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June 22, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Crowds gather for the Willmar Kaffe Fest celebration, the early predecessor to Willmar Fests. This old photograph is part of a larger display at North American State Bank in Willmar.
Exhibit documents Willmar festival
16 hours 38 min ago
June 21, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

The documentary "Warehoused" shows the living conditions of refugee camps in Kenya. Boys have a 50-50 chance of attending a primary school, and the number for girls is much lower. The film features a Willmar family and was shown Tuesday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.
'Warehoused' film tells Willmar family's story of separation, struggle
June 21, 2017 - 8:17pm
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A Kwik Trip convenience store and gas station is coming to Willmar. The new station will be located on the site of the current Cenex Travel Plaza on U.S. Highway 12 East. The concept art was created by Vantage Architects Inc. of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Kwik Trip is coming to Willmar
June 21, 2017 - 7:29am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Kasey Baker, Safe Avenues director, center, speaks Tuesday about how sex trafficking can occur and what people can do to help victims of sex trafficking. 


The Willmar Area Women's Fund partnered with CDS Financial Services and Anderson Larson Saunders & Klaassen law firm to raise funds for the Women's Fund's Caring for Women Circle Campaign. Lunch by Heglund Catering was served from a food truck in the parking lot of the two businesses.
Food Truck Fest in Willmar
June 21, 2017 - 5:18am
Willmar's Garrit Kooistra avoids a tag and scores in Tuesday's legion game against Tri-Town. Jake Schultz / Tribune
Legion Baseball: Willmar rebounds for victory
June 21, 2017 - 12:10am
June 20, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo
Willmar issues May building permits
June 20, 2017 - 8:22am
Gregory Zebro
Zebro hired at Jennie-O
June 20, 2017 - 7:36am
Rade Spasojevic
Jennie-O announces new hire
June 20, 2017 - 6:57am
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Willmar's district heat ends in 2020
June 20, 2017 - 6:48am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune

Children and their families have already had opportunities to play on the new playground since Wednesday. The playground has been open on and off, as finishing touches are completed. The grand opening is at 1 p.m. June 24.
Lights, cameras, play! Willmar Destination Playground ready for its close-up with Saturday grand opening
June 20, 2017 - 6:20am
Tiffany Picard
Picard promoted at Bethesda
June 20, 2017 - 5:42am
Local Roundup: Rochester's big inning too much for Stingers
June 20, 2017 - 12:26am
June 19, 2017
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Construction has begun on a new commercial building at Kandi Mall. The building will be able to house three new businesses. It is part of Rockstep Capital's plan to revitalize the mall.
Construction begins at Kandi Mall in Willmar
June 19, 2017 - 7:55am
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Abdihalim Mohamed of Willmar is shown in a scene from the film "Warehoused" at the 2014 commencement ceremony at Willmar Senior High School. He and his family are featured in the documentary  about the plight of the world's refugees. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center.
'Warehoused:' Documentary about refugees to be shown Tuesday in Willmar
June 19, 2017 - 7:02am
June 17, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Deb Campbell appreciates the works of precious metal clay artist Gayle Martens Friday during the Studio Hop 2017 at The Barn Theatre in downtown Willmar. The Studio Hop continues on Saturday and features the works of 20 artists at 10 studios in the Willmar, Spicer and New London area.
Studio Hop 2017 continues today
June 17, 2017 - 8:07am