Weather Forecast



May 2, 2016
Only hours before departure, Specialist John Kelty of Dawson, with wife Holli, holds their newborn Kole. play button
Army Reservists leave for Kuwait
May 2, 2016 - 9:20am
April 30, 2016
An emotional time for soldiers and family. play button
Kuwait Calling: Soldiers sendoff
April 30, 2016 - 1:26pm
October 11, 2015
Buses transporting 159 members of the 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar were led out of town by members of the Patriot Guard. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Final farewell
October 11, 2015 - 11:19pm
October 9, 2015
Editorial: Best wishes to the 682nd for a safe and great tour
October 9, 2015 - 6:00am
October 8, 2015
The 682nd National Guard Unit in Willmar parades through city the Thursday morning greeted enthusiastically by veterans, school children and adults. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
A parade of community support
October 8, 2015 - 11:37pm
Mario Valero looks on during a ceremony Thursday to bid farewell to members of the Minnesota National Guard 682nd Engineering Battalion, who will be deployed to Kuwait. Valero, a private first class, joined the National Guard last year after graduating from Willmar Senior High School. (DAN BURDETT |TRIBUNE)play button
159 soldiers prepare for nine months in Kuwait
October 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
October 7, 2015
Troops from the Minnesota National Guard 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar load up for the convoy this morning in Willmar.  A departure ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at Willmar Senior High School to wish the troops well in their upcoming deployment to Kuwait. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Convoy, farewell ceremony for 682nd is today
October 7, 2015 - 9:51pm
April 17, 2009
Local supporters welcome as troops depart for Mideast
April 17, 2009 - 12:00am