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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/
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)play button
Old Log Church
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Jeff Schmitz blogs about faith at
No Time To Be Cool blog: World needs more godly men
November 16, 2012 - 8:41am
September 21, 2012
Bethel Lutheran Church music director Michael Schaner plays on the church's newly remodeled pipe organ. The organ was recently renovated for the first time in 60 years. Tribune photo by Ashley White
Bethel Church welcomes new music director
September 21, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Jeff Schmitz blogs about faith at
No Time to Be Cool blog: Being active in faith
August 29, 2012 - 8:49am
August 20, 2012
Ismy Mohamed, 8, left, and Paige Akerson, 7, play Sunday on the giant inflatable slide, set up at the Northside Park in Willmar as part of an Eid celebration. Eid al-Fitr is the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Eid celebration in Willmar, Minn.
August 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2012
Evangelist Lowell Lundstrom died Friday.
Evangelist, musician Lowell Lundstrom dies at 72
July 24, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Planning Commission to review mosque findings Wednesday at meeting
April 10, 2012 - 7:00am
Fred Overman of Spicer deep fries a batch of fish Friday in a tent outside of the St. Mary's Catholic Church kitchen for the annual Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry. A second Lenten fish fry is scheduled March 23 at the Willmar church. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Fish fry at St. Mary's in Willmar, Minn.
March 10, 2012 - 12:00am