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December 24, 2011
Santa and Mrs. Claus, aka Don Mord and Dawn Tait, visit with Hazel Vetsch Dec. 9 in New London. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Santa and Mrs. Claus 'assistants' in Willmar, Minn., area enjoy playing the role
December 24, 2011 - 12:34am
December 17, 2011
(Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Holiday Gift Guide for folks in Willmar and West Central Minnesota
December 17, 2011 - 12:10am
December 10, 2011
Rubble and debris still line the streets of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, nearly two years after the severe earthquake that devastated the country. People in Haiti live largely in poverty, according to Connie Spartz and Becky Armstrong, both of Willmar, who took a mission trip to Haiti last month. 
(Photo submitted by Connie Spartz)
Willmar, Minn., women take mission trip to help repair country rocked by earthquake
December 10, 2011 - 12:53am
December 3, 2011
New London Christmas display by Steve and Michelle Gralish benefits Toys for Tots.
New London, Minn., Christmas display benefits Toys for Tots
December 3, 2011 - 12:19am
November 12, 2011
Mandy Adamini shows some of the balls that are used to help autistic elementary students with their large muscle skills at the Cosmos Learning Center.
(Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange)
Regional autism program expands services in Cosmos, Minn.
November 12, 2011 - 2:53am
November 5, 2011
Three members of the Peanut Butter and Milk Festival Committee, from left, Karen Becker, Loree Schultz and Bruce Cottington of Litchfield look over memorabilia from 40 years of the sister city program with Hartford, Ala. The exchange program promotes goodwill, good food, and the dairy and peanut industries. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Litchfield, Minn., delegations set to visit Alabama; one group leaves today, another on Thursday
November 5, 2011 - 12:34am
October 8, 2011
Dr. William Reid of Marco Island, Fla., holds a Trumpet Triton, which Reid purchased after it was taken from the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. Reid displayed the Triton and 39 other shells at a recent Willmar Noon Rotary Club meeting. Looking on were members Connie Schmoll and Bruce Gomm. Reid and his wife, Ute, spend the summers on their farm south of Kandiyohi. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Sea shells provide lifelong fascination for former Willmar, Minn., pathologist
October 8, 2011 - 7:15am
August 6, 2011
Ryan Sheehan, 20, of Willmar plays a round of disc golf Thursday at the Robbins Island course in Willmar. The course will be the site of the Westside Open tournament today. The event is part of the Minnesota Frisbee Association's summer tour. (Tribune photo by TJ Jerke)
Disc golf: State event to be held in Willmar, Minn., today
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
July 23, 2011
Roger and Jo Holm's upside-down pine tree has been planted with celosia and a trailing sedum with hostas and impatiens at the base. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
13th annual garden tour Tuesday in Kandiyohi County, Minn.
July 23, 2011 - 12:00am
July 9, 2011
With his bee costume, Brent Larson of Sunburg draws attention to his farmers market stand where he sells honey and apples in this August 2010 file photo. The market is held every Saturday morning at the Westside Liquor parking lot during the growing season. (Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)
Local vendors open Willmar Farmers Market today
July 9, 2011 - 12:05am
July 2, 2011
Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg is celebrating its 100th anniversary of providing faith-based education in the community. A number of festivities are being held this weekend to commemorate the anniversary, along with the city's annual Independence Day celebration. (Tribune photo by TJ Jerke)
Private school in Prinsburg, Minn., touts 100 years of faithfulness
July 2, 2011 - 8:09am
June 25, 2011
Rhonda and Kevin Christoffers of Atwater decided this spring that they needed help in cleaning out all the extra "stuff" in their home. The storage shelves in the garage, along with the shelves and racks in their bedroom closet were over-flowing with "stuff." For years, the Christoffers have done what many over-extended Americans do: 
Buy stuff and stash it away. 
It was time to de-clutter their home and to simply their lives. (Submitted photo)
Atwater, Minn., family seeks professional help to simplify their home, lives
June 25, 2011 - 8:29am
Tidy Tightwad: Quick tips
June 25, 2011 - 8:27am
June 11, 2011
Volunteers help a couple on Dupont Avenue clear a twisted stockade fence, remove tree limbs and debris from their property after their home and other structures in North Minneapolis were hit by a tornado May 22. A total of 2,000 people from the Twin Cities area and around the state did light cleanup work on June 4. Tribune photo by David Little
Tribune reporter helps clean up former neighborhood ravaged by tornado
June 11, 2011 - 12:00am
June 4, 2011
Angela Nelson pets her 
1-year-old greenwing macaw, Nola. The parrot was named after New Orleans. Nelson operates Consider the Birds Avian Rescue, Adoption and 
Education Services. She has acquired the skills necessary to clip the birds' nails and wings, and give fluids and injections for pain. She also knows when a vet call is warranted. (Tribune photo by TJ Jerke)
Prinsburg woman operates Consider the Birds rehabilitation service
June 4, 2011 - 8:00am