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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
July 18, 2015
Jeannie Hoverud of Belgrade is a 14-year survivor of kidney cancer. She, along with Emily Johnson of Willmar, below, will be the honorary survivors at the 2015 Kandiyohi County Relay for Life. (Tribune photo by Jacob Belgum)
Relay for Life Honorary Survivor: Jeannie's story
July 18, 2015 - 9:12am
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Relay for Life Honorary Survivor: Emily's story
July 18, 2015 - 1:59am
July 11, 2015
Kevin Groth is an avid geocacher, logging more than 5,300 finds since he first got into the hobby less than four years ago. He has planted numerous caches around his Lake Florida home and at Robbins Island in Willmar. DAN BURDETT | TRIBUNE
15 years after first recorded geocache, hobby has quite the following
July 11, 2015 - 5:00am
June 27, 2015
Bianca Hanson, 6, of rural Paynesville, adds the finishing touches Tuesday to her fairy house during a workshop on the lawn of Great River Regional Library in Paynesville. DAN BURDETT/TRIBUNE
Paynesville library offers fairy garden workshop to spur creativity with earthen, fun materials
June 27, 2015 - 6:00am
June 7, 2015
Daven Kokkila rides oin the Glacial Lakes State Trail to Long Prairie on the first of the 2014 Pedal for Project Impact. Photo by Gary Miller
Riding to help others: Local bicycle enthusiasts pedal for causes they support
June 7, 2015 - 11:51pm
May 2, 2015
Willmar officials and the staff of Bike MN ride Monday on 19th Avenue Southeast. Tribune/Gary Millerplay button
Becoming bike friendly: State Bicycle Alliance tours Willmar; praises efforts to date
May 2, 2015 - 10:08am