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June 23, 2018
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Casey Bluestone of Redwood Falls tries his luck fishing from the floating dock Tuesday at Rau Memorial Park on Foot Lake. Foot and Willmar Lakes hold game fish including walleye, northern pike,  black crappies and perch.
Residents seek to revive Willmar/Foot Lakes Association
June 23, 2018 - 7:34pm
October 11, 2017

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has added Willmar Lake to its draft list of impaired water bodies in the state. The designation may aid efforts to improve water quality in the Willmar Chain of Lakes, shown above, including Foot, Willmar, Swan and Skataas.
Willmar Lake soon to join list of impaired waters
October 11, 2017 - 10:25pm
May 6, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune 

Anglers are looking forward to a good opener May 13 in west central Minnesota. These fishermen worked the waters of Green Lake for panfish on Tuesday, May 2.
'Weird' spring could set stage for big fishing opener
May 6, 2017 - 11:07am
April 17, 2017
An information meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Willmar Community Center for those interested in improving water quality in Foot, Willmar and Swan Lakes.
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
April 17, 2017 - 7:30am
July 15, 2014
High waters across the board: Some Kandiyohi County lakes set records
July 15, 2014 - 10:25pm
June 23, 2012
600 runners and walkers set off from the intersection of Third Street and Litchfield Avenue Southwest at 8 a.m. Saturday for the Foot Lake 4 Run/Walk in Willmar, sponsored by Rice Memorial Hospital.
National XC champ 1st at Willmar Fests (Minn) 4-mile run
June 23, 2012 - 1:34pm
December 30, 2011
A huge gaggle of geese gather around open water Thursday on the southwest end of Foot Lake. The giant horde of hundreds of birds extended over a large area of the lake. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
A gaggle gathers
December 30, 2011 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
Emergency workers head out on the ice Tuesday on an air cushion craft and by foot to investigate a fish house that fell through the ice on Foot Lake near Robbins Island in Willmar. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Ice house sinks through the ice this morning on Foot Lake in Willmar, MInn.
December 27, 2011 - 1:42pm
Jon Carlson, from left, Harrison Smith, Chris Muldrow and Ryan Haines play hockey Monday on Foot Lake. They said they have found it a challenge to find outdoor ice to practice on during the mild winter weather so far this season. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Foot Lake will do
December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
June 28, 2010
In the first mile of the Foot Lake 4 on Saturday, the field runs on the bike path along Foot Lake on the way to Robbins Island. There were over 400 competitors combined in the men's and women's race. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
Gladitsch, Eggers win 'dash for cash' at Foot Lake 4 race
June 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 3, 2010
Coach, a golden Labrador, retrieves a tennis ball Wednesday from Foot Lake at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds in Willmar. Coach, who is owned by Lori Peterson of Willmar, was taking a dip with his "sister" Nellie, a black Labrador, not pictured. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Taking a quick dip
June 3, 2010 - 12:00am
May 24, 2010
Winged Foot Club to hold practices soon
May 24, 2010 - 12:00am
January 15, 2010
Mike Carlson of Willmar uses his depth finder Thursday as he prepares an ice fishing hole on Foot Lake in Willmar. More fish houses are popping up on local lakes. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Looking for a bite
January 15, 2010 - 12:00am
Brandon Kamrath, who is studying sales and marketing at Ridgewater College in Willmar, readies his ice-house Monday on Foot Lake in Willmar. With the ice on the lake now 10 inches thick, local fishing enthusiasts have started setting up their icehouses for the season. Kamrath said he caught a walleye and had a few other bites. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Always a good time for fishing
December 15, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2009
Robert Strutz of Willmar takes advantage of Wednesday's dry weather as he sits on a makeshift seat and fishes from the shore of Foot Lake in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
A day without rain is a day for fishing
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am