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February 3, 2019
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There was a cat pile up on Jessie Worcester’s lap while her daughter Emma Worcester, 3, decides what her next move is during the third annual Kitten Bowl Saturday at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter.play button
All paws in: Kitten Bowl at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
February 3, 2019 - 10:43pm
January 27, 2019
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The Patriots Polar Plunge Crew jump into Green Lake Saturday during the 15th annual Polar Plunge in Spicer. The event was held by local law enforcement to raise money for the Special Olympics Minnesota.play button
Jumping for a cause: Polar Plunge in Spicer raises nearly $45k
January 27, 2019 - 1:25pm
January 26, 2019
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Plungers from Lulu Beans Coffee Shop in Willmar push one of their team members into the lake Saturday during the 15th annual Polar Plunge in Spicer. More than 200 participants jumped into 33-degree water, with air temps of about 10 degrees.
Jumping for a cause: Polar Plunge draws a crowd in Spicer
January 26, 2019 - 5:29pm
January 24, 2019
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A polar plunge participant runs to warm up after jumping into Green Lake at the 2018 Polar Plunge.
2019 Polar Plunge is Saturday; annual event raises funds for Special Olympics
January 24, 2019 - 9:03am
January 20, 2019
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Despite subzero temperatures Saturday, winter fun was had by all during the Spicer Ice Castle lighting ceremony on Saulsbury Beach. The ceremony kicked off Winterfest activities in Spicer. Events continue next weekend and into February. More information is available online at spicermn.com.play button
Ice castle lighting ceremony kicks off Winterfest activities in Spicer
January 20, 2019 - 2:02pm
January 18, 2019
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Volunteer Jim Newburg reels in a string of lights Friday while taking down the Celebrate the Light of the World display at Robbins Island in Willmar.
Lights out: Volunteers take down holiday light display at Robbins Island
January 18, 2019 - 9:14pm
January 17, 2019
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The Spicer Ice Castle was built last weekend in preparation for Spicer Winterfest, which kicks off in earnest this weekend. A lighting ceremony at the castle is set for Saturday evening, followed by celebratory fireworks.
Fire and fun on ice: 2019 Spicer Winterfest kicks off this weekend
January 17, 2019 - 9:18am
January 16, 2019
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Janek Banken, 10, left, puts on another balancing wire while Jyeshtha Verma, 9, and Jaitvik Verma, 5, watch Wednesday during Board Game Afternoon at the Willmar Public Library. The trio were playing the game Suspend.
Game on! Board Game Afternoon at Willmar Public Library
January 16, 2019 - 10:33pm
January 10, 2019
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Daphne Evenson cuts fabric Monday in preparation for the Sew-a-thon for Veterans on Jan. 19 at the Willmar Community Center. Evenson, who is a volunteer through Willmar Area Country Quilters, is cutting fabric for later making bags for veterans' walkers and wheelchairs.
Sewing veterans some love in Willmar
January 10, 2019 - 7:03am
January 6, 2019
Members of Glacial Ridge Curling watch the action Saturday during the New Year Bonspiel at the Willmar Civic Center. The three days of action marked the 12th annual New Year Bonspiel hosted by Glacial Ridge Curling.

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12 years of New Year Bonspiel in Willmar
January 6, 2019 - 10:28pm
December 27, 2018
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Deb Wessling sings with the audience during a holiday-themed beer choir at Goat Ridge Brewery in New London.
Beer choir in New London: 'It's not weird at all'
December 27, 2018 - 12:15pm
December 24, 2018
Here is the link to NORAD's Santa Tracker web site
December 24, 2018 - 10:31am
December 21, 2018
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A tree of hope for Jayme Closs
December 21, 2018 - 5:55am
December 16, 2018
Rosie and Levi Kuschel carry their son Zane with them as they dance Saturday, Dec. 15, at Cowboy Christmas in the Nimrod Community Hall. For 15 years, ranchers and farmers have gathered at the little town hall to celebrate the holiday season with their friends. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video 

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Cowboy Christmas rounds up friends in farming and ranching community
December 16, 2018 - 10:00pm
December 13, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune A teddy bear gives out bear hugs in front of the Holiday Express in Lake Lillian.
Holiday Express 18-Wheeler makes a Lake Lillian stop
December 13, 2018 - 10:14pm
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