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Students at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar sing "Jingle Bells" Thursday for Santa and his helpers.
The VFW Brings Santa to Jefferson Learning Center
3 hours 2 min ago
December 13, 2017
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The Willmar Senior High School combined choirs sing at the All Service Club Holiday Luncheon Wednesday at the Willmar Conference Center. The school’s brass ensemble, percussion and strings accompanied the singers, who sang traditional and modern holiday carols. play button
Willmar Senior High School Choir Performance
December 13, 2017 - 10:02pm
Records published Dec. 13
December 13, 2017 - 6:03am
December 12, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Chasity Ommodt, director of client services and community engagement at The Link, fills a bag with food Nov. 30 at New London-Spicer High School. The bags are distributed on Fridays to students who are in need of extra food for the weekend. The Link partnered with local donors to begin the Wildcat Backpack Program this fall at NLS.play button
Extra nutrition for the weekend: Backpack food program launched at New London-Spicer
December 12, 2017 - 5:34am
December 10, 2017
Greg Murphy had a gastrointestinal tumor, called a sarcoma cancer, removed at the Mayo Clinic and is going to be on a chemotherapy regiment for three to five years. His wife, Barb, and sons Zachary, center, and Jacob share a laugh with him at home in Grand Forks, N.D., recently. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Even with good insurance, health conditions put great burden on families
December 10, 2017 - 6:00am
December 6, 2017
MPCA to close Willmar office
December 6, 2017 - 5:41am
December 5, 2017
2 tuberculosis cases identified in Kandiyohi County
December 5, 2017 - 8:34pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune 
Willmar citizen John Burns speaks to the Willmar City Council Monday regarding the apparent social media activity of Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Burns says the current racism he sees in the community is an “old story” that happened to his family years ago as Irish Catholic immigrants.play button
Video of the Public Forum portion of Willmar City Council's Dec. 4, 2017, meeting
December 5, 2017 - 2:22pm
December 4, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar Human Rights Commission member Ben Larson speaks Monday to the Willmar City Council about his concerns regarding apparent social media activity by Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson. Christianson was not in attendance Monday.
Public speaks about Willmar City Councilor Christianson's social media activity
December 4, 2017 - 11:36pm
Holiday Lifestyle Guide II
December 4, 2017 - 3:31pm
Holiday Lifestyle Guide I
December 4, 2017 - 3:26pm
December 1, 2017
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Willmar City Council member Ron Christianson participates in a regular meeting at the Municipal Utilities building auditorium. Concerns have been raised about his supposed Facebook account's likes and comments.
Concerns raised over Ron Christianson’s Facebook account activity; Professor: Elected officials are rightly held to a higher standard
December 1, 2017 - 6:21pm
November 30, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Work is wrapping up for the season at Rice Park, where an $822,000 rehab project is nearly complete. The new three-season shelter is up and the splash pad that replaces the old wading pool is ready to go once warm weather returns next year. Landscaping will be completed in the spring.
Willmar pushes ahead on major park upgrades
November 30, 2017 - 6:00am
November 29, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune 

Gladie Hagen presented BOLD School Board members with a 328-signature petition urging them to keep John Dotson as Superintendent of Schools, and rescind a previous action not to extend his contract. "Please do not spend district funds to hire a search firm when we already have a highly qualified superintendent in Mr. Dotson," she told board members Monday.
Petition asks BOLD to keep superintendent
November 29, 2017 - 6:27am
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Willmar City Administrator Ike Holland, shown in a file photo, says he is pleased with his progress and the city's during his first six months on the job. The Willmar City Council earlier this month reviewed his performance and scored Holland high in community relations, leadership and supervision, while saying he has shown high levels of honesty and integrity.
Willmar city administrator pleased with tenure so far
November 29, 2017 - 5:31am