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February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar.  Ash Wednesday services will be at noon and 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary and at 5:30 p.m. at Church of Our Lady of the Lakes in Spicer and 7 p.m. at Church of St. Thomas More in Lake Lillian.  (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
December 12, 2014
TRIBUNE/Carolyn Lange
The Scout Troop 228 hut and garage in New London will have to be removed if Peace Lutheran Church, which owns the land, is successful in selling the property next week.
Scout Troop 228 in New London must relocate if church land is sold
December 12, 2014 - 10:58pm
September 7, 2014
Shelly Blair  poses for a photo in Bethany Long Lake Lutheran Church, where she will get married Sunday. Her father, Leonard Isdahl  of Willmar, spent countless hours restoring the Dovre Township church. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Willmar man restores his childhood church
September 7, 2014 - 10:24pm
June 17, 2014
Demolition begins Tuesday of the old Lebanon Church in New London. Community members gathered to watch the historic building come down. Property owner Peace Lutheran Church found no buyers for the building, which would have needed a million dollars in renovations, and the decision was made to demolish it. (Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal)
Demolition under way of Lebanon Church in New London
June 17, 2014 - 11:12pm
May 13, 2014
The 140-year-old Lebanon Church in New London will be demolished next month.  Members of Peace Lutheran Church, which owns the old church and property, delayed action for six months hoping that a buyer would step forward. There was interest expressed, but no purchase offers were ever made for the building. (Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)
Time’s up: Historic Lebanon Church in New London will be demolished in June
May 13, 2014 - 11:18pm
December 23, 2013
This undated image released by A&E shows Phil Robertson from the popular series "Duck Dynasty." Robertson was suspended last week for disparaging comments he made to GQ magazine about gay people. (AP Photo/A&E)
'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Robertson says at church he's a lover, not a hater (video link)
December 23, 2013 - 8:30am
November 28, 2013
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Video: Free Thanksgiving Day Meal is served at Redeemer Lutheran Church
November 28, 2013 - 3:49pm
November 17, 2013
A buyer is being sought for the Lebanon Church in New London. If a buyer cannot be found in the next six months, the 140-year-old building could be razed. City officials say whether the building is purchased or razed, the process will come with a hefty price tag. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Historic church in New London may be razed if buyer not found
November 17, 2013 - 11:28pm
November 4, 2013
N.D. church robbed at gunpoint, man arrested wanted in Ill. homicides
November 4, 2013 - 11:18am
September 16, 2013
Women take Catholic diocese to court over Willmar priest abuse
September 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
June 20, 2013
Willmar, Minn., man charged for stealing more than $60,000 from Tripolis Church
June 20, 2013 - 11:29pm
A tiny congregation links to a very big helping hand
June 20, 2013 - 11:25pm
April 17, 2013
A stuffed water buffalo, exactly like the one in this photo, was taken last week from Bethel Church in downtown Willmar. The item was made in the Philippines and used in a display raising money for missions. Willmar Police are seeking information from citizens about the theft.
Update: Stuffed water buffalo located, Willmar Police credit Facebook users
April 17, 2013 - 9:57am
February 18, 2013
Homelessness may not be readily apparent in Kandiyohi County, Family Promise organizers say, but it’s here — from people sleeping on a friend’s sofa to spending the night in a car in a local parking lot. A “point in time homelessness count’’ taken Jan. 25, 2012, found 38 homeless households in Kandiyohi County. (Tribune photo/
Newly formed organization seeks to aid homeless families in Kandiyohi County
February 18, 2013 - 5:25am
December 14, 2012
Willmar, Minn., council to consider rezoning hearing for former school to be used as church
December 14, 2012 - 11:02pm