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December 10, 2016
'Prairie Angels' makes a timely arrival in Renville County
19 hours 55 min ago
December 3, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Deb Shriver, novice champion second place, from left, Kailey Schlaak, senior youth first place, Sloan Stahnke, junior youth champion, and Kristi Jo Block, rookie champion first class, line up for a photo at Paffrath Paint Ranch, with their horses Chic, Cody, Freckles and Kat.
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
December 3, 2016 - 7:28am
November 26, 2016
RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE St. Nick arrives at Kennedy Cardinal Place and Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar to deliver gifts and treats to preschoolers. With little snow remaining after morning rain showers, he left his sleigh at the North Pole and rode in a Ford van. The Jolly One's annual visit is sponsored by the Willmar VFW, which provides two helpers. See the video at wctrib.com.
'Tis the season: Holiday festivities fill the social calendar
November 26, 2016 - 12:41pm
October 21, 2016
This submitted photo shows one of the Epic pilots flying over the fjords of Greenland. Photo courtesy of Deb Solsrudplay button
An Epic journey
October 21, 2016 - 8:00pm
October 11, 2016
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Hometown auctioneer Dale Fladeboe, center, is flanked by his daughter Kristine Fladeboe Duininck and son Glen Fladeboe at the Kandiyohi County 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction this past August in Willmar. The siblings are just as comfortable in jeans selling 4-H livestock as they are wearing ballroom attire and conducting charity auctions across the country.
SOLD! Changing the world one ballroom at a time
October 11, 2016 - 1:04pm
August 5, 2016
The car run tries to stay off main highways and roads during the event, as most cars are traveling around 20 mph. (Submitted)
Car run offers a glimpse into another time
August 5, 2016 - 2:00pm
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
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