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October 3, 2017
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Aidan Wasik, 13, is shown with G.K. Bear, the furry mascot of Rice Hospice's annual grief camp for children that marks its 20th anniversary this weekend.
Day camp marking 20th year Saturday helps kids cope with grief, loss
October 3, 2017 - 5:44pm
May 29, 2017
Sarah Merwin, from left, Melissa Lorentz and Micaela Brancato talk Monday, May 22, 2017, in the main kitchen of Holbrook Farms Retreat southwest of Detroit Lakes, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
At Minnesota lakes country retreat, military widows forge lasting connections
May 29, 2017 - 6:50am
February 21, 2017
Anne Polta / Tribune
Rick Schirmers sits Thursday in the sun porch of his home in Willmar. Friends recently started a GoFundMe campaign to help Schirmers, 63, stay in his house.
Rick's Place
February 21, 2017 - 2:20pm
February 23, 2016
Mackanzie Chan, a 14-year-old eighth-grader, was diagnosed with cancer but had attended classes half-days at Willmar Middle School to be around friends. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Students pay respects to 'selfless' classmate after she loses two-year cancer fight
February 23, 2016 - 12:00am
January 13, 2015
Robin Savoy holds a photo of her late daughter Vinessa Lozano in her home in Montevideo. The shelves behind her hold photos and reminders of her daughter, and Savoy goes nowhere without her daughter’s memory.  A large photo of her daughter adorns the back windows of her van. (TRIBUNE/Cherveny)
Remembering Vinessa
January 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
December 30, 2011
Noted Willmar physician dies at age 81
December 30, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2011
A decade after 9/11, lessons on pain, mourning and resilience
September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Brenda Wiese, coordinator of the Grief Center at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, talks about the necessity of grieving. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)
Grief Center brings support, education about grief and loss
November 7, 2009 - 9:00am
September 17, 2008
Kids given avenue to tackle life's painful moments
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am