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June 22, 2017
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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
June 22, 2017 - 7:47am
November 19, 2016
A New London backyard. Submitted photo / Sheila Purkat
Saturday update: View and send your storm photos to: news@wctrib.com
November 19, 2016 - 7:56pm
January 26, 2012
Levi Weber blogs about entertainment and sports at leviscatchingradius.areavoices.com
Areavoices.com: Works of art can bring about revelations
January 26, 2012 - 8:56am
April 28, 2011
A large tornado sweeps through Limestone County, south of Athens, Ala., near Stewart Road, Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011. (AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)
Photos: Gallery of April 27 tornados and aftermath
April 28, 2011 - 12:12pm
Three Atwater firefighters standby Monday morning as another firefighter hoses down destroyed buildings on Atlantic Avenue. Nobody was injured, but the loss of businesses is devastating to the small Kandiyohi County town. Tribune Photo by Carolyn Lange
Photo gallery posted from Atwater fire scene
February 28, 2011 - 2:17pm
February 3, 2011
Willmar rescue and law enforcement personnel work on the rescue of a rail employee Thursday morning at an accident scene in the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar, Minn. The injured employee was extracted from the accident scene about 11 a.m. this morning and airlifted to a trauma center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Photo gallery posted on the rescue of a railroad worker at the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar
February 3, 2011 - 4:09pm
January 11, 2011
Willmar Mayor Frank Yanish, who took the oath of office Monday, presided over his first City Council meeting Monday in Willmar. Yanish said he and fellow city officials face lengthy challenges as the city looks to recover from the recession. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Yanish gives first State of City address as city leaders sworn into office
January 11, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
A person walk in the midst of blizzard in a roadway in eastern North Dakota. Reader-submitted photo by Photo by Emily Potter
Photos from the eye of the storm with motorist in N.D. blizzard
December 31, 2010 - 10:27am
Rain and fog enveloped state Highway 7 late Thursday afternoon between Lake Lillian and Cosmos. Reader-submitted photo
Photo gallery of Dec. 30 storms in west central Minnesota and the upper Midwest
December 31, 2010 - 9:55am
December 30, 2010
Karsee Knutson, left, of New London-Spicer is guarded by Gabbi Stienstra of Minnehaha Academy during the second game of the West Central Tribune WildCard girls basketball tournament Wednesday in New London. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelx
Photo gallery of NLS-Minnehaha Academy tournament game
December 30, 2010 - 11:53am
December 25, 2010
In this picture provided by the U.S. Army, Army Col. Viet Luong, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division commander, from Clarksville, Tenn., serves Christmas  food to soldiers and airmen with 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment in Bak, Afghanistan in Khost province on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, Pfc. Chris McKenna)
Gallery: Christmas photos from around the world
December 25, 2010 - 4:10pm
December 23, 2010
Many of the pieces currently on exhibit at the Potato Eaters Gallery are sculptures wearing or carrying real items.
'Longest Night' at local gallery
December 23, 2010 - 9:15am
December 22, 2010
Two tow trucks prepared to remove two vehicles about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from the accident scene in the northbound lane of the 900 block of Business Highway 71 in north Willmar. West Central Tribune photo
Multi-vehicle accident closes northbound lane of Business Highway 71 in north Willmar for a time this morning
December 22, 2010 - 9:24am
October 8, 2010
Karen Kosmas, left, of Spicer talks to fellow artist Harriet Hoganson of Spicer about her painting which is on display at the Willmar Education and Arts Center gallery. The local artists group Creating Art Together held a reception for their gallery show on Thursday afternoon. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Celebrating art together
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am
June 18, 2010
A large funnel cloud touches down Thursday west of Albert Lea. The tornado was traveling northeast. Several tornadoes were reported in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, some causing major damage. The National Weather Service reports tornadoes also touched down in areas of northern Minnesota and North Dakota. AP Photo/The Globe-Gazette, Arian Schuessler
View the June 17 storm photo gallery
June 18, 2010 - 10:18am