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A white Christmas
December 25, 2014 - 11:34pm
December 24, 2014
Weather mild, a little snowy for Christmas
December 24, 2014 - 12:30pm
December 23, 2014
Vern and Mildred Buer follow the English translations in their program of the Norwegian-language service Tuesday evening at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Vern said he knows enough Norwegian to follow parts of the sermon, delivered by Gary Erickson. It is the 24th year of the traditional Norwegian service at Calvary, founded in 1872 when all services were in the immigrants’ native language. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
It’s Christmas Eve, ya know
December 23, 2014 - 10:16pm
Kathy Dahlke of Raymond exits the Willmar Target Tuesday. Her Christmas shopping pretty much complete, she said. Inside the store, Jess Call, a senior team leader, said the weekend was very busy, exceeding sales goals. Front-end supervisor Matthew Amor added that Monday was also busy, but Tuesday was slower than he expected. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Christmas shopping deadline looms
December 23, 2014 - 10:06pm
December 22, 2014
The Willmar Senior High School Varsity Band performs a “Sounds of Christmas” medley at the holiday band concert in the WSHS Theater Monday.  (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Willmar Area High School Band performs holiday concert
December 22, 2014 - 10:51pm
December 20, 2014
Editorial: A little bit of help goes a long way
December 20, 2014 - 8:00am
December 17, 2014
Willmar High School’s Cardinal Choir sings carols during the annual All-Service Clubs Christmas Luncheon Wednesday at the Willmar Conference Center. Neal Haugen directed the 80-member choir. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Sounds of the season
December 17, 2014 - 11:14pm
December 15, 2014
Harold Young, far left, and the Jeremiah Dahl family enjoy hot cocoa Saturday evening in New London during Candlelight Christmas. From right are Jenn Dahl holding Cooper, Peyton and Ashton. Jeremiah, off camera, was in charge of the fire. (TRIBUNE / Rand Middleton)
New London warmth
December 15, 2014 - 10:56pm
December 11, 2014
The Holiday Express 18-Wheeler and its cast of characters leaves Lake Lillian at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, the first of 28 area stops over four days sponsored by the Kandiyohi Men’s Club and Atwater Chamber. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Holiday Express kicks off four-day tour in Lake Lillian
December 11, 2014 - 11:26pm
Called by name, disbelieving Ben Rende, 3, approaches Santa Claus to receive his gift during Willmar’s Early Childhood Program at the Jefferson Learning Center Thursday. Santa’s assistant, representing VFW Post 1639, is Les Canal, who served 22 years in the Navy beginning in 1953. This is the 50th year the Willmar post has supplied gifts for Santa to hand out to little children here. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Oh, Santa, for me?
December 11, 2014 - 11:15pm
December 9, 2014
The Community Christian School Kindergarten Choir leads off “the Christmas shoe tree” concert Tuesday evening at the Evangelical Free Church in Willmar by singing “Silent Night” before a full house. The concert included choirs through sixth grade and was in conjunction with the Kids Music Club and Shoes4Souls. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
The spirit of Christmas
December 9, 2014 - 10:45pm
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