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June 6, 2018
Erica Dischino / TribuneA crowd gathered Wednesday evening to watch the first performance of the Prairie Winds Concert Band for their Summer Concert Series at Robbins Island in Willmar.
Music to your ears
June 6, 2018 - 9:57pm
May 30, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Stewart Crosby of SRF Consulting speaks about the design concept for Robbins Island Park during a May 21 presentation to members of the Willmar City Council. The plan gives the city a roadmap to follow as time and funds allow for improvements at the park.
Amenities, pedestrian safety, accessibility: Planning for the perfect balance at Willmar’s Robbins Island
May 30, 2018 - 6:17am
May 11, 2018
Erica Dischino / TribuneGovernor Mark Dayton shows off his Foxhole Brewery t-shirt from the local brewery in Willmar when addressing the crowd at the Rockin’ Robbins Fishin’ Edition event held at Robbins Island Park Friday evening as a part of the Governor’s Fishing Opener weekend.
Rocking the Governor's Fishing Opener at Robbins Island
May 11, 2018 - 7:43pm
May 2, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Julia Lindquist, 12, wipes down playground equipment during the Friends of Robbins Island Clean-Up event at Robbins Island park Tuesday evening in Willmar.
Robbins Island Clean Up
May 2, 2018 - 9:45pm
April 29, 2018
Robbins Island cleanup slated Wednesday
April 29, 2018 - 12:06pm
October 14, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A couple and their dog look out at the changing fall colors Wednesday from Mount Tom at Sibley State Park west of New London.
Parks in Kandiyohi County show off fall colors
October 14, 2017 - 9:24am
October 11, 2017

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added Willmar Lake to its draft list of impaired water bodies in the state. The designation may aid efforts to improve water quality in the Willmar Chain of Lakes, shown above, including Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
Willmar Lake soon to join list of impaired waters
October 11, 2017 - 10:25pm
October 2, 2017
Sharon Bomstad / Tribune
Walkers of all ages cross the starting line of the Alzheimer's Walk Saturday morning at Robbins Island in Willmar. Many sported their purple colors in honor of a loved one lost to Alzheimer's or dementia. The seventh annual event reportedly drew a record number of walkers with well over 550 participants and 39 teams. The walk brought in $54,000 on a goal of $68,000, according to organizers. People can still make a donation at and search Willmar, through December 31.
Alzheimer's Walk draws record number of walkers in Willmar
October 2, 2017 - 7:30am
September 16, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Two new patios, complete with picnic tables and additional seating, will be constructed at the Robbins Island playground in the next few weeks. One will be located in the green space just to the left of the playground entrance, while the second will be in the section of grass right across from the playground.
New picnic area coming soon to Robbins Island in Willmar
September 16, 2017 - 7:21am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

The city of Willmar, with help and funding from Willmar Rotary, are planning a facelift for entrance to the Robbins Island. Plans include a new sign, plantings and three flagpoles.
A new welcome: City, Rotary to freshen up entrance to Robbins Island in Willmar
September 16, 2017 - 6:57am
September 1, 2017
Robbins Island beach is closed until further notice because of high fecal counts in the water.
Willmar beach closed because of high fecal counts
September 1, 2017 - 9:18am
August 12, 2017
It was a big crowd Tuesday night at the Rockin' Robbins performance of The Fabulous Armadillos from St. Cloud. Rockin' Robbins drew strong crowds for all four summer concerts this summer in Willmar.
Editorial: Rockin' Robbins hits a great groove in summer of 2017
August 12, 2017 - 10:20am
July 19, 2017
Clay Conover / Tribune

Country singer Chris Hawkey interacts with the crowd Tuesday at the first show of the Rockin' Robbins concert series at Robbins Island in Willmar.
Rockin' Robbins concert series kicks off at Robbins Island
July 19, 2017 - 6:43am
July 15, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / TribuneLifeguards are back on duty at Robbins Island this summer. Guards Easton Syvertson, from left, Eli Nelson, Megan Peterson and Kennedy Holwerda are specially trained to work on the lake.
Keeping swimmers safe at Robbins Island: Lifeguards return this year to Willmar beach
July 15, 2017 - 6:29am
July 14, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo

People sit on lawn chairs as they wait for a Rockin' Robbins performance July 19, 2016, at Robbins Island in Willmar. Tuesday is the kickoff for the second year of the concert series to benefit the Willmar city park.
Second season of Rockin' Robbins opens Tuesday
July 14, 2017 - 2:14pm