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September 17, 2017
Jerry Kern of St. Paul talks about his life during a recent interview. Bob King / Forum News Service
'You gotta go on': 40 years later, Minnesota man reflects on tragic morning
September 17, 2017 - 7:09am
August 7, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Taylor Regnier, 6, of Clara City, rolls around in a game of knocker ball Saturday during Pennock Fun Days. The weekend event featured a parade, antique tractor pull, kids games, bean bag tournament, music and food.play button
Photos and video from Pennock Fun Days
August 7, 2017 - 12:39pm
July 27, 2017
Tribune file photo
Andrew Gaylord and Ashley Hanson of PlaceBased Productions are working with the Milan residents to produce a community play. They are shown in a file photo from "The Spirit of Appleton."
Live music, movies coming to outdoors in Milan
July 27, 2017 - 8:40am
July 2, 2017
Locks hang from loops on old pillings along the Lakewalk near Lake Superior in Duluth Tuesday morning. It is believed that people attached the locks to the posts as "love locks". A love lock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or public fixture to symbolize their love. Typically the sweethearts' names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
A (lock) tree grows in Canal Park:
July 2, 2017 - 10:00pm
Linda Grotberg, president of the Wimbledon Community Grocery nonprofit board, talks about how the Wimbledon community has embraced and supported the community-owned grocery store. (John M. Steiner / Forum News Service)
Community owned: Small towns find ways to keep grocery stores going
July 2, 2017 - 4:44pm
June 28, 2017
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In this undated family photo, Ron Olson pets one of the family dogs Coco as a cat, Rafty, sits in the background. Ron died in November, and a $50,000 donation has been made from his estate to the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar.
Donation from animal lover to benefit homeless pets
June 28, 2017 - 6:11am
June 7, 2017
Tribune photo by Gary MillerChildren have lunch, participate in some reading exercises and make graham cracker fire trucks Tuesday at Regency West trailer park during a program held by the local United Way and Salvation Army.
Salvation Army to provide free meals to kids starting Monday
June 7, 2017 - 10:32pm
Summer Fun 2017
June 7, 2017 - 4:08pm
June 1, 2017
Photo courtesy Trails4Transplants

Trails4Transplants, an organ donation advocacy group, is in the midst of an horse ride across North Dakota and Minnesota to raise money and promote awareness for eye, tissue and organ donation. A stop in Appleton, Minn., is shown Wednesday. Riders are expected to stop Thursday in Granite Falls and Friday in Renville. The last stop is Bird Island, where a celebration is set Saturday.
Riders advocate for organ donation
June 1, 2017 - 8:21am
May 30, 2017
The Willmar Senior High School Band plays at the Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery on Willmar. The service featured prayers, readings, and ceremonial gun salutes and flag raising by veterans.

Clay Conover / Tribune
Memorial Day 2017
May 30, 2017 - 12:04am
May 28, 2017
Korean War and Navy aviation veteran Leonard Isdahl places American flags on Saturday morning at the graves of military service members buried at Mamrelund Cemetery in rural Pennock. More than 2,000 flags have been placed in Kandiyohi County for Memorial Day observances.

(Photo courtesy Rand Middleton)
Placing the flags
May 28, 2017 - 10:08am
May 14, 2017
Submitted photo/ Tribune

Arianna Jennings lets a cat sniff her nose while volunteering Friday at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar.play button
New London-Spicer community service day
May 14, 2017 - 10:26pm
May 13, 2017
Carrie Snyder / Forum News Service file

Hostas, which are perennials, are shown at a Fargo, North Dakota, nursery in this 2013 file photo.
Spring is right time to divide perennials
May 13, 2017 - 8:07am
April 21, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Brittney Odens, right, marketing coordinator at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, talks to Mary and Dick Nichols Jr. at Life Connections Thursday at the Willmar Civic Center. Rice Hospital is trying to gather people to participate in Trek to the Tropics, a community health walking challenge.
Life Connections continues today
April 21, 2017 - 7:06am
April 12, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
American Red Cross worker Roy Nodsle, left, prepares Willmar Police Officer Tony La Patka to donate blood Monday from the blood drive at the Assembly of God church in Willmar. Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, right, said “Each donation has the ability to be used for three recipients and potentially save three lives.”
Battle of the Badge
April 12, 2017 - 6:04am
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