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September 8, 2016
'Honor the Badge' event set Sunday at Robbins Island
September 8, 2016 - 1:34pm
September 6, 2016
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

The Willmar Area Food Shelf's branch office in New London closed last week. Other programs at the site, including a free household exchange program operated by The Link and a secondhand clothing store operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church, are still there. The Willmar Area Food Shelf's satellite location at the Campus Ministry Center of Ridgewater College was also closed.
Willmar Area Food Shelf closes New London, Ridgewater branch sites
September 6, 2016 - 6:37pm
September 5, 2016
A steady stream of people stop Monday alongside a road near Paynesville, overlooking a farm pasture where the remains of Jacob Wetterling were found. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
Paynesville area pays respects to Jacob
September 5, 2016 - 8:17pm
August 26, 2016
Brian Edwards / Tribune

The Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi, which will close its doors Saturday, is the oldest church community in Kandiyohi County.
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
August 26, 2016 - 7:28am
August 24, 2016
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Dylan Dambroten, from left, Gregg Dambroten and Ryan Dambroten walk Wednesday evening in the basement of what was the Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in rural Sacred Heart. They are among area residents who came to see the remains of the fire-damaged church as work began to raze and remove it.
Hawk Creek Lutheran plans 'celebration' Sunday
August 24, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 23, 2016
A crowd gathers Tuesday for a candlelight vigil in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. 
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Hundreds gather in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
August 23, 2016 - 11:16pm
August 22, 2016
It's important to drink more water during the summer. (Special to Forum News Service)
10 tips to avoid summer sabotage of diet, exercise
August 22, 2016 - 4:16pm
August 16, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Jim Houghton, lead designer for Leathers & Associates, gets feedback from kids in the community Tuesday about what they want at the playground proposed for Robbins Island Park. Designers met with the public Tuesday at several Design Day events to gather ideas for the project.play button
Imagination runs wild at playground design day
August 16, 2016 - 11:00pm
August 15, 2016
Jake Schultz / Tribune

The home of Scott and Amanda Marquardt sustained heavy damage in the July 11 tornado that struck Litchfield. With the help of the community, the Marquardts have kept up with a busy baseball and softball season despite being forced from their home.
At home on the diamond: Litchfield family keeps playing ball despite tornado damage to house
August 15, 2016 - 6:02pm
August 10, 2016
Brian Edwards / Tribune

Fredric Damhof holds one of his chickens, which he showed to judges Wednesday at the Kandiyohi County Fair. This year marked the return of live poultry exhibits after last year's avian flu outbreak.
Poultry makes return to Kandiyohi County Fair
August 10, 2016 - 8:29pm
Children in and around Willmar are being asked for their very best playground design ideas for the destination playground planned for Robbins Island. Sheets for submitting ideas ahead of the Aug. 16 Design Day can be found at Home Depot, Cub Foods, Cash Wise Foods and the YMCA. (Shelby Lindrud / Tribune)
Willmar’s destination playground planners want to hear from the kids
August 10, 2016 - 4:37pm
August 9, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

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A sheep eats his owner's name tag Tuesday at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds.play button
Exhibits and vendors move in as the Kandiyohi County Fair prepares for kickoff
August 9, 2016 - 11:30pm
August 4, 2016
Al Balay, assistant scoutmaster to Boy Scout Troop 228, says moving the depot will preserve a community resource and icon.(Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
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Historic New London train depot ready to depart
August 4, 2016 - 6:14pm
July 20, 2016
Kristine Schueler, left, who helped organize the event Monday in Willmar that brought 4-H and Advocacy & Inclusion Matters members together, works with her daughter Mercedes and her horse Breeze. (Brian Edwards / Tribune)
Kandiyohi County 4-H’ers gather to help those with developmental and intellectual disabilities
July 20, 2016 - 11:55pm
July 5, 2016
The Clara City pool is closed and soon to be removed after a 50-year history. An anonymous donor has offered a matching contribution of up to $250,000 if the community can raise $500,000 toward the cost of a replacement pool. (Tom Cherveny/Tribune)
Clara City citizens aim to raise $500K for new community pool
July 5, 2016 - 12:20am
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