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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Day Three: Wednesday, June 10 Park Rapids to Bemidji 65.93 miles 6 hours, 54 minute Bob and the Manitobans I think JP would agree with me that Bob Hines has at least the energy of both of us combined. While JP Cola and
Day Two Tuesday, June 9 Long Prairie to Park Rapids 75.93 miles 6 hours, 44 minutes There was a cool breeze to our backs as we rolled out of Long Prairie and back onto U.S.
Monday, June 8 Willmar to Long Prairie 67.36 miles 7 hours, 3 minutes Rolling down the Glacial Lakes State Trail, each of us noticed different things. I noticed I was getting saddle sore pretty quick.
Riding a bike can be a solitary activity. It could even be called selfish. Really dedicated cyclists can spend much of their free time on the road, trail or path by themselves. When they do ride with others, they’re usually away from their families and friends who don’t ride. So giving back to the community is probably one of the reasons many cyclists sign up for fundraising rides. Several such rides are held here in Minnesota.
Willmar firefighters put out a grass fire that was reported around 1:21 p.m. Tuesday north of Willmar Senior High School. Jim Larson, battalion chief for the Willmar Fire Department, said...
Jon Pattison and Ashely Johnson, both 17, clean lockers Monday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. They were two of several high school students working for the school district at Kennedy.
Amy Kavanagh reads a book Tuesday to first graders sitting in the Mill Pond shelter in New London. The students from nearby Prairie Woods Elementary School were on a community treasures trip. They visit different places in New London and receive gifts such as bookmarks at the library and coloring books and new quarters at the bank, Kavanagh said. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Using loaner bikes and helmets, Willmar Middle School students spent their gym classes Tuesday pedaling first around the tennis court, happily chasing each other, then heading out of the Middle School parking lot. Physical education teacher Samantha Nelson, substitute teacher Sarah Jagow and paraprofessional Luis Fuentes led the groups on their rides down the sidewalks and streets of the neighborhood near the school. The bikes were from the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota with adaptive equipment for physically challenged students provided by Rick’s Cycling & Sports of Willmar. Nelson lear
Families tour a display at an Emergency Medical Service appreciation event Wednesday at the ambulance garage in Willmar. It included the LifeLink helicopter, which landed in the fire station parking lot. The event was held during EMS Week.
Voters line up before 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Willmar Education and Arts Center to vote on the Willmar Public School District's bond proposal to raise funds for construction and repair of the city's schools. By 7:55 a.m., more than 260 votes had been cast. The WEAC polling site at 611 Fifth St. S.W. will remain open until 8 p.m. TRIBUNE/Gary Miller