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January 20, 2012
Clara City approves natural gas franchise for Dooley's; company to develop system also serving large area south and west of Willmar
January 20, 2012 - 4:36pm
January 5, 2012
Dog still missing after fatal crash Dec. 24 south of Willmar, Minn.
January 5, 2012 - 12:23pm
December 25, 2011
One killed, another critically injured in multi-vehicle crash Highways 7/71 south of Willmar on Saturday
December 25, 2011 - 4:03pm
October 15, 2011
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar looks at some turkeys Friday afternoon during a tour of the Gorans Brothers turkey farm south of Willmar. Each of the barns houses turkeys at different stages of their development. The rural economy is the focus of the senator's nine-community tour this weekend. She also visited Benson and Morris on Friday, and she continues today in western Minnesota. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Klobuchar says rural Minnesota boasts innovation in ag, energy
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
December 30, 2010
Blomkest man sentenced to prison for drug, bribery conviction
December 30, 2010 - 12:00am
December 23, 2010
Brenda Barber
Blomkest woman runner-up in Minnesota wool contest
December 23, 2010 - 9:18am
December 9, 2010
John Kraemer, 18, of rural Blomkest, plays one of the original songs he wrote for piano that is featured on his first CD, "When the Evening Fades."  The CD was released in late October and is available at locations in Willmar and online. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)
Blomkest youth releases CD of original music
December 9, 2010 - 8:00am
October 11, 2010
Virginia and Lennard Erickson look over the quilt blocks she fashioned from her husband's neck tie collection dating back to the 1940s. The bow-tie themed quilt will be raffled to benefit the Blomkest Fire Department. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Quilters 'recycle' his Sunday best
October 11, 2010 - 12:00am
June 28, 2010
Charlie Kirchenwitz, of Dent, uses a chainsaw Sunday as he adds the finishing touches to a wood sculpture during the West Central Power Collectors Show near Blomkest. The annual two-day show, which concluded Sunday, featured a tractor pull, a swap meet, a parade and demonstrations highlighting antique tools. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Raw power
June 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 10, 2009
Madison Bowen, 3, of Willmar boasts a grass skirt and candy bucket Thursday as she marches in the "Let's Luau" parade held as part of the city of Blomkest's Appreciation Day. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Who's up for a Luau?
July 10, 2009 - 12:00am
June 29, 2009
Arthur Oien of Minneapolis, left, and David Leinonen of Cokato mull over the workings of an antique engine Sunday morning during the annual Antique Power Show near Blomkest. The featured tractor at this year's show was the Case tractor. This was the first year that the power machinery show was held at their new location outside of Blomkest on state Highway 7. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Antique Power
June 29, 2009 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
Ditch hearing is May 19 on Svea-Blomkest sewer
April 25, 2009 - 12:00am
March 11, 2009
Blomkest residents had cold night without electricity
March 11, 2009 - 11:56am
March 7, 2009
Drug charges dismissed, another investigation under way, Beccue says
March 7, 2009 - 12:00am
February 25, 2009
Blomkest man faces another drug charge for meth sales
February 25, 2009 - 12:00am