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January 25, 2018
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Participants in the 13th annual Polar Plunge belly flop into Green Lake in January 2017. A crew of emergency responders guide participants from the water and assist as needed.
Take the plunge! Polar Plunge Saturday at Green Lake
January 25, 2018 - 5:29am
January 23, 2018
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Organizers in Kandiyohi County are calling for 100 hosts to volunteer to take visitors fishing May 10-13 when the Willmar Lakes Area hosts the Governor’s Fishing Opener. The last time it was held in Kandiyohi County was in 1995 with then-Gov. Arne Carlson, front left.
Governor's Fishing Opener in Willmar seeks hosts
January 23, 2018 - 10:30pm
Carolyn Lange / TribuneTwo days after the official lighting ceremony and fireworks show that was part of the Spicer Winterfest, the 20-foot-tall ice castle was demolished because of safety concerns. Although the castle is gone, Winterfest activities continue through mid-February, including the Polar Plunge Saturday and pond hockey tournament on Green Lake.
Castle on the rocks: Spicer Ice Castle demolished early because of public safety concerns
January 23, 2018 - 10:24pm
January 21, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Spectators watch as fireworks light up the sky Saturday over Green Lake during the lighting ceremony for WinterFest on Saulsbury Beach in Spicer. The fireworks were accompanied by music, and the event also included a bonfire and free hot chocolate for the button
Spicer kicks off WinterFest with lighting ceremony
January 21, 2018 - 11:18pm
January 19, 2018
Photo courtesy of Linda K Fostervold Eisenreich
Two ice fisherman safe after pickup goes in Green Lake near Spicer public access
January 19, 2018 - 10:45pm
January 13, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Volunteers build the Spicer Ice Castle on Sunday morning at Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake.
Editorial: Green Lake pride in ice castle building blocks
January 13, 2018 - 9:31am
January 9, 2018
Bergstrom becomes mortgage banker
January 9, 2018 - 9:54am
January 8, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Using ice blocks that weigh nearly 600 pounds, volunteers build the Spicer Ice Castle on Sunday morning at Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake. The 20-foot-tall structure will be the focal point of Spicer's Winterfest celebration, which kicks off Jan. 20 with fireworks and a lighting ceremony.
Nice ice: Ice castle will be focal point of Spicer Winterfest
January 8, 2018 - 5:05am
January 5, 2018
Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of Kandiyohi County theft charges
January 5, 2018 - 7:04am
January 3, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A recently cut block of ice from Green Lake moves along an ice harvesting machine Wednesday in Spicer.   

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Green Lake jewels to be used in St. Paul ice castle
January 3, 2018 - 9:51pm
December 26, 2017
Kuehnast joins United Prairie Bank
December 26, 2017 - 7:09am
Gramstad joins growing DI Labs team
December 26, 2017 - 6:58am
December 19, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 
Sean, Brian and Carl Douglass own and operate Di Labs of Spicer, which is taking manufacturing to a new level with a new multi-jet fusion technology. The three brothers said their new 3-D printer is the first of its kind to be used in Minnesota and can turn an idea into a custom product in 24 hours.
Creating something from nothing: Di Labs of Spicer uses first multi-jet fusion 3D printer in the state
December 19, 2017 - 12:04am
December 12, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Chasity Ommodt, director of client services and community engagement at The Link, fills a bag with food Nov. 30 at New London-Spicer High School. The bags are distributed on Fridays to students who are in need of extra food for the weekend. The Link partnered with local donors to begin the Wildcat Backpack Program this fall at button
Extra nutrition for the weekend: Backpack food program launched at New London-Spicer
December 12, 2017 - 5:34am
December 11, 2017
Black ice on roads this morning causes accidents and two-hour delay of Willmar and NLS schools
December 11, 2017 - 6:26am