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Andrea Otto warms up The Salvation Army kettle with a donation Monday to the ringing of Wal-mart Store manager Kimberly Lippert, Willmar Area Shriners Club president John M. Gilbertson and The Salvation Army Auxiliary Captain Linda Faye Jones. The Shriners challenged other clubs and organizations to wrest The Salvation Army traveling bell ringers plaque from their possession. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE )
Shriners challenge area bell ringers
November 23, 2015 - 11:32pm
Theresa Berghius, left, a resident at Bethesda Pleasant View Memory Care Neighborhood, and Kendra Jo Krebsbach, the neighborhood’s nurse, decorate a Christmas tree Monday at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum along with other residents and staff members. In addition to the museum’s regular weekday hours, it will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays to give people additional opportunities to see the trees decorated by several local groups. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Museum expands hours for tree viewing
November 23, 2015 - 9:51pm
November 16, 2015
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Video: A bit of old London at New London
November 16, 2015 - 10:07am
December 29, 2014
Warm the Children campaign falls short of $37,000-goal
December 29, 2014 - 8:18pm
December 28, 2014
A good selection of sparkling wine is available for $13 to $15, but real Champagne starts at about $50. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Carrie Snyder)
Toast the new year with a Champagne-tasting party
December 28, 2014 - 7:49pm
December 26, 2014
From left, Mandy Kaufenberg browses the toy aisle at Menards in Willmar with her children, Anabel Kaufenberg, 2, and Kaleb Sing, 12. The store had after-Christmas sale prices on holiday decorations and a number of other items. (TRIBUNE/Nicole Hovatter)
Deal-seekers stock up during post-Christmas sales
December 26, 2014 - 8:06pm
December 25, 2014
A 30-year-old Grove City tradition
December 25, 2014 - 11:48pm
A white Christmas
December 25, 2014 - 11:34pm
December 23, 2014
Vern and Mildred Buer follow the English translations in their program of the Norwegian-language service Tuesday evening at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar. Vern said he knows enough Norwegian to follow parts of the sermon, delivered by Gary Erickson. It is the 24th year of the traditional Norwegian service at Calvary, founded in 1872 when all services were in the immigrants’ native language. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
It’s Christmas Eve, ya know
December 23, 2014 - 10:16pm
Kathy Dahlke of Raymond exits the Willmar Target Tuesday. Her Christmas shopping pretty much complete, she said. Inside the store, Jess Call, a senior team leader, said the weekend was very busy, exceeding sales goals. Front-end supervisor Matthew Amor added that Monday was also busy, but Tuesday was slower than he expected. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Christmas shopping deadline looms
December 23, 2014 - 10:06pm
December 17, 2014
Willmar High School’s Cardinal Choir sings carols during the annual All-Service Clubs Christmas Luncheon Wednesday at the Willmar Conference Center. Neal Haugen directed the 80-member choir. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Sounds of the season
December 17, 2014 - 11:14pm
December 11, 2014
Called by name, disbelieving Ben Rende, 3, approaches Santa Claus to receive his gift during Willmar’s Early Childhood Program at the Jefferson Learning Center Thursday. Santa’s assistant, representing VFW Post 1639, is Les Canal, who served 22 years in the Navy beginning in 1953. This is the 50th year the Willmar post has supplied gifts for Santa to hand out to little children here. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Oh, Santa, for me?
December 11, 2014 - 11:15pm
December 4, 2014
Ronald E. Reische Jr., of Cottage Grove, was photographed leaving a Hyde Avenue home with packages that had been delivered there, according to police and criminal charges filed against him. (COURTESY/Cottage Grove Police Department)
Cottage Grove man charged with stealing front-door deliveries
December 4, 2014 - 9:59pm
December 5, 2013
The Calvary Lutheran Church Advent Festival, “Come, Lord Jesus,” will be Friday and Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the church, 302 Olena Ave. S.E., Willmar. The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible. For more information on the festival, visit or call 320-235-2508.
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ theme of Calvary’s Advent Festival this year
December 5, 2013 - 10:12am
November 2, 2013
Salvation Army in Willmar taking applications for holiday aid
November 2, 2013 - 12:08pm