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June 23, 2016
Contestants in the “Minute to Win It” contest try to move an Oreo from their foreheads to their mouth — no hands allowed — Thursday during the Willmar Fests block party. (BRIAN EDWARDS | TRIBUNE)
Willmarites get wacky at block party
June 23, 2016 - 11:35pm
Margaret Biggerstaff, coordinator for the West Central Achievement and Integration Collaboration, demonstrates ways to help students learn math differently during a summer program involving seven area school district. The first session was held in the New London-Spicer School District. The second session begins in August in Willmar. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Area summer program makes sense of math
June 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
June 22, 2016
Ralph Geier, center, shakes hands Wednesday as the 2017 Willmar Fests senior king. Jan Schmeling, third from left, was crowned queen. The Great Gatsby-themed affair took place at the Willmar Community and Activity Center. (BRIAN EDWARDS | TRIBUNE)
Willmar Fests crowns senior ambassadors
June 22, 2016 - 11:49pm
June 21, 2016
Ann Patrick and Terry Dinderman of the Orange Grove RV Park Picnic Group from Edinburg, Texas, wave Tuesday as they leave a public dock to cruise Green Lake courtesy Let’s Go Fishing. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
Snowbirds flock to Willmar
June 21, 2016 - 11:37pm
First rays of June 21 strike the steeple of Svea Lutheran Church around 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday.play button
Summer solstice and Svea Sunrise at the 45th parallel
June 21, 2016 - 8:57am
June 8, 2016
In this 2013 photo, then-first-grade students Danunte Sasse, left, and Ethyn Grabow, eat lunch at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. Starting this week, breakfast and lunch for children in Willmar will be served each day at Roosevelt Elementary School, Willmar Middle School and the Area Learning Center. (FILE PHOTO)
UPDATE: Willmar kids can get free breakfast, lunch this summer
June 8, 2016 - 11:49pm
May 3, 2016
Hundreds of Willmar Senior High School students attended a summer job fair in the school gym Tuesday. More than 30 businesses attended the first annual job fair. (LINDA VANDERWERF | TRIBUNE)
Willmar students scope out summer jobs
May 3, 2016 - 11:59pm
April 14, 2016
Willmar plans job fair for students seeking summer work
April 14, 2016 - 12:00am
October 29, 2015
Tourism director says 77 percent report business up or same this summer
October 29, 2015 - 11:20pm
August 19, 2015
Home builders were idled Wednesday at this construction site at the corner of Terraplane Drive and Third Avenue Southeast in Willmar. Another 1.4 inches of rain fell Wednesday, bringing Willmar’s recent rainfall totals to nearly 2.5 inches. Some road construction crews and major construction sites, such as Bethesda Pleasantview, also took the day off. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Rain slows construction
August 19, 2015 - 11:14pm
August 14, 2015
The heat is on
August 14, 2015 - 12:00am
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
August 6, 2015
With the Scrambler speeding up, centrifugal force crunches Destinee Cobb, left, Ellie Evans and Daisha Cobb against the ride’s outside wall Thursday at the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
A wild ride
August 6, 2015 - 11:20pm
July 24, 2015
Summer brings spike in local traffic deaths
July 24, 2015 - 12:01am
July 22, 2015
As the sun dipped low in the sky Wednesday, a swimmer somersaulted off a tube into Whipple Lake in Baxter. (Steve Kohls | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Summer somersault
July 22, 2015 - 10:36pm