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July 2, 2009
Dustin Suchy arranges fireworks Monday under a tent in the Cub Foods parking lot in Willmar. As the Fourth of July approaches, officials are again warning people to practice safety when using or dealing with fireworks. Some 7,000 people across the United States suffered fireworks-related injuries last year. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Local officials call for firework safety over holiday weekend
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
Dylan Olson of Spicer, left, and Jesse Keehn of New London weed the medians Wednesday along state Highway 23 through Spicer. Volunteers from Twin Lakes Services, Inc. of Spicer started weeding at about 4 a.m. in preparation of the city's annual July 4 festivities, which begin at 9 a.m. Friday with a petting zoo, pony rides and Briggs and Motley arts and crafts fair and flea market. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Gearing up for the big weekend
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am
June 29, 2009
Most Minn. post offices shortening July 3 hours
June 29, 2009 - 12:00am
December 24, 2008
Carlee Erickson sits with the family's new puppy, Diesel. In the background are window frames that still need to be hung at the family home destroyed by the July 11 tornado. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Ericksons: Together for the hoilidays, and that's all that matters
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
A volunteer removes fallen branches July 12 from the base of a tree at the rural Willmar residence of Ken and Joyce Randt. The home was completely destroyed by the EF-3 tornado that moved across the Willmar area. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
For the Randts, it's been a year of healing, but the family stays positive as one
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am
New London man pleads to lowered kidnapping charge
December 24, 2008 - 12:00am