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February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar.  Ash Wednesday services will be at noon and 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary and at 5:30 p.m. at Church of Our Lady of the Lakes in Spicer and 7 p.m. at Church of St. Thomas More in Lake Lillian.  (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
July 13, 2014
Josh Clutter, left, lead guitarist with the Minnesota band Love Out Loud and front man Dillon Jones perform on the main stage at the 2013 Sonshine Festival in Willmar. (Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)
Sonshine Festival opens Wednesday in Willmar, set-up already underway
July 13, 2014 - 11:27pm
February 27, 2014
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer makes a statement saying she vetoed the controversial Senate Bill 1062 bill, at Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix February 26, 2014.
Credit: Reuters/Samantha Sais
Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay
February 27, 2014 - 6:51am
March 28, 2013
Pope washes feet of young detainees in ritual
March 28, 2013 - 1:17pm
March 13, 2013
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Update: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
March 13, 2013 - 2:38pm
March 12, 2013
Cardinals celebrate Mass before entering conclave
March 12, 2013 - 6:43am
March 11, 2013
Cardinals, including U.S. Roger Mahony, left, and Timothy Dolan, third from left, arrive for a meeting at the Vatican, Monday March 11, 2013. Cardinals have gathered for their final day of talks before the conclave to elect the next pope amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs a manager pope to clean up the Vatican's messy bureaucracy or a pastoral pope who can inspire the faithful and make Catholicism relevant again. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Cardinals count down to conclave with final talks
March 11, 2013 - 8:50am
March 6, 2013
Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, left, and Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, right, arrive Wednesday for a meetin at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for a round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Americans nix conclave briefing; concern of leaks
March 6, 2013 - 9:50am
February 18, 2013
Homelessness may not be readily apparent in Kandiyohi County, Family Promise organizers say, but it’s here — from people sleeping on a friend’s sofa to spending the night in a car in a local parking lot. A “point in time homelessness count’’ taken Jan. 25, 2012, found 38 homeless households in Kandiyohi County. (Tribune photo/clipart.com)
Newly formed organization seeks to aid homeless families in Kandiyohi County
February 18, 2013 - 5:25am
February 11, 2013
Pope's mission to revive faith clouded by scandal
February 11, 2013 - 10:09am
January 24, 2013
Chris Davis, left, and his son, Nick, talk Jan. 17 about the development of their non-profit coffee house The Goodness in downtown Willmar. The Davis family is hoping the coffee house will become a center for the community to mingle and also be a part of the revitalization efforts for the city’s downtown area. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Family’s new business venture in Willmar, Minn., has a higher purpose than just making money
January 24, 2013 - 10:57pm
December 13, 2012
Christian music artist Andrea Olson of Spicer, Minn., poses with her husband, Gabriel, and 21-month-old daughter Sophia.
Spicer, Minn., artist records first worship album out of Nashville
December 13, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI pushes a button on a tablet at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, brought to him at the end of his general audience. It read: "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.". (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope hits 1M mark as he tweets: 'Dear Friends... '
December 12, 2012 - 6:58am
December 3, 2012
Brothers Tristan Thompson, 12, from left, Gabriel Thompson, 10, and Micah Thompson, 8, of Spicer, sing "Go Tell it on the Mountain" Sunday during the annual Old Log Church Advent service in rural Sunburg. The traditional old-time service included a story time, sing-along and cider and treats. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Old Log Church
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Jeff Schmitz blogs about faith at notimetobecool.areavoices.com.
No Time To Be Cool blog: World needs more godly men
November 16, 2012 - 8:41am