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January 22, 2018
File photo: An undated handout photo of a snow coach near geysers in Yellowstone National Park. (Spring Creek Ranch via The New York Times)
While Yellowstone's staff was furloughed, a snowmobiler got too close to Old Faithful
January 22, 2018 - 2:11pm
May 26, 2017
Clay Conover / Tribune

Robert Bierl, left, and Christian Janitschke cut components for the Destination Playground Thursday at Robbins Island in Willmar.
Destination Playground volunteers complete their work in Willmar
May 26, 2017 - 7:32am
March 13, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Connie Filley, from left, Tomi Pirrotta, Ruth Trageser, Val Sechler, Sandy Saulsbury and Mary Wohnoutka gather at Wildcat Cove at the Spicer Downtown Park. It was one of the projects community volunteer Ed Pirrotta helped lead to improve the park, which is being renamed "Pirrotta Park" in his honor. Pirrotta died  in button
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
March 13, 2017 - 10:13am
October 4, 2016
Bull moose meanders through Minnesota family's picnic
October 4, 2016 - 8:26am
June 20, 2016
Don Worden follows through on a disc golf pad at Robbins Island recently as Ben Bode of Litchfield looks on. "This is my home course," said Bode. "It's a terrific layout." (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Willmar City Council supports playground, concerts at Robbins Island
June 20, 2016 - 11:24pm
June 18, 2016
Five of these Little Free Libraries will be installed this summer at Willmar parks, so readers of all ages can take a book or leave a book. The United Way of West Central Minnesota, with funding from the Willmar Kiwanis Club and help from area businesses, will put the libraries up and stock them with books. (SHELBY LINDRUD | TRIBUNE)
Little libraries to pop up in Willmar parks
June 18, 2016 - 8:33am
June 5, 2016
A group of people in Willmar hopes to build a destination playground at Robbins Island Park in Willmar that is similar to Wildcat Cove on Green Lake in Spicer, shown here. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Willmar group wants to build a destination playground on Robbins Island
June 5, 2016 - 11:39pm
April 19, 2016
During its meeting Monday, Willmar City Council approved applying for the designation of Robbins Island as a regional park. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Willmar City Council approves Regional Park application for Robbins Island
April 19, 2016 - 9:40pm
April 5, 2016
Rice Park project moves forward
April 5, 2016 - 10:35pm
March 17, 2016
Willmar's Rice Park requests concern committee
March 17, 2016 - 7:21pm
December 3, 2015
The area outlined in red is the proposed off-highway vehicle park. Also shown are affected residents along Renville County Road 15 in Sacred Heart Township of Renville County. (SUBMITTED)
Renville County off-highway vehicle park ‘feasible’
December 3, 2015 - 12:02am
October 28, 2015
Selvig International Park in downtown Willmar has a fresh look with brick-rimmed raised beds replacing deteriorating heavy timbers. But the cold, windy day kept parkgoers away. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
A fresh look for fall
October 28, 2015 - 11:06pm
August 17, 2015
Jeff Thompson of Cologne stands in front of a 5-ton military vehicle used at the new Freedom Ridge park being constructed for rock crawling south of Atwater. (Tribune photo by Jacob Belgum)
Rock crawling park, concert venue comes to Atwater, Minn.
August 17, 2015 - 9:34am
July 2, 2015
Robbins Island Park, shown here, and five smaller parks could garner the City of Willmar-owned spaces grants for trails and other amenities, if the state designates it a regional park. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Committee seeks regional park status
July 2, 2015 - 10:30pm
June 25, 2015
Rylee Boen, age 9 ½, waits for a strike while her grandfather Chet Boen watches alongside her on the shores of Olivia’s Pond Park. The park was formed around a 14-acre holding pond. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
From pond to play area
June 25, 2015 - 11:41pm