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December 12, 2015
Ava Flann of Cedar Mills snuggles up to Rudolph for photos Friday when the Holiday Express visited Cosmos.  (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Video: Holiday Express on the move again today
December 12, 2015 - 12:00am
December 10, 2015
St. Nick arrives at Kennedy Cardinal Place and Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar to deliver gifts and treats to preschoolers. With little snow remaining after morning rain showers, he left his sleigh at the North Pole and rode in a Ford van. The Jolly One’s annual visit is sponsored by the Willmar VFW, which provides two helpers. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
VIDEO/PHOTO: Santa takes his back-up sleigh
December 10, 2015 - 11:13pm
December 9, 2015
The 92 voices of the Cardinal Choir sing both traditional and African holiday songs. The choir is from Willmar Senior High School. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
PHOTOS: Choir melds traditional and African holiday music
December 9, 2015 - 11:13pm
December 6, 2015
Victoria Skaggs, 6, shops for a toy for her little sister Sunday evening at Wal-Mart in Willmar with the help of Willmar Police Officer Tony Lapatka. Twenty-three children shopped with Willmar police officers, Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office reservists and county corrections officers and dispatch staff during the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. A grant from Wal-Mart’s charitable foundation provides for each child to spend $50. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Willmar-area kids hit the toy aisles with police officers for annual event
December 6, 2015 - 11:55pm
November 23, 2015
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