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Lizzie Solano, center, and her sister Sarah take phone calls Monday from children asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their house, during the fifth annual NORAD Tracks Santa Operation, at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Over a thousand volunteers at NORAD handle more than 100,000 thousand phone calls from children around the world every Christmas Eve. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Volunteers at Colo. base track Santa's progress
December 24, 2012 - 12:16pm
December 3, 2012
Hunter Pitts, 6, of Litchfield, from left, and his brothers William, 4, and Harley, 6, share their Christmas lists with Santa on Saturday during a visit to the Forest City Stockade. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)play button
Pioneer Christmas
December 3, 2012 - 12:00am
November 21, 2012
Redeemer Lutheran in Willmar, Minn., again hosting Thanksgiving Day dinner
November 21, 2012 - 2:45pm
November 18, 2012
The 10th annual Holidaze Parade is held on Saturday night in downtown button
Video: Willmar Holidaze Parade
November 18, 2012 - 5:36pm
November 17, 2012
The Willmar Holiday Inn, Willmar Conference Center, Green Mill Restaurant and Comfort Inn is slated to undergo a nearly $10 million remodeling and refranchising project. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Torgerson Properties plans nearly $10 million restaurant, hotel remodel and refranchise project
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am
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 5, 2012
Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog, center, speaks Tuesday at the Flags of Honor Memorial in Willmar. He is accompanied by Dr. Scott Abrams, emergency room doctor and Willmar Ambulance Service medical director, left, and Brad Hanson, ambulance service manager. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
West central Minn. law enforcement stepping up patrols, tickets this month
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Willmar Police officers, Jared Wosmek, left, and Mike Holme join a state trooper, boy scouts and members of Willmar Ambulance Service and the Central Veterans Council raising flags Tuesday at the Flags of Honor Memorial in Willmar. The flag raising was a prelude for a kickoff event for a regional enhanced speed enforcement wave that runs through July
Speeders to get more than fireworks this holiday, area law stepping up patrols, tickets
July 3, 2012 - 2:50pm
April 7, 2012
Siblings Kenlie, 2, Brogan, 9 months, and Landon Blom, 8, take a family photo with the Easter Bunny at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. The bunny will be at the mall for photos until 6 p.m. today. (Tribune photo by Ashley White)
Easter and religion vs. Easter Bunny
April 7, 2012 - 6:00am
February 14, 2012
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Color Me Green blog: Love the planet this Valentine's Day
February 14, 2012 - 8:47am
January 9, 2012
Kevin Reineke, from left, Ryan Johnson and Mitch Hjelle gather Christmas trees Saturday during the annual Christmas tree pickup offered in Willmar. It was a joint effort between the Jaycees and West Central Sanitation. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Picking up the Christmas trees in Willmar, Minn.
January 9, 2012 - 12:00am
January 2, 2012
Chris Voss is a Willmar Senior High School student who also works at Walt's Car Wash as part of the work experience program. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Work experience program helps launch students into life
January 2, 2012 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011 Holiday traditions should continue all year long
December 27, 2011 - 8:40am
December 19, 2011
Michelle Ramirez is surprised with a Corn Capital Cash gift by Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Standfuss.
Olivia businesses use holiday season to say thanks
December 19, 2011 - 5:04pm
December 17, 2011
(Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Holiday Gift Guide for folks in Willmar and West Central Minnesota
December 17, 2011 - 12:10am