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February 7, 2018
February/March issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
February 7, 2018 - 12:28pm
January 27, 2018
Greg Wright, North House Folk School executive director, was enthusiastic when talking about how the school has grown since its founding. Bob King / Forum News Serviceplay button
Northern Minn. folk school offers hands-on classes to learn trades, arts
January 27, 2018 - 6:45pm
January 19, 2018
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Passing the hat for a good cause
January 19, 2018 - 6:50am
January 10, 2018
Cousins, Brenda Diver (from left), Ashley Diver, and John Diver are members of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are with Natives Against Heroin. The group holds these signs to inform occupants of known drug houses to offer support and to inform the residents that resources that are available to them. Clint Austin / Forum News Serice
Fond du Lac group continues to take action on drug use
January 10, 2018 - 7:14pm
December 25, 2017
Ralph Henkensiefken of Brainerd, Minn., receives a gift Tuesday, Dec. 19, from volunteers Becky Stock and Ted Anderson. Henkensiefken was nominated for Be a Santa to a Senior, a program encouraging community members to purchase gifts for deserving seniors during the holidays. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Smiles from Santa: Brainerd-area seniors receive a Christmas surprise
December 25, 2017 - 8:00am
December 24, 2017
Workers for Morcon Construction, which contracts with the U.S. Postal Service, work to convert a former hunting shack into the new Embarrass (Minn.) Post Office. Janna Goerdt | Special to Forum News Service
Special delivery: Embarrass, Minn., to get town hub back with return of post office
December 24, 2017 - 6:00am
December 21, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

After jumping in the pool, kindergarten student Leo Holien, right, shivers as he watches his peers dive in Wednesday at the Polar Plunge fundraising event at the Community Christian School in Willmar.
Willmar's Community Christian School conducts Polar Plunge
December 21, 2017 - 7:12am
December 20, 2017
Antiago (left) and Arianna Villanueva-Montoya sit in their 1971 Volkswagen Campmobile Monday which they decorated for the holidays on Ridge Drive in the Buffalo Hills neighborhood in south Brainerd. Steve Kohls /Forum News Serviceplay button
Minn. siblings deck out Volkswagen van for the holidays
December 20, 2017 - 9:07pm
December 16, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Sylvia Erickson Koll, from left, Irene Wallin, Sandi Treml and Teren Novotny hold protest signs just like they did 40 years ago while on strike. These women are half of the Willmar 8, a group of female employees who participated in the first bank strike in Minnesota calling for equal opportunity and pay in the workplace. Turn to C1/Extra for the story.
40th anniversary of the Willmar 8: First bank strike in Minnesota was in Willmar
December 16, 2017 - 6:24am
December 14, 2017
Bob Rogers of Marine General Supply stands behind the donation jar for Bob's Bike Drive. Rogers raises money each holiday season to provide bikes for kids. (Sam Cook / Forum Newws Service)
SAM COOK: Help Bob give a kid the gift of wheels
December 14, 2017 - 9:25pm
Airman 1st Class Krishia Baltazar of the 148th Fighter Wing is bringing a yearling dog named Juan home to Duluth from Puerto Rico after the one-eyed dog became inseparable from her during her deployment to help with the hurricane relief efforts. Juan was born at Camp Santiago and has been a stray dog at the base until Baltazar adopted him. (Photo courtesy Tech Sgt. Lynette Olivares / DVIDS)play button
'One special dog': Dog finds permanent home with deployed 148th airman
December 14, 2017 - 9:23pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Mary, played by Gretchen Otness, pours water into a well while her beloved Joseph, played by Mitchell Schueler, sings to her from afar during a dress rehearsal Monday of “Two from Galilee.”
'Two from Galilee': Night of Music opens tonight at AG Church in Willmar
December 14, 2017 - 11:26am
December 13, 2017
Pam Lestico (center) of Little Falls poses with daughters Kelly Miller (left) and Lori Finken after claiming her $1 million Powerball prize.
Northern Minn. resident with 'heart of gold' wins $1 million
December 13, 2017 - 10:44pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The Willmar Senior High School combined choirs sing at the All Service Club Holiday Luncheon Wednesday at the Willmar Conference Center. The school’s brass ensemble, percussion and strings accompanied the singers, who sang traditional and modern holiday carols. play button
Willmar Senior High School Choir Performance
December 13, 2017 - 10:02pm
December 12, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Chasity Ommodt, director of client services and community engagement at The Link, fills a bag with food Nov. 30 at New London-Spicer High School. The bags are distributed on Fridays to students who are in need of extra food for the weekend. The Link partnered with local donors to begin the Wildcat Backpack Program this fall at NLS.play button
Extra nutrition for the weekend: Backpack food program launched at New London-Spicer
December 12, 2017 - 5:34am