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December 8, 2014
Parker, 2, admires his painting while his sister Marissa, 4, makes a snowflake with the guidance of their mom, Tanya Rosenau of Raymond, at the Holiday Blitz on Saturday at the Willmar Community Center, sponsored by WCER. Volunteers from Willmar High School Youth Service and Americorp assisted. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Making memories at the Holiday Blitz
December 8, 2014 - 11:00pm
Kim Collins scans packages Monday at the U.S. Post Office in Willmar. The post office expanded its package delivery and retail hours for the holiday season. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Post Office expands hours
December 8, 2014 - 9:03pm
December 7, 2014
Kelly Aalfs reins Annie, left, and Libby around the streets of Historic Chippewa City at Montevideo Saturday during the 36th annual Christmas in the Village, this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the dawn of WWI. Twelve authentic period shops, homes and stores displayed crafts, historical item and WWI history. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Pioneer Village
December 7, 2014 - 9:42pm
At the top of Jaden Harpestad’s Christmas shopping list was — spoiler alert — slippers for his Mom. His personal shopper is T.C. Peterson of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department Reserves. Jaden is a second-grader at Kennedy Elementary. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Store aisles fill with holiday cheer
December 7, 2014 - 9:16pm
December 4, 2014
Ronald E. Reische Jr., of Cottage Grove, was photographed leaving a Hyde Avenue home with packages that had been delivered there, according to police and criminal charges filed against him. (COURTESY/Cottage Grove Police Department)
Cottage Grove man charged with stealing front-door deliveries
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
December 2, 2014
A woman takes a picture with her mobile phone as people gather Tuesday for the tree lighting in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)
Minnesota tree makes it to D.C.
December 2, 2014 - 11:42pm
October 31, 2014
Colbey Hullett helps put temporary lights at the top of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Friday at the John Glas Fieldhouse at Bemidji State University. Scores of volunteers are helping tie the “Tree to D.C.,” decorating it, wrapping it and securing the side rails in the John Glas Fieldhouse in preparation of its journey to Washington, D.C., where it will be placed on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. (Bemidji Pioneer/ Monte Draper)
Minnesota tree heads from Bemidji to Washington, D.C.
October 31, 2014 - 11:10pm
October 29, 2014
With the use of two industrial cranes from Christiansen Industrial Developers, the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 88-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest, was carefully lowered Wednesday onto a semi-trailer. The tree now will go to Bemidji State University, where it will be wrapped before embarking on a 2,000-mile trip to Washington, D.C., where it will be placed on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. (Bemidji Pioneer/ Monte Draper)
Capitol Christmas tree taken from Chippewa National Forest
October 29, 2014 - 11:31pm
December 26, 2013
Seven-year-old Madison Bowen of Willmar sings an a cappella version of the Christmas carol “Angels We Have Heard on High” at her grandparents barn in Svea on Christmas button
Video: Angels We Have Heard on High by Madison Bowen
December 26, 2013 - 5:20pm
December 25, 2013
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Video: Christmas at the Tonsfeldt Barn
December 25, 2013 - 11:59am
Pope Francis waves as he delivers his first "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and world) message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican December 25, 2013. Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called for dialogue to end the conflict in South Sudan and all wars, saying everyone should strive to be personal peacemakers. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Be peacemakers all, Pope says in first Christmas message
December 25, 2013 - 9:00am
December 24, 2013
Editorial: You all have a Merry Cristmas
December 24, 2013 - 12:00am
December 22, 2013
Two 40-foot trees, nearly four miles of extension cords and 350,00 lights light-up the Willmar home of Chad and Angie Koosman.  The Koosman's annual display raises money for the Salvation Army each year.  Their "Celebrate the Light of the World" display will be open from dusk until 11 p.m. every day through January 5th at 3903 60th Avenue button
Video: Celebrate the Light of the World at the Koosman home
December 22, 2013 - 5:23pm
December 15, 2013
The 61st annual St.Lucia Day observation is held Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church.  The Swedish church service was followed by a bake sale and Christmas coffee get button
St. Lucia Day is observed at Bethel Lutheran Church
December 15, 2013 - 5:29pm
December 14, 2013
Editorial: Be safe for this holiday season
December 14, 2013 - 12:00am