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August 29, 2012
Jeff Schmitz blogs about faith at
No Time to Be Cool blog: Being active in faith
August 29, 2012 - 8:49am
August 20, 2012
Ismy Mohamed, 8, left, and Paige Akerson, 7, play Sunday on the giant inflatable slide, set up at the Northside Park in Willmar as part of an Eid celebration. Eid al-Fitr is the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Eid celebration in Willmar, Minn.
August 20, 2012 - 12:00am
Ramadan a time for reflection, prayer for Muslims
July 20, 2012 - 12:00am
July 10, 2012
Travis Hanson, a Target team leader, stocks shelves Monday at the store on First Street South in Willmar. Local stores are expecting increased sales this weekend as the city will practically double in size when thousands arrive mid-week for Sonshine, the annual Christian music festival held on the Civic Center grounds. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Economic impact of Willmar, Minn., Sonshine festival could be up to $4M
July 10, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Dennis Johnson, one of the members of the cemetery association, stands inside Frank Lake Covenant Church. The 112-year-old church, top, has been purchased by Kathy Weckwerth, executive director of Best Life Ministries. The church will serve as the home base for Weckwerth's Best Life Ministry. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
A new life, a new ministry for Frank Lake Covenant Church in Swift County, Minn.
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
Religious leaders take to the stage during Willmar, Minn., mayor's annual Prayer Breakfast
May 4, 2012 - 12:00am
April 20, 2012
Former auto dealership could become church in Granite Falls, Minn.
April 20, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Planning Commission to review mosque findings Wednesday at meeting
April 10, 2012 - 7:00am
April 7, 2012
Siblings Kenlie, 2, Brogan, 9 months, and Landon Blom, 8, take a family photo with the Easter Bunny at the Kandi Mall in Willmar. The bunny will be at the mall for photos until 6 p.m. today. (Tribune photo by Ashley White)
Easter and religion vs. Easter Bunny
April 7, 2012 - 6:00am
March 29, 2012
Doris Barnes raises concerns Wednesday during a meeting before the Willmar Planning Commission on a conditional use permit requested by the Islamic Society of Willmar to allow a mosque at the former Lafayette Elementary School. Barnes, who lives near the former school on the city's northwest side, said she was concerned about the impact of the Ramadan holiday on the area. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Willmar, Minn., Planning Commission approves conditional use for mosque at former school
March 29, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
This is a sampling of the multiple mailings Kandiyohi County has received over the last couple months from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Fundamentalist Mormon church inundates west central Minn. counties with mailings
March 14, 2012 - 8:00am
December 23, 2011 Remember to give thanks this Christmas
December 23, 2011 - 9:03am
November 18, 2011
Lutheran youth planning to gather this weekend in Willmar, Minn.
November 18, 2011 - 12:00am
October 5, 2011
Carmen, left, and Michael Zoughbi are in Willmar this week for speaking engagements and will discuss Middle Eastern Christianity. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Palestinian couple to address Willmar audience on Middle Eastern Christianity
October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
September 12, 2011
The Rev. Steve Verhelst from the Church of St. Mary opens the ecumenical prayer service Sunday night in observance of the anniversary of 9/11. The special service of remembrance and thanksgiving at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar was organized by Vinje Lutheran Church, Bethel Lutheran Church, Calvary Church and St. Mary's. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Willmar, Minn., community remembers in prayer, unity
September 12, 2011 - 12:00am