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Emmett Strand wears a tiara while listening to Willmar Fests royalty read children's books during the Prince and Princess Story Hour Thursday at the Willmar Public Library.
Block Party highlights Willmar Fests activities
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People gather for the Senior Ambassador Coronation Wednesday, June 21, at the Willmar Community Center in Willmar. Princesses and candidates welcomed the new Senior Ambassador on the first day of Willmar Fests.
Audrey Buzzeo named Willmar Fests senior ambassador
7 hours 12 min ago
Records published June 22
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June 21, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Audrey Buzzeo, left, is crowned senior ambassador by Jan Schmeling, one of last year's Willmar Fests senior ambassadors,  during the coronation event Wednesday at the Willmar Community Center in Willmar.

Princesses and candidates welcomed the new ambassador on the first day of Willmar Fests. Schmeling and Ralph Geier have served as senior ambassadors for the last year.
Audrey Buzzeo named Willmar Fests senior ambassador
June 21, 2017 - 8:26pm
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

The documentary "Warehoused" shows the living conditions of refugee camps in Kenya. Boys have a 50-50 chance of attending a primary school, and the number for girls is much lower. The film features a Willmar family and was shown Tuesday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.
'Warehoused' film tells Willmar family's story of separation, struggle
June 21, 2017 - 8:17pm
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A Kwik Trip convenience store and gas station is coming to Willmar. The new station will be located on the site of the current Cenex Travel Plaza on U.S. Highway 12 East. The concept art was created by Vantage Architects Inc. of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Kwik Trip is coming to Willmar
June 21, 2017 - 7:29am
Records published June 21
June 21, 2017 - 6:02am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Kasey Baker, Safe Avenues director, center, speaks Tuesday about how sex trafficking can occur and what people can do to help victims of sex trafficking. 


The Willmar Area Women's Fund partnered with CDS Financial Services and Anderson Larson Saunders & Klaassen law firm to raise funds for the Women's Fund's Caring for Women Circle Campaign. Lunch by Heglund Catering was served from a food truck in the parking lot of the two businesses.
Food Truck Fest in Willmar
June 21, 2017 - 5:18am
June 20, 2017
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The KMS Marching Saints march in the Willmar Fests parade in this 2016 file photo. The Grande Day Parade for this year's 72nd annual Willmar Fests begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Willmar Fests to kick off Wednesday
June 20, 2017 - 7:43am
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Willmar's district heat ends in 2020
June 20, 2017 - 6:48am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Children and their families have already had opportunities to play on the new playground since Wednesday. The playground has been open on and off, as finishing touches are completed. The grand opening is at 1 p.m. June 24.
Lights, cameras, play! Willmar Destination Playground ready for its close-up with Saturday grand opening
June 20, 2017 - 6:20am
Records published June 20
June 20, 2017 - 5:49am
June 19, 2017
Records published June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017 - 9:33am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Construction has begun on a new commercial building at Kandi Mall. The building will be able to house three new businesses. It is part of Rockstep Capital's plan to revitalize the mall.
Construction begins at Kandi Mall in Willmar
June 19, 2017 - 7:55am