’s inception as the fourth such event in the state. The plunge is a popular event drawing large crowds as part of the annual Spicer WinterFest celebration. (TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO)
Freezin' for a reason: Polar Plunge is more than just an event for law enforcement
January 28, 2016 - 10:44am
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