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December 28, 2015
Frankie Herning of Bird Island shops for a shovel Monday at Runnings home and farm supply store in Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Winter storm gradually covers Midwest
December 28, 2015 - 5:47pm
MnDOT, Xcel share tips on staying safe during winter storms
December 28, 2015 - 5:42pm
December 25, 2015
Heavy snow and winds could hit west central Minnesota tonight
December 25, 2015 - 8:31am
December 16, 2015
A car is towed Wednesday morning after it went off the road into the median striking the cable safety fence on the U.S. Highway 71/Minnesota Highway 23 bypass. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Winter arrives late but in earnest
December 16, 2015 - 8:51pm
December 1, 2015
A Willmar Public Works snow plow clears Mary Avenue Southeast Tuesday. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)play button
Storm drops 6 inches of snow on Willmar
December 1, 2015 - 9:44pm
Bird feeders in southwest Willmar are capped with snow Tuesday morning, the first day of December. About five inches of heavy snow was on the ground. Several schools in west-central Minnesota announced late starts.
First big snow storm of the season spreads across Minnesota
December 1, 2015 - 12:00am
August 24, 2015
Volunteers invited to join Sept. 26 cleanup of Lac qui Parle Mission site
August 24, 2015 - 12:43am
August 9, 2015
Karen Thibault surveys damage to a large cottonwood tree in her front yard in the 600 block of 9th Street southwest in Willmar. The branch fell during a brief wind and rain storm late Sunday morning. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Falling tree branch causes fright
August 9, 2015 - 11:14pm
August 7, 2015
Stormy clouds gather over Norway Lake around 5 p.m. Thursday. It was part of a system that included reports of a tornado sighted in a field seven miles east of Sunburg, according to a tornado warning from the National Weather Service. ( Karyn Loos | SUBMITTED)
Storms sweeps over western Minnesota
August 7, 2015 - 12:01am
July 30, 2015
June Lynne, executive director of the Chippewa County Historical Society, says with little room to maneuver it’s going to be a challenge for a contractor to remove a tree whose branches have penetrated the roof of the Lac qui Parle Mission west of Watson on the Minnesota River, closing the chapel until further notice. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)play button
Video: Storm damages mission church roof
July 30, 2015 - 12:00am
July 13, 2015
A pontoon, still attached to its boat lift, rests upside down after being flipped over during Sunday’s storm on North Long Lake north of Brainerd. The storm left thousands of people without power and also damaged a racetrack. (Tim Bogenschutz | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Brainerd area bears brunt of Sunday storms
July 13, 2015 - 10:36pm
May 18, 2015
A public works crew makes short work Monday of a fallen tree branch large enough to block traffic on Fifth Street Southeast close to Olena Avenue. When asked how long the crew had been working, Scott Carruthers, shown using the power saw, said “all day.” While heavy winds knocked down enough smaller branches and debris to keep his and three other crews working, the tree-sized branch on Fifth Street was the fifth large enough to obstruct traffic. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Fifth on Fifth
May 18, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 15, 2015
At this farm south of Murdock, a four-foot cut had to be made in a deep snowdrift to uncover the telephone lines after the St. Patrick’s Day Blizzard of 1965. (TRIBUNE/File)
Residents recall the paralyzing St. Patrick's Day blizzard 50 years later
March 15, 2015 - 11:44pm
December 16, 2014
Paul Sharpe of Willmar brushes the snow off his pickup Tuesday along Trott Avenue Southeast in Willmar. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Icy conditions cause crashes in western Minnesota
December 16, 2014 - 10:58pm
November 10, 2014
Shovelers dig out a car marooned on the plow berm in front of the Willmar City Auditorium in downtown Willmar around noon Monday. Not long after, the snow tapered off and visibility improved with snowfall at 10 inches or more. TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton
Hellooo, winter! Storm brings rough start to snow season
November 10, 2014 - 9:31pm