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June 23, 2016
Mel's Curb Service opened in June 1946 on south end of Spicer and just a block from Green Lake. The carhops worked past midnight waiting on  customers coming from the nearby Drive-in Theater. play button
Spicer Graffiti: 'I was a Teenage Carhop'
June 23, 2016 - 10:08am
June 3, 2016
The company has been in operation for 100 years and is today a diverse leader in its field. play button
Lake Lillian company celebrates a century of business and looks ahead to the next century
June 3, 2016 - 10:00pm
February 27, 2016
Harlan Rohner works on the engine of a snowmobile Feb. 17 at his snowmobile salvage business north of Willmar. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Rohner has been collecting snowmobiles since he was 17 years of age. In the process, he has accumulated more than 700 sleds as part of his collection. (PHOTOS BY DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE)
Willmar salvage man's snowmobile collection is one for the ages
February 27, 2016 - 8:00am
December 26, 2015
Avian influenza hit west central Minnesota’s poultry producers this year, like a tornado, leaving millions of dead turkeys and chickens, and financial hardships in its wake. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Year in Review: Avian flu tops the Tribune's biggest stories from 2015
December 26, 2015 - 6:00am
December 5, 2015
For more than two decades since her husband’s passing, Doris Scott has lived alone and maintained a home on Willmar’s southwest side. (TRIBUNE | DAN BURDETT)
Willmar native looks back at a century-plus of life
December 5, 2015 - 8:00am
November 7, 2015
Amber Johannes, left, helped created the food swap club for working moms seven years ago. Karen Twedt, right, says the meals come in handy when she’s doing shift work at Rice Hospital, where she's employed as a nurse. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE
Food swap means area moms don’t have to sacrifice supper time on busy nights
November 7, 2015 - 8:00am
October 10, 2015
Each day, Frances Van Heuveln walks the northwest quadrant of Willmar picking up trash from the streets and play areas, like Bria’s Playground, pictured at top right. The most interesting thing she has found on her route is a $20 bill. “Oh, you betcha,” she said through a smile, when asked if she kept the money. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE
With a sense of community pride, Willmar woman spends hours daily picking up trash
October 10, 2015 - 6:00am
October 3, 2015
Nicole Twedt works works on a piece in her coloring book during the Sept. 15 meeting of the Kandi Colorists in Willmar. Once a month, a group of local women meet in the garage/workshop behind West Central Printing in downtown Willmar and mingle over Crayola. The club was created by Laura Deleski, who while online and using social media noted an increase in the popularity of coloring clubs. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE
Adult coloring club in Willmar offers women a unique place to escape the monotony of life
October 3, 2015 - 6:00am
September 26, 2015
Wally Gustafson’s secret to a long, healthy life may be the glass of home-pressed apple juice he drinks every day. This week, the 90-year-old attorney and war veteran welcomed Boy Scouts from Troop 228 in New London. The Scouts proceeded to press about 30 gallons of juice in Gustafson’s old-style press.  CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE
90-year-old hobbyist hopes next generation gets the apple-growing bug
September 26, 2015 - 8:00am
September 12, 2015
A fire sculpture of a church steeple is taking shape in New London. The unveiling of the 10-foot-tall sculpture will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 19. New London potters Bill Gossman, left, and Craig Edwards, holding a sketch of the design, are involved in the project. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)play button
Fire sculpture: New London, Minn., art project will be unveiled Sept. 19
September 12, 2015 - 5:48am
Melissa Gohman, left, and Kristin Allen worked last week on a Mill Stone Mosaic project in New London. Application of the glass to the mesh panels, which feature animals including a heron, fox, butterfly and turtle, started July 5. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)play button
Mill Stone Mosaic: Honoring history, the natural environment and the community of New London, Minn.
September 12, 2015 - 5:00am
August 29, 2015
This marquee greets motorists as they enter Starlite Drive-In from state Highway 22 in Litchfield. The theater’s new owner, David Quincer, plans to fix up the marquee, which is showing a few signs of disrepair. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE
With deal in place, Starlite Drive-In in Litchfield doesn't appear to be going anywhere
August 29, 2015 - 6:00am
August 22, 2015
Kaitlyn Anfinson has been riding BMX for the last decade, in the process becoming one of the best racers in the state. She is a member of Green Lake BMX and was at her local track in Spicer on Aug. 13 for a practice ride before beginning a shift at work. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE
Decade of dominance may soon come to pass for talented female BMX racer
August 22, 2015 - 5:00am
August 17, 2015
Jeff Thompson of Cologne stands in front of a 5-ton military vehicle used at the new Freedom Ridge park being constructed for rock crawling south of Atwater. (Tribune photo by Jacob Belgum)
Rock crawling park, concert venue comes to Atwater, Minn.
August 17, 2015 - 9:34am
August 1, 2015
Diane Minke was attending a mentoring conference at the Evangelical Free Church in Willmar, when she learned of the opportunity to mentor Teagan Miller. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE
Through sewing, two people learn the gift of mentorship
August 1, 2015 - 5:00am
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