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May 29, 2018
Up to 200 gravestones vandalized with swastikas just before Memorial Day event in Illinois
May 29, 2018 - 7:26am
Erica Dischino / Tribune
World War II veteran Ruben Hogland spends a quiet moment after his emotional address at the annual  Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.play button
Honoring the fallen: Memorial Day services held in Willmar
May 29, 2018 - 6:28am
May 27, 2018
Jay Hagen of Duluth speaks to students about the search for his uncle's remains while participating in the Memorial Day program at Congdon Park Elementary School in Duluth Thursday, May 24. Hagen's uncle was killed during a battle in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Piecing together the past
May 27, 2018 - 6:05am
May 26, 2018
Rand Middleton / Special to the Tribune
Members of  VFW Post 1639, Willmar, including Brian Gislason, foreground, place flags at the graves of military veterans on Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Pennock while visiting cemeteries in  northwest Kandiyohi County.
Flags placed on veterans' graves in Kandiyohi County
May 26, 2018 - 10:34am
Grilling meat at high temperatures can burn or char the outside, and leave the inside undercooked, according to WebMD. Chelsey Perkins / Forum News Service
Practice safe cooking habits to avoid food poisoning
May 26, 2018 - 10:15am
Tribune file photo
VFW president Twyla Bauch Scofield and American Legion president Donna Arends place a wreath on a stone in remembrance of unknown soldiers who died at war at the 2017 Memorial Day service at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.
Memorial Day services set in Willmar
May 26, 2018 - 7:40am
Donna Middleton / Tribune 

Harnold "Harn" Rettmer is a Willmar High School Class of 1943 graduate and a veteran of World War II.
War! From gym to jungle in a flash: Willmar veteran tells of his WWII service
May 26, 2018 - 7:03am
May 25, 2018
Katie Pinke, right, in 1989 with her friend, Sara, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Submitted photo
Commentary: Some gave all: A visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
May 25, 2018 - 10:26am
May 23, 2018
File photo / Forum News Service
By The Numbers: A closer look at Memorial Day
May 23, 2018 - 3:09pm
A turkey burger patty stuffed with peppers is stacked with lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles, chili cheddar cheese and is served on a toasted bun with special sauce. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
May 23, 2018 - 7:15am
May 30, 2017
The Willmar Senior High School Band plays at the Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery on Willmar. The service featured prayers, readings, and ceremonial gun salutes and flag raising by veterans.

Clay Conover / Tribune
Memorial Day 2017
May 30, 2017 - 12:04am
May 29, 2017
Sarah Merwin, from left, Melissa Lorentz and Micaela Brancato talk Monday, May 22, 2017, in the main kitchen of Holbrook Farms Retreat southwest of Detroit Lakes, Minn. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
At Minnesota lakes country retreat, military widows forge lasting connections
May 29, 2017 - 6:50am
May 28, 2017
Korean War and Navy aviation veteran Leonard Isdahl places American flags on Saturday morning at the graves of military service members buried at Mamrelund Cemetery in rural Pennock. More than 2,000 flags have been placed in Kandiyohi County for Memorial Day observances.

(Photo courtesy Rand Middleton)
Placing the flags
May 28, 2017 - 10:08am
May 27, 2017
Cartoon by Dave Granlund for May 27
May 27, 2017 - 7:13am
Tribune file photo
A military honor guard, joined by area residents, pays tribute to deceased veterans on Memorial Day 2016 at Solomon Lake. The stop is part of the northwest route of Kandiyohi County.
Memorial Day 2017: Willmar, area communities plan cemetery services and more
May 27, 2017 - 6:24am