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UPDATE 11 a.m.: Willmar, Minn., aquatic center has no health concerns
July 17, 2012 - 11:07am
September 28, 2010
Dorothy Benson, second right, grasps the "Saved By the Belt" award she received Monday for wearing her seatbelt in a June 16 crash at a Willmar intersection. Three others travelling with Benson were also honored. All four likely would have been seriously injured in the crash if they hadn't been buckled in, local law enforcement said. Also pictured is Marilee Dorn, crime prevention and community policing coordinator for the Willmar Police Department. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Local citizens honored during ceremony for doing the right thing
September 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 24, 2010
Emily Nelsen, a candidate for Willmar Fests queen, right, helps Claire Mattson, 3, of Willmar, make a paper crown Wednesday at the Queen's Splash Party at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. The splash party was one of several events featuring candidates for Willmar Fests royalty. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
An assist from a would-be queen
June 24, 2010 - 12:00am
June 8, 2010
LeAnne Freeman, recreation supervisor for Willmar Community Education and Recreation, brushes out the inside of the frog slide Thursday at Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. The center, also seen below, will implement some changes this season in an effort to answer some commonly asked questions. The pool is scheduled to open Wednesday to the public. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center implements changes to assist public
June 8, 2010 - 12:00am
December 7, 2009
Edible house
December 7, 2009 - 12:00am
July 28, 2009
'Big Duck Thursday' at Aquatic Center
July 28, 2009 - 12:00am
July 11, 2009
Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Josh Oestreich, a lifeguard at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar, jumps into the pool Friday during a 15-minute break. The center is open from noon until 7 p.m. daily, weather permitting, during summer.
Making a splash
July 11, 2009 - 12:00am
May 19, 2009
Justin VanDenEinde, left, a student at St. John's University in Collegeville, and Jennifer Ridler, a student at St. Cloud State University, clean furniture Monday at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center in Willmar. Summer workers and employees with the city of Willmar Public Works Department are preparing the center for its June 10 opening. The center will be open daily from noon until 7 p.m., weather permitting. Daily admission is $4. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Getting ready for the season
May 19, 2009 - 12:00am