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December 8, 2011
June Kramin's book "Through the Mirror into the Snow'' is the first of nine she wrote in a series for children she calls Before Happily Ever After. The imaginary stories are based on the adventures of her daughter Valerie and best friend Samantha. Kramin uses the pen name Ann T. Bugg for her children's books. (Submitted
June Kramin's book "Through the Mirror into the Snow'' is the first of nine she wrote in a series for children she calls Before Happily Ever After. The imaginary stories are based on the...
Renville, Minn., woman pens 19 books in five years
December 8, 2011 - 8:48am
December 1, 2011
Grace Bradley, played by Margaret Lanning, left, tries to calm down and organize the children who want to participate in the pageant in The Barn Theatre's production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The play runs today through Sunday and Dec. 8-11 at The Barn in downtown Willmar, 321 Fourth St. S.W. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' now on stage at Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
December 1, 2011 - 10:09am
Millie Buer is one of the organizers of the volunteers who will create 17 different areas decorated to tell the Advent story at the Calvary Lutheran Church Advent Festival in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar, Minn., hosts Advent Festival
December 1, 2011 - 10:05am
November 10, 2011
Jon Onnen, left, and Kassie Boller perform during an operatic production number in the Willmar High School presentation of the musical "Phantom of the Opera." (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Stage production opens tonight at Willmar, Minn., Senior High School
November 10, 2011 - 1:06pm
November 3, 2011
Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold of "The Little Couple'' fame on The Learning Channel are shown in their new home built by Miguel Facundo of Facundo Home Builders, Inc., of Houston, Texas. (Submitted photo)
'The Little Couple' has behind-the-scene ties to west central Minnesota in Raymond, Minn.
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
October 28, 2011
A Discover Manufacturing - Innovation Showcase is held at the Minn West Technology Campus on Friday, October 28, 2011.  Students from around the community came to learn more about the area's leading manufacturing innovators.
Manufacturing Showcase is held at MinnWest
October 28, 2011 - 1:16pm
October 6, 2011
Milan, Minn., launches Jenson endowment fund
October 6, 2011 - 9:32am
The cast of the Hayloft Player production of "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)" poses with the BFG paper-mache head that will be used in some scenes of the play, which opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)
Children's production opens tonight at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
October 6, 2011 - 9:30am
September 29, 2011
K.K. Berge built this three-story structure in 1924, purposely locating it as the gateway to the community's commercial district. It was located across from the town's opera house and a bank, and near the pedestrian bridge crossing the Minnesota River and linking the residential areas on the east and west sides of the river.
(Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Granite Falls, Minn., picks a prime location to start a new chapter for rural community
September 29, 2011 - 11:03am
Many of Kolke-Bonk's most popular works focus on buildings and places that hold special meaning to those who know them from childhood. This image of the entrance to the former Appleton High School hints at the bustle and activity once found inside. (Submitted image)
Meander kickoff to feature downtown Granite Falls, Minn., with music, food, history, art
September 29, 2011 - 10:57am
Kerry Kolke-Bonk creates her works in the house she and her husband,  Paul, have called home east of Appleton for 24 years. The home's décor is representative of what family and friends call "The Kerry Touch.'' When not creating on canvas, she turns her creative energy to home decorating and remodeling. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Meander artist's inspiration is homegrown in west central Minnesota
September 29, 2011 - 10:53am
September 22, 2011
Submitted photo courtesy of 
2nd Minnesota Battery
Civil War history comes to life in Willmar, Minn., Saturday
September 22, 2011 - 12:32am
September 15, 2011
John Kuppich, left, and Bev Raske appear in a scene from "A Trip to Bountiful." (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
'Trip to Bountiful' inspiring, fulfilling; stage production in Willmar, Minn.
September 15, 2011 - 10:15am
Bev Raske, left, plays Carrie Watts and J.P. Cola plays her son Ludie in The Barn Theatre production of "A Trip to Bountiful." The production is now playing on The Barn stage in downtown Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
'Trip to Bountiful' at The Barn Theatre in Willmar, Minn.
September 15, 2011 - 10:12am
Brenna Lief of New London plays the bass guitar at the Whitney Music display at the 2010 Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! in downtown Willmar. This year's event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)
Artists gear up for weekend Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival in Willmar, Minn.
September 15, 2011 - 10:05am
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