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March 24, 2017
Benson School Board members voted nearly one year ago to close the indoor pool at the end of the 2015-2016 school year rather than invest in new lighting for it. A group of citizens in Benson is still hoping to persuade the Benson School Board that the school’s indoor swimming pool is too valuable an asset to lose. (Tribune file photo)
Benson citizens group continues to advocate for school pool
20 hours 16 min ago
March 17, 2017
Beer connoisseurs: Fulton Beer class in Willmar
March 17, 2017 - 10:06am
March 14, 2017
 A glove and hockey stick used for playing underwater hockey in the pool at Lincoln Park Middle School recently. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Players take a dive into underwater hockey
March 14, 2017 - 7:21pm
March 13, 2017
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
March 13, 2017 - 11:22am
March 11, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Cub Foods customer Arika Watkins, center, gives a donation Friday to Alana Ziehl, executive director of the Willmar Area Food Shelf, after food shelf volunteers bagged her groceries. Willmar Area Food Shelf board members, including Brittany VanDerBill, right, bagged groceries for "tips" to raise funds for the local food shelf, which is competing for grant dollars this month during Minnesota Food Share Month.
March is Minnesota Food Share Month
March 11, 2017 - 6:27am
February 14, 2017
Frandsen Bank community involvement honored
February 14, 2017 - 9:31am
February 11, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Mark Stier, sixth-grade math teacher at Willmar Middle School, talks recently about how areas of the brain are engaged when students are moving throughout the learning process. Stier uses an "active learning environment" to teach his students. He says the students' brains are more receptive when they are active. For more, see video at wctrib.complay button
Being mindful of the mind at Willmar Middle School
February 11, 2017 - 6:22am
February 9, 2017
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“The Willmar 8” were eight female employees of the Citizens National Bank in Willmar who went on strike nearly 40 years ago on Dec. 16, 1977.
'Willmar 8' exhibit open at The Barn
February 9, 2017 - 3:44pm
February 3, 2017
Volunteers including Craig Antilla and Ian Ramfjord (third and fourth from left) pack slush into wooden forms to make the Laskiainen ice slides last year on Loon Lake in Palo. The festival returns this weekend for its 80th year. (Photo by Jimmy Jones)play button
Laskiainen, one of oldest ethnic fests in U.S., marks 80 years in tiny MN community
February 3, 2017 - 10:50am
January 30, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

The authors of a study say traffic risks around parks deserve more attention as child pedestrian fatalities are up to twice as likely around parks as schools.
Child pedestrian deaths more likely around parks
January 30, 2017 - 10:36am
December 21, 2016
Salvation Army donations down drastically across Minnesota
December 21, 2016 - 6:00am
December 16, 2016
Kayla Kropifko, left, chooses a set of blocks for her 2-year-old while Gregory Schlichting, Salvation Army volunteer, helps her check off gift items Wednesday at First Covenant Church in Willmar.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Salvation Army makes Christmas wishes come true
December 16, 2016 - 10:38am
December 8, 2016
Les Kaenel, commander of VFW Post 1639 in Willmar, helps Santa gather his things before seeing kids Thursday at Jefferson Area Learning Center in Willmar. Along with Early Childhood Programs staff, the VFW of Willmar for many years has helped Santa and his elves provide gifts to all the students there.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Santa comes early to Jefferson
December 8, 2016 - 6:30pm
December 5, 2016
Ben Dehmlow, director of operations for New 2 You Thrift Store in Willmar, shows just a small portion of the thousands of items available at the store. The store has started a new program called Corners of Your Field, which donates thrift store gift cards to churches and nonprofits to help in the community.

Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Harvesting unused goods to benefit nonprofits: Thrift store donors can give to organizations of their choice
December 5, 2016 - 7:34am
November 20, 2016
Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Downtown Willmar hosts annual Holidaze parade
November 20, 2016 - 7:02pm
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