Gary Miller is a Designer for Forum Communications Co. Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune and Forum Communications since retiring from the Navy in 1994.
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Willmar Municipal Utilities and Quam Construction responded Wednesday to repair a burst water main at Willmar Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest in Willmar. The force of the water main breaking around noon broke a nearby sewer line. The combination resulted in several inches of water in the basements of some area homes.
A police officer documents a two-truck crash Monday on Trott Avenue Southwest in Willmar’s industrial park. There were no apparent injuries. No additional information was available.
Gary Guenther shovels snow around the base of a portable shelter Tuesday on Foot Lake off Robbins Island. He and Rick Klavetter, both of Willmar, found that ice was about a foot thick at the site they chose for ice fishing.
Builders erect the beginnings of a steel frame Monday of will be Rice Memorial Hospital’s rehabilitation building across Trott Avenue Southwest from the hospital. RELATED STORY: Rice Health Foundation meets donor challenge
Cal Miner checks out some of knots and camping items on the Boy Scout tree Tuesday at the “Festive Forest” at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum in Willmar. Miner said he calls the tree the “knotty pine” because it is decorated with pieces of rope tied into knots scouts are taught. The tree represents the region’s Boy Scout Trailblazer District. Trees created by local clubs and organizations are on display from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Construction continues Tuesday at Bethesda Pleasant View, a 123-bed nursing home in Willmar, despite a temperature of 30 degrees and winds from the south gusting to 27 miles an hour, according to Weather Underground. The work is part of a $21 million project to unite Bethesda Health and Housing services on one campus. RELATED STORY:
Students perform in a variety of choirs and vocal groups Monday during “Our Holiday Concert” at Willmar High School. The concert was presented twice to accommodate the large number of friends and family who turned out for the program. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Cash Wise in Willmar gets updated Wednesday with light emitting diodes. LEDs last several times longer and operate more efficiently than incandescent lamps and most fluorescent lamps, according to Wikipedia. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE) Doug Sand, of Scenic Sign Corp. of St. Cloud, retrofits the LEDs at Cash Wise in Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
An icy glaze caused by Sunday’s fog continues to cling Monday morning to plants along Kandiyohi County Road 23 in Willmar and throughout the area. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Michelle Suter directs members of the Cardinal Orchestra Monday at Willmar Senior High School. They performed “For Unto Us” from George F. Handel’s “Messiah.” (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)