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December 21, 2015
Inquisitive and bright, 2-year-old Carmen plays recently with a puzzle given to her by Lois Peters to celebrate the toddler’s birthday. Peters, a nurse with the Supporting hands Nurse-Family Partnership, has made more than 60 in-home visits with Carmen and her mom, Alexis Buehler, to provide guidance and support. The young family is the first to graduate from the partnership in Kandiyohi County. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE )
Young mother praises nurse partnership that mentored her in parenting
December 21, 2015 - 12:10am
December 18, 2015
Abdullahi Olow speaks during a recent interview at the West Central Tribune about how Muslims living in the Willmar area are treated by the wider population. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Muslims in Willmar say life here has remained peaceful, free of harassment
December 18, 2015 - 12:11am
December 5, 2015
Warm the Children receives generous donation
December 5, 2015 - 12:12am
November 14, 2015
KIDS COUNT data to be presented Monday in Willmar
November 14, 2015 - 11:29am
November 9, 2015
Mike and Karen Hauser turned to adoption two decades ago when they learned they couldn't have children of their own. They raised two daughters as their own, while also developing a strong bond with the birth families of their two girls. DAN BURDETT | LIVE IT!
LIVE IT! For Raymond couple, parenthood once seemed a lost dream
November 9, 2015 - 12:56pm
October 28, 2015
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine out now
October 28, 2015 - 4:53pm
October 25, 2015
Claire Larson, 5 — “I’m a good witch” — paints a pumpkin Sunday during the Pumpkin Patch Carnival at the Willmar Community and Activity Center. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
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Video: Pumpkin Patch kids
October 25, 2015 - 11:51pm
July 20, 2015
Meet-and-greet with horses, riders slated Friday prior to Arabian show
July 20, 2015 - 12:02am
July 18, 2015
Three-year-old Keiara Sietsema of Willmar had a happy reunion Tuesday with the three dogs who came to her aid when she was lost Monday northeast of Montevideo. (Submitted photo)
Neighbor dogs tag along when Willmar girl gets lost in rural Montevideo
July 18, 2015 - 12:50am
July 16, 2015
United Way funding campaign reaches 95 percent of goal
July 16, 2015 - 12:32am
June 20, 2015
Carol Parker of Willmar says she appreciates her husband, Paul, more and more as they age. She had been out shopping for him ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday, and they are preparing to host their daughter and grandson for a weekend visit. (Jacob Belgum | Tribune)
Father’s Day for many families means time spent together
June 20, 2015 - 12:23am
June 1, 2015
Summer programs will provide free meals for Willmar kids
June 1, 2015 - 12:52am
May 30, 2015
Rep. Dave Baker, left, reads “It’s Okay to Ask!” to a large group Friday morning at the Willmar Public Library. Each child received a free copy of the book commissioned by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. The book takes on questions that children with disabilities often hear from their peers and how they can respond. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)

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Story hour gives positive message about disabilities
May 30, 2015 - 12:03am
April 21, 2015
Emily Thompson, left, snuggles with her daughter, Tenley, who was diagnosed in 2011 with late infantile Krabbe disease. The rural Pennock family will testify today in St. Paul, requesting that the terminal disease be included in newborn screening in Minnesota. (TRIBUNE/Carolyn Lange)
Team Tenley advocates for other kids with same terminal disease
April 21, 2015 - 12:05am
April 9, 2015
Conference on children with disabilities slated for April 18 in Willmar
April 9, 2015 - 11:00pm