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January 6, 2016
Gary Guenther shovels snow around the base of a portable shelter Tuesday on Foot Lake off Robbins Island. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Thick ice beckons fishermen
January 6, 2016 - 12:01am
December 29, 2015
Technician Jamie Gilliland performs the steps required for a safety recall Tuesday on a 2015 Polaris Switchback at Motor Sports of Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Sales begin to pile up as the snow falls
December 29, 2015 - 11:15pm
Fall paddling on the Mississippi
September 29, 2015 - 11:23pm
April 6, 2015
TRIBUNE/Carolyn Lange 
The Darrell and Charlotte DeLong farm by New London was purchased in December by the Minnesota Parks and Trails Council, which will eventually sell it to Sibley State Park. The property is nearly a quarter-section and abuts existing park land.
Farm purchased by grassroots organization eventually will be sold to Sibley State Park
April 6, 2015 - 12:08am
March 23, 2015
Logan Blumhoefer, 16, of Willmar, rides an all-terrain vehicle Monday along Kandiyohi County Road 5 north of Willmar. The snow probably won’t last. The National Weather Service predicts rain and snow today, then snow and sleet tonight. Rain and sleet is predicted for Wednesday. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Winter recreation
March 23, 2015 - 11:31pm
November 27, 2014
TRIBUNE/Tom Cherveny
Janet Westby, center, whose home and property is adjacent to the proposed location of an off-highway vehicle park in Renville County, tells Karen Umphress of the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council of Great Falls, Mont., that she and other neighbors oppose the plans. Westby spoke during a meeting Tuesday evening in Olivia when Umphress and other consultants met with citizens and gathered input. Also shown are landowners Jean Voelz, left, and Mary Wierschem, right.
Renville County launches study of OHV park that some neighbors oppose
November 27, 2014 - 11:11pm
September 28, 2014
DNR says zebra mussels discovered in metro’s White Bear Lake, Lake Waconia
September 28, 2014 - 11:33pm
September 16, 2014
LeAnne Freeman, center, greets guests as she celebrates her retirement. Freeman worked for the City of Willmar for 24 years, retiring as Willmar Community Education and Recreation Program Director. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
Freedom for Freeman
September 16, 2014 - 11:30pm
August 25, 2014
The DNR is expected to continue searching Green Lake for signs of additional zebra mussels. (Tribune file photo by Carolyn Lange)
Zebra mussel look-out
August 25, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 21, 2014
The Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center will mark its 10th anniversary with a special program Wednesday to honor the late Dorothy Olson, whose financial gift a decade ago made the aquatic center possible. The aquatic center opened July 13, 2004, and the grand opening was held six days later. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center to celebrate 10-year anniversary
July 21, 2014 - 11:29pm
Some parks remain closed in Renville County
July 21, 2014 - 11:18pm
July 1, 2014
Renville County parks located on Minnesota River remain closed
July 1, 2014 - 10:43pm
May 30, 2014
Willmar fourth-grader Ridwan Madey hesitates before she grabs her just-caught sunfish to return it to the waters of Green Lake. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Let’s Go Fishing for young people too: Starts season by hosting local fourth graders
May 30, 2014 - 11:04pm