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January 8, 2018
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Ben Leal, from left, and Russell Flores, employees of Turbo Turf, stand on cherry pickers Monday as they remove zip ties from Christmas lights to begin dismantling the "Celebrate the Light of the World" display at the Chad and Angie Koosman property in rural Willmar. Crews began working at 8 a.m. Monday and expect to finish removing the lights within the week.
Lights out: Koosmans' final holiday display raises $156,780
January 8, 2018 - 9:57pm
December 15, 2016
Fred Zwart, of rural New London, died Thursday after he was injured in a wagon accident Saturday. In this January 2014 file photo, Zwart and his team of horses wait to give wagon rides during the Winterfest in Spicer.

Ron Adams / Tribune file photo
Update: New London horseman dies after Saturday's wagon accident
December 15, 2016 - 5:56pm
September 4, 2016
Jacob Wetterling File photo/Center for Missing and Exploited Children
12,000 and counting leave their 'Lights on for Jacob,' at Minnesota cop's urging
September 4, 2016 - 10:08pm
March 7, 2016
MnDOT converts to LED roadway lights
March 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
Chad Koosman pleas Nov. 20 for donations for the Salvation Army from inside the revolving door of Cash Wise grocery story in Willmar. Koosman’s light display in Willmar raised $164,000 during the holiday season. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Koosman lights raise record amount of money for The Salvation Army
January 7, 2016 - 11:47pm
December 22, 2015
Angie and Chad Koosman  join a crowd of supporters Monday night at The Oaks at Eagle Creek in Willmar to watch the results of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on ABC. The Koosmans did not win the contest. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Koosmans feel like champions thanks to community support for their light display
December 22, 2015 - 5:00am
December 19, 2015
A portion of the Celebrate the Light of the World display. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Willmar Christmas lights display garners national attention
December 19, 2015 - 8:00am
November 23, 2015
Kandiyohi County creates no-parking zone to manage traffic by light display
November 23, 2015 - 11:41pm
August 3, 2012
A stop sign has been placed at the intersection of Willmar Avenue and Lakeland Drive Southeast after the traffic controller was damaged in a recent accident. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Two sets of lights damaged in Willmar, Minn., as a result of traffic accidents
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
March 8, 2012
The left image shows the CME on the Tuesday evening photographed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. A disk blocks the blinding sun (white circle). The right image,taken early this morning, is nearly saturated with artifacts from thousands of high-energy storm particles hitting the detector. Credit: NASA/ESA (From
Astro Bob blog: Solar storm hits, expected to continue through tonight
March 8, 2012 - 10:25am
December 22, 2011
This Christmas light display is on the corner of Willmar Avenue and 15th Street Southwest at the home of Nat and Tisha Ellinger. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Willmar, Minn., area light displays spread holiday cheer
December 22, 2011 - 12:49am
December 14, 2010
New solar-powered lights flash speed warning by ACGC
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
New program offers Christmas lights recycling
November 13, 2010 - 12:00am
Sheriff: More nighttime burglaries reported
September 13, 2010 - 1:46pm
December 18, 2009
Chad Koosman's home near Eagle Lake, above, boasts nearly 86,000 light bulbs this year. Koosman is attempting to raise $5,000 for The Salvation Army by hosting movie events this weekend at his home. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
86,000 bulbs, movie-night specials highlight Salvation Army fundraising effort
December 18, 2009 - 12:00am