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May 27, 2016
The Veterans Central Council Honor Guard stands at attention at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar during the 2015 Memorial Day program. (TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO)
Communities across west central Minnesota planning Memorial Day festivities
May 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
May 5, 2016
Spicer will hold its popular parade and street dance in their traditional locations over the July 4 holiday. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Delay of street work means Spicer's July 4 festivities will remain in familiar place
May 5, 2016 - 9:10am
January 7, 2016
Chad Koosman pleas Nov. 20 for donations for the Salvation Army from inside the revolving door of Cash Wise grocery story in Willmar. Koosman’s light display in Willmar raised $164,000 during the holiday season. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Koosman lights raise record amount of money for The Salvation Army
January 7, 2016 - 11:47pm
December 11, 2015
Chris Schmitz of Redwood Falls plays Christmas tunes on bagpipes Friday afternoon outside J.C. Penney at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. A long-time musician, Schmitz picked up the bagpipes two years ago. He is performing throughout the region during the holidays for extra practice. He will appear about 10 a.m. today at the Calf Fiend Cafe in Redwood Falls. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)
Bagpiper entertains shoppers
December 11, 2015 - 11:09pm
December 9, 2015
Penquins were part of the 2nd- to 5th-grade choir that sang “Christmas in Black and White,” during a pageant of the same name performed Tuesday by Willmar’s Community Christian School in Willmar. The subtitle of the musical — which was held at the Evangelical Free Church in Willmar — was “Discovering the Real Story of Christmas.” (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Video: ‘Christmas in Black and White’
December 9, 2015 - 12:00am
December 3, 2015
Venita McCormick, lead clerk at the U.S. Post Office in Willmar, displays the Peanuts first-class postage stamp for the holidays. The snowflake stamp is also new. First-class mail should be mailed by Dec. 19. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
PHOTO: Peanuts for Christmas
December 3, 2015 - 9:15pm
December 1, 2015
USPS’s Sunday package service starts Dec. 6
December 1, 2015 - 10:11pm
November 24, 2015
A sign at the Holiday gas station on Litchfield Avenue Southwest in Willmar indicates a gallon of unleaded gas costs $1.99 Tuesday. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Gas prices dip ahead of holiday travel
November 24, 2015 - 10:05pm
November 23, 2015
Kandiyohi County creates no-parking zone to manage traffic by light display
November 23, 2015 - 11:41pm
September 2, 2015
MnDOT urges drivers to be careful this weekend
September 2, 2015 - 8:59pm
June 20, 2015
Carol Parker of Willmar says she appreciates her husband, Paul, more and more as they age. She had been out shopping for him ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, and they are preparing to host their daughter and grandson for a weekend visit. (Jacob Belgum | Tribune)
Father’s Day for many families means time spent together
June 20, 2015 - 12:23am
December 25, 2014
Area Holiday Tournament Schedules
December 25, 2014 - 10:31pm
December 22, 2014
The Willmar Senior High School Varsity Band performs a “Sounds of Christmas” medley at the holiday band concert in the WSHS Theater Monday.  (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Willmar Area High School Band performs holiday concert
December 22, 2014 - 10:51pm
December 15, 2014
Harold Young, far left, and the Jeremiah Dahl family enjoy hot cocoa Saturday evening in New London during Candlelight Christmas. From right are Jenn Dahl holding Cooper, Peyton and Ashton. Jeremiah, off camera, was in charge of the fire. (TRIBUNE / Rand Middleton)
New London warmth
December 15, 2014 - 10:56pm
December 11, 2014
The Holiday Express 18-Wheeler and its cast of characters leaves Lake Lillian at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, the first of 28 area stops over four days sponsored by the Kandiyohi Men’s Club and Atwater Chamber. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Holiday Express kicks off four-day tour in Lake Lillian
December 11, 2014 - 11:26pm