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PHOTOS: A year in news photos for 2022

A summary of West Central Tribune photojournalist Macy Moore's favorite images from 2022.

Parade-goers live it up as they cruise down Lakeview Street while taking part in Saturday's Lake Lillian Fun Days parade on August 6, 2022.
Parade-goers live it up as they cruise down Lakeview Street while taking part in Lake Lillian Fun Days parade on Aug. 6, 2022.
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West central Minnesota — Here is a photo gallery of top photos published in Wctrib.com and the West Central Tribune throughout 2022.

The photos were captured by the Tribune's award-winning staff photojournalist Macy Moore.

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Daren Murphy picks an apple from a tree at The Land just south of New London the morning of Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, as he spends time at the orchard with his family.
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Mother April Clark, at right, pushes Rachel Clark, 2, on the swings at the Willmar Destination Playground at Robbins Island Regional Park on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
Mother April Clark, at right, pushes Rachel Clark, 2, on the swings at the Willmar Destination Playground at Robbins Island Regional Park on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
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A woman jogs along the Glacial Lakes State Trail outside New London beneath an archway of fall foliage the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
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Tanner Weidauer pauses for a moment in front of a vigil for 13-year-old Isaac Hoff Friday afternoon in downtown Olivia. Houston Allen Morris, of Olivia, allegedly stabbed and killed Hoff early Thursday morning.
Tanner Weidauer pauses for a moment in front of a vigil for 13-year-old Isaac Hoff in downtown Olivia. Houston Allen Morris, of Olivia, allegedly stabbed and killed Hoff March 24, 2022.
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Here are the top sports moments captured in 2022 by Tribune staff photojournalist Macy Moore and sports reporters Joe Brown and Michael Lyne.

Steam rises from a cow at James, from left, and RJ Orsten's cattle farm north of Willmar
Light from the setting sun illuminates the breath of one of James and RJ Orsten's cows Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 north of Willmar.
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A farmer operates a combine harvester to harvest field corn on a farm south of Clara City as the sun begins to set on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.
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Good For Gary vocalist Kiersty Santos energizes the crowd while performing during Rockin' Robbins at Robbins Island Regional Park in Willmar on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Good For Gary vocalist Kiersty Santos energizes the crowd while performing during Rockin' Robbins at Robbins Island Regional Park in Willmar on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
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Native American dancers move around the grounds to the sounds of drums and singing during the Upper Sioux Community's traditional WACIPI on the evening of Friday, August 5, 2022.
Native American dancers move around the grounds to the sounds of drums and singing during the Upper Sioux Community's traditional WACIPI on the evening of Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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A ring-necked pheasant passes through rolling hills used for corn farming along County Road 5 north of Willmar the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.
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Pat Kochlin of Jordan, Minnesota casts his line out into the Middle Fork Crow River from a riverside dock as the sun sets near Spicer on Friday, June 3, 2022.
Pat Kochlin of Jordan, Minnesota casts his line out into the Middle Fork Crow River from a riverside dock as the sun sets near Spicer on Friday, June 3, 2022.
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A child steps foot onto 2nd Street SE from the side of the street where no new sidewalk was installed following construction work on the street in downtown Willmar on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.
A child steps foot onto Second Street Southeast from the side of the street where no new sidewalk was installed following construction work on the street in downtown Willmar on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.
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Various barbershop quartets and students from around the region gathered in Willmar on Saturday to rehearse and perform during annual festival.
Photos from a "Wait Until Dark" dress rehearsal at the Barn Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.
Single-digit temperatures couldn't deter the masses from voluntarily jumping into a frozen lake Saturday in the name of fundraising for Special Olympics at the annual Spicer WinterFest.
West central Minnesota residents woke to a winter wonderland outside Tuesday morning as blue skies and a layer of hoarfrost coated the countryside.
As part of the annual Spicer WinterFest activities, snowmobile enthusiasts gathered on the ice at Green Lake Saturday for a full day of racing action.
The Litchfield High School girls basketball program played host to Minnesaska on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
Benson welcomed United and Fergus Falls to Benson High School on the evening of Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, for a triangular wrestling meet.
Ring-necked pheasants dot Kandiyohi County countryside.
Local Christian organization Youth For Christ raised money through first-ever Lakes Area Paddle Battle Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023.
Skaters from 16 various figure skating clubs converged at Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at the Willmar Civic Center for the 15th annual Lakes Area Classic.
Children gathered at the Willmar Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, to handcraft their very own roller coasters during STEMtastic Thursday.
Dozens of volunteers came together on the shore of Green Lake over the weekend to build the annual Spicer WinterFest ice castle.
People got a chance to work out in style Saturday morning at the Willmar Community Center with the help of a few dogs from Hawk Creek Animal Shelter during Pups, Butts and Guts.
A winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on the Willmar area Jan. 4-5, leaving residents with massive drifts and piles to clear.
Dozens of trumpeter swans seek refuge from harsh winter elements in a small patch of open water along the shore of Green Lake where the Middle Fork Crow River flows in.
Churchgoers come together to celebrate Christ's birth during a Christmas Eve church service Saturday evening at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer.
Annual Christmas light display continues at Robbins Island Regional Park through Dec. 31.
Strong winds in excess of 30 miles per hour cause blizzard conditions to residents days before Christmas.
A weather observer 5 miles north of Willmar reported 6.6 inches of snow fell Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Other totals reported to the weather service by mid-afternoon Thursday ranged from 4 to 5 inches in the vicinity of Willmar.
Churchgoers gathered at Salem Historical Church for its annual Christmas service Saturday evening north of Paynesville.
Hundreds of toys were available for community members to choose from during the first-ever toy swap at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Willmar.
Budger's, a popular restaurant owned and operated by Bill and Lorri Beasley in Maynard, will close at year’s end so the couple can retire.
Kandiyohi County residents awoke to a fresh blanket of white snow on the ground as the first significant snowstorm of the winter season moves through West Central Minnesota.
Willmar Senior High School's Cardinal Choir sings a variety of holiday numbers during annual All Service Club Holiday Luncheon.
Winter weather marks its return this week in west central Minnesota.
Annual Kandiyohi Santa Night spreads Christmas cheer to children and their families in Kandiyohi Saturday evening.
Cities and towns throughout West Central Minnesota shine bright with creative, colorful Christmas lights as the holiday season is now officially in full swing.
On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Wildcats of New London-Spicer defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 27-26 with just seconds remaining in regulation to win the state championship in school history.
The Wildcats of New London-Spicer won their second state football title in school history Saturday afternoon at US Bank Stadium after downing D-G-F 27-26 on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in Minneapolis.
In celebration of the upcoming Christmas holiday, folks gathered at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, to sing Christmas carols and share stories about why certain carols mean something to them during the Aging Wisely Holiday Show.

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Lukas Foss, 3, smiles after rolling down a hill into a pile of leaves while playing at Robbins Island Regional Park in Willmar as temperatures rose to the mid 70s on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.
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Children play on a harvester converted into a playground during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Children play on a harvester converted into a playground during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
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Wearing a protective head covering designed to keep bees at bay, beekeeper Russ Koopman spends time checking up on his beehives near Olivia on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
Wearing a protective head covering designed to keep bees at bay, beekeeper Russ Koopman spends time checking up on his beehives near Olivia on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
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Lexi Nygaard tours rows and rows of vibrant flowers while taking part in a field to vase workshop at Rustic Designs Flower Farm near Belgrade on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.
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Andy Edstrom and Rottweiler Lab mix "Missy" enjoy a cool, sunny summer day along the shore of Big Kandiyohi Lake during the Big Kandi Park East Dog Days of Summer Get-Together at Kandiyohi County Park East near Lake Lillian on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.
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Bethesda recreation assistant Keilani Schwer, center, leads a group in a Back to School Social activity on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.
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RJ Orsten walks through a barn at his cattle farm on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
RJ Orsten walks through a barn at his cattle farm on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. He and his brother, James Orsten are looking to expand their cattle farming though renting additional land in the area.
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Members of the Willmar WarHawks work to clean up piles of metal, plastic and other items at the home of Terrell Myllenbeck near New London on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022.
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Thick frost forms on the face of Willmar resident Jose Burgos as he clears snow from his driveway during a frigid morning in Willmar on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.
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Wesley Bosch of Atwater stands near his collection of hot air engine contraptions during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Wesley Bosch of Atwater stands near his collection of hot air engine contraptions during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
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Firefighters battle it out in the fireman challenge while children dance in the droplets of water raining down on them during Willmar Fests in downtown Willmar on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Firefighters battle it out in the fireman challenge while children dance in the droplets of water raining down on them during Willmar Fest in downtown Willmar on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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A parade float makes its way through the parade during the Big Kandi Park East Dog Days of Summer Get-Together at Kandiyohi County Park East near Lake Lillian on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022. This year's parade theme was "American Pride."
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Ava Rodriguez, 6, cools off with a snow cone in the shade while waiting for Tuesday's Rockin' Robbins concert to begin on August 2, 2022, at Robbins Island Regional Park.
Ava Rodriguez, 6, cools off with a snow cone in the shade while waiting for Tuesday's Rockin' Robbins concert to begin on Aug. 2, 2022, at Robbins Island Regional Park.
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Members of the Litchfield Marching Dragons march down North Armstrong Avenue while participating in the Watercade parade in downtown Litchfield on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Members of the Litchfield Marching Dragons march down North Armstrong Avenue while participating in the Watercade parade in downtown Litchfield on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
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Willmar Police Department chief Jim Felt walks into Somali Star as Coffee with the Cops begins in downtown Willmar on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022.
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Budger's Restaurant owner Bill Beasley grabs ticket while cooking for patrons on Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, in Maynard. Owners Bill and Lorri Beasley will close Budger’s Restaurant in Maynard at year’s end so they can retire, but will keep the business for sale.
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A sun dog shines bright high in the sky as an ice fisherman sets up shop on Green Lake as temperatures sit well below freezing during a frigid morning on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.
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Lexi D performs "Knock on Wood" during the Catwalk Party at the Little Theatre Auditorium on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Lexi D performs "Knock on Wood" during the Catwalk Party at the Little Theatre Auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.
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People set off sparklers on Salisbury Beach in Spicer while celebrating the Fourth of July holiday the evening of Monday, July 4, 2022.
People set off sparklers on Salisbury Beach in Spicer while celebrating the Fourth of July holiday the evening of Monday, July 4, 2022.
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Children toss candy to spectators during the Kiddie Parade along 6th Street in downtown Willmar during Willmar Fest on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Children toss candy to spectators during the Kiddie Parade along 6th Street in downtown Willmar during Willmar Fest on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
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Willmar Public Schools assistant superintendent Bill Adams reads "Different--A Great Thing to Be!" by Heather Avis to Ryan Cihak's fourth-grade classroom at Lakeland Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
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Ryan Speiser, 10, at left, shows little brother Zachary Speiser, 3, his Iron Man face paint created by Wendy Parrilli of Las Vegas, Nevada, during Prairie Fest in Clara City on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Ryan Speiser, 10, at left, shows little brother Zachary Speiser, 3, his Iron Man face paint created by Wendy Parrilli of Las Vegas, Nevada, during Prairie Fest in Clara City on Friday, July 8, 2022.
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West Central Singers director Naomi Powers-Baker directs the choir during a rehearsal practice at the Willmar Community Center in preparation for their upcoming Christmas concerts on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
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John Donner, at left, pours a jug of apple cider into the pot while Bob Schwitters looks on at a sidewalk station serving cider and s'mores from the Clara City Area Community Foundation during the Clara City Christmas Kickoff on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022.
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Patty Wetterling, from left, and Pam Wold share in an embrace following the memorial walk for missing Danny Newville at Old Gray Park in New London the morning of Saturday, July 30, 2022.
Patty Wetterling, from left, and Pam Wold share in an embrace following the memorial walk for missing Danny Newville at Old Gray Park in New London the morning of Saturday, July 30, 2022.
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Maddy Carroll rubs the belly of "Max," an English Springer Spaniel before the the start of the 4-H dog agility judging at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Maddy Carroll rubs the belly of "Max," an English Springer Spaniel before the the start of the 4-H dog agility judging at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.
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Maci Schneider, 7, watches  Kandiyohi County Fair Bull Riding from atop the crow's nest at the fairgrounds in Willmar on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.
Maci Schneider, 7, watches Kandiyohi County Fair Bull Riding from atop the crow's nest at the fairgrounds in Willmar on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.
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Naviga Damrongnawin of Lundstrum Farm in Bird Island grabs a handful of fresh carrots for a patron at the Uptown Willmar Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Naviga Damrongnawin of Lundstrum Farm in Bird Island grabs a handful of fresh carrots for a patron at the Uptown Willmar Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
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Keeley Slinden, 7, at left, of Grove City, shows off a Nigerian Dwarf Goat to Darlene Bratberg of Willmar during the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, August 12, 2022.
Keeley Slinden, 7, at left, of Grove City, shows off a Nigerian Dwarf goat to Darlene Bratberg of Willmar during the Kandiyohi County Fair in Willmar on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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A couple float in the calm waters of Green Lake as the sun sets on Monday, July 4, 2022, while waiting for the Fourth of July fireworks show to begin.
A couple float in the calm waters of Green Lake as the sun sets on Monday, July 4, 2022, while waiting for the Fourth of July fireworks show to begin.
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A trumpeter swan flaps its wings to clear them from water droplets and ice as temperatures hover below zero on Green Lake near Spicer on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022.
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Nikke Niemeyer, at left, applies eye shadow to Kara Rosenau, 5, during Little Princess Night during Prairie Fest in Clara City on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Nikke Niemeyer, at left, applies eye shadow to Kara Rosenau, 5, during Little Princess Night during Prairie Fest in Clara City on Friday, July 8, 2022.
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Don Houghton adds sprinkles to his ice cream sundae at First United Methodist Church during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
Don Houghton adds sprinkles to his ice cream sundae at First United Methodist Church during Corn Capital Days in Olivia on Friday, July 29, 2022.
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John Franey pauses from clearing a sidewalk with a snow blower outside O'Neil's in downtown Spicer as heavy snow falls on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.
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Lluvia Lavlanc Alfarro, 11, from left, Autumn Jones, 10, and Carissa Espinoza, 11, start their afternoon at Dakota Wicohan in Morton with a bowl of soup and a smudging ritual on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022.
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Lab mix Thunder give the camera a doggy grin as he gets a massage from Michelle Kuemper, at right, as dog owner Stephanie Jensen looks on during Doggies Day Out at the Willmar Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022.
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Dalton Hanson holds girlfriend Abby Behl in his arms as they relax together in a livestock pen at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on the morning of Friday, August 12, 2022.
Dalton Hanson holds girlfriend Abby Behl in his arms as they relax together in a livestock pen at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on the morning of Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.
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Early-morning fog engulfs a lone tree in the middle of the Middle Fork Crow River near New London on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
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Willmar Fire Department firefighter Bryent Slaghter helps children put out a mock fire with a firehose during the 16th Annual Family Night at the Fire Station at the Willmar Fire Station on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022.
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People watch fireworks go off near Salisbury Beach in Spicer during the annual Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2022.
People watch fireworks go off near Salisbury Beach in Spicer during the annual Fourth of July celebration on Monday, July 4, 2022.
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Traffic flows along Minnesota Highway 23 north of Paynesville the morning of Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, just hours after the roadway reopened to the public the day before. The highway is currently in the process of expanding sections of the roadway to four lanes between Richmond and New London.
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Emmy Eickhoff, 6, laughs uncontrollably while being buried with corn by little brother Barker Eickhoff, 2, left, and father Bailey Eickhoff at Kandi Land Farm outside Willmar on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022.
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Jorge Barrera of Raymond competes in the Hawk Creek Run Around Raymond at the Hawk Creek Country Club on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
Jorge Barrera of Raymond competes in the Hawk Creek Run Around Raymond at the Hawk Creek Country Club on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022.
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Nicholas Klein, left, who serves as the director of Substance Use Services at Woodland Centers, shakes the hand of drug court graduate Tyler Norstedt following the 8th Judicial District Drug Court graduation at Robbins Island Regional Park on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
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Maya Hersi, 8, points to her red nose while posing for a photo while looking through an illuminated cutout of a reindeer at the Barn Theatre during Holidaze in downtown Willmar on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
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Roosevelt Elementary School kindergarten teacher Katherine Cusa, center, works with Muntaz Abdi, far left, and Mercedes Morales during a classroom assignment on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.
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A rain droplet falls from a leaf as heavy rains create a soggy environment around downtown Willmar on Friday, August 19, 2022.
A rain droplet falls from a leaf as heavy rains create a soggy environment around downtown Willmar on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.
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Two children quench their thirst in the afternoon heat between playing at carnival at the Raymond Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
Two children quench their thirst in the afternoon heat between playing at carnival at the Raymond Harvest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022.
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Golden hues reflect off the Middle Fork Crow River as the sun sets over Kandiyohi County on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022.
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Dante Perez, 6, of Willmar takes a bite out of a corn dog while attending the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Dante Perez, 6, of Willmar takes a bite out of a corn dog while attending the Kandiyohi County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022.
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Runner Riley Hanson is cheered on by Green Lake resident Carol Maursetter as Hanson runs along North Shore Drive during the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, June 3, 2022.
Runner Riley Hanson is cheered on by Green Lake resident Carol Maursetter as Hanson runs along North Shore Drive during the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, June 3, 2022.
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Mallory Klema, 5, dumps corn kernels into a machine in the children's area at the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Mallory Klema, 5, dumps corn kernels into a machine in the children's area at the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.
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The Minnesota Valley Generating Plant crumbles into rubble following a scheduled implosion of the facility in Granite Falls on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.
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A pedestrian shields her face from heavy rains while walking along 1st Street South in downtown Willmar on Friday, August 19, 2022.
A pedestrian shields her face from heavy rains while walking along First Street South in downtown Willmar on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.
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Maverick Pierce, 7, at left, and Avery Pierce, 8, play a game together during Game Day at the Pioneer Cabin on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022.
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Larry Larson of Larson's Premium Sweet Corn in Willmar watches as patrons browse the selection of homegrown goods at the Uptown Willmar Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Larry Larson of Larson's Premium Sweet Corn in Willmar watches as patrons browse the selection of homegrown goods at the Uptown Willmar Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
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Daryl Duden of Red Wing speaks to attendees about the inner workings of a civil war-era cannon during the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Duden, who serves as a sergeant for the 2nd Minnesota Battery Light Artillery, was joined by others as they presented a living encampment at the celebration.
Daryl Duden of Red Wing speaks to attendees about the inner workings of a civil war-era cannon during the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Duden, who serves as a sergeant for the 2nd Minnesota Battery Light Artillery, was joined by others as they presented a living encampment at the celebration.
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Bill Oakleaf scans the rows of local photographer prints lining the walls of the Willmar Education Arts Center during Thursday evening's Little Crow Photography Club artist reception on August 4, 2022.
Bill Oakleaf scans the rows of local photographer prints lining the walls of the Willmar Education Arts Center during Thursday evening's Little Crow Photography Club artist reception on Aug. 4, 2022.
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The Orla String Band plays music as folks square dance at the Little Theatre Auditorium in New London on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
The Orla String Band plays music as folks square dance at the Little Theatre Auditorium in New London on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
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The Little Crow Ski Team holds its final summer performance at Neer Park in New London on Friday, August 26, 2022.
The Little Crow Ski Team holds its final summer performance at Neer Park in New London on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.
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Participants in the Prinsburg Fourth of July parade cruise down 3rd Street before a packed crowd of patriotic attendees on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Participants in the Prinsburg Fourth of July parade cruise down Third Street before a packed crowd of patriotic attendees on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
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David Hallberg sits in an examination room at the Rice Rehabilitation Center in Willmar on Wednesday, April 15, 2022. Hallberg's hard work and determination assisted his recovery from long COVID symptoms while working with respiratory therapist Kendra Sandmann.
David Hallberg sits in an examination room at the Rice Rehabilitation Center in Willmar on Wednesday, April 15, 2022. Hallberg's hard work and determination assisted his recovery from long COVID symptoms while working with respiratory therapist Kendra Sandmann.
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Children react to a crumbling oversized Jenga set while playing mini-games at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center during the Queen's Splash on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The event was one of many on tap for this year's Willmar Fest.
Children react to a crumbling oversized Jenga set while playing mini-games at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center during the Queen's Splash on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. The event was one of many on tap for this year's Willmar Fest.
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Members of the Clara City Honor Guard and the audience filling the auditorium salute the American flag during a Veterans Day program at MACCRAY Public Schools on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.
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ME Fuller works as both a novelist and artist inside her Montevideo home, where she periodically has to entertain her dog, Daisy.
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Master gardener Marlys Anderson strolls through one of her expansive garden plots to identify plants at her home on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Her home is one of six taking part in this year's Meeker County Master Gardeners Garden Tour, which runs July 12 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Master gardener Marlys Anderson strolls through one of her expansive garden plots to identify plants at her home on Thursday, June 30, 2022.
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Prairie Winds Summer Band conductor Dennis Benson leads the band through an opening song at Rice Park during Willmar Fest on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Prairie Winds Summer Band conductor Dennis Benson leads the band through an opening song at Rice Park during Willmar Fest on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
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A participant rides along the Glacial Lakes State Trail in the Mayor's Bike Ride in New London on Friday, September 16, 2022.
A participant rides along the Glacial Lakes State Trail in the Mayor's Bike Ride in New London on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.
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Artist Malena Handeen plays the accordion on the porch of the Loose Tooth Saloon of Art during the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Milan on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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Yellow Medicine East High School sophomore Sebastian Gonzalez walks upstream from the Minnesota Valley Generating Plant while working on a video documentary on the Minnesota River on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, in Granite Falls.
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Mike Peters, at right, aids in attaching son Pata Peter's headdress at the start of the UMN Morris Circle of Nations Indigenous Association 37th Annual Powwow Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Mike Peters, at right, aids in attaching son Pata Peter's headdress at the start of the UMN Morris Circle of Nations Indigenous Association 37th Annual Powwow Saturday, April 2, 2022.
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Joe Hauger works on carving a new piece before attendees of the 2022 Meander Upper Minnesota River Art Crawl in Granite Falls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
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County commissioner Rollie Nissen walks into the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building in Willmar on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, for a regular county board meeting. Nissen is stepping down after two terms, citing health reasons for his departure.
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Max Brink, 5, at right, and other community members wave as late Blomkest firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson passed through downtown in a procession as the Blomkest Fire Department and Rescue Squad escorted his body home to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Max Brink, 5, at right, and other community members wave as late Blomkest firefighter Ryan Leif Erickson passed through downtown in a procession as the Blomkest Fire Department and Rescue Squad escorted his body home to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
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Father Justin Reeck, at right, holds son Duncan Reeck as they look out a stained glass window at Salem Historical Church during the annual Christmas church service on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.
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Everleigh Pederson, 2, carefully constructs a bead necklace during "Rock the Block," an Early Childhood Block Party on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Jefferson Learning Center.
Everleigh Pederson, 2, carefully constructs a bead necklace during "Rock the Block," an Early Childhood Block Party on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at the Jefferson Learning Center.
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David and Diana Frey share a dance together after being named the 2022 Senior Ambassadors at the Senior Ambassador Coronation at the Willmar Community Center on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to kick off this year's Willmar Fest.
David and Diana Frey share a dance together after being named the 2022 Senior Ambassadors at the Senior Ambassador Coronation at the Willmar Community Center on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to kick off this year's Willmar Fest.
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A searcher canvasses high grasses while taking part in a search and rescue training at Sibley State Park on Saturday, October 8, 2022.
A searcher canvasses high grasses while taking part in a search and rescue training at Sibley State Park on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.
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Sky Orth, 11, hits a hockey puck into the goal while playing with the Willmar Warhawks during "Rock the Block," an Early Childhood Block Party on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the Jefferson Learning Center.
Sky Orth, 11, hits a hockey puck into the goal while playing with the Willmar Warhawks during "Rock the Block," an Early Childhood Block Party on Wednesday, Septe. 7, 2022, at the Jefferson Learning Center.
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Drummers pause in the street to play their music for people lining the streets during the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Drummers pause in the street to play their music for people lining the streets during the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
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Amelia Dyrssen, 10, makes her way through hula hoops while taking part in a spooky obstacle course at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center during the Great Annual Halloween Haunt on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.
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A bee pollinates wild flowers in Sibley State Park on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.
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A girl rides on a float in the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
A girl rides on a float in the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
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Volunteers assist with painting a large-scale mural outside Hardware Hank in downtown Spicer on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022.
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Veda Akir Matta watches in agony as mother Amulya Sabbisetti attempts a combination to open a lock box while taking part in a Spider-Man escape room activity at the Willmar Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022.
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Rachel Skretvedt has dedicated hundreds of hours to the Willmar park system, helping bring the Robbins Island Destination Playground to fruition, among other successful projects at Robbins Island Regional Park.
Rachel Skretvedt has dedicated hundreds of hours to the Willmar park system, helping bring the Robbins Island Destination Playground to fruition, among other successful projects at Robbins Island Regional Park.
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Youngsters, dressed in pioneer clothing, enter into the pioneer cabin at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, to take part in a story hour event.
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Winston Hearn of Duininck digs while looking for utility lines along Charlotte Street SE on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Winston Hearn of Duininck digs while looking for utility lines along Charlotte Street SE on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.
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Parade attendees cheer on passing floats during the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
Parade attendees cheer on passing floats during the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Spicer on Monday, July 4, 2022.
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Beaude Schultz, 7, from left, and Jasper Halverson, 7, react to water pouring on their heads while attempting to beat the heat as temperatures hit 90 degrees at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Beaude Schultz, 7, from left, and Jasper Halverson, 7, react to water pouring on their heads while attempting to beat the heat as temperatures hit 90 degrees at the splash pad located at Rice Park in Willmar on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
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Kathy Petrick walks through the Sperry House while taking part in the first tea time event hosted by the Kandiyohi County Historical Society since the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
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One of the two wind turbines present in WIllmar towers above the surrounding landscape at last light on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The turbines, constructed and put into operation in 2009, may be close to the end of their useful lifespan to generate power for the city.
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University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate researcher Darby Martin conducts research on beans in a field in west central Minnesota on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.
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A cyclist cruises through the intersection of Becker Avenue and 4th Street in downtown Willmar on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Through the help of Willmar's downtown streetscape plan, this intersection, among others, will see the installation of bump-outs meant to slow traffic and make the walking distance from curb to curb shorter for pedestrians.
A cyclist cruises through the intersection of Becker Avenue and 4th Street in downtown Willmar on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Through the help of Willmar's downtown streetscape plan, this intersection, among others, will see the installation of bump-outs meant to slow traffic and make the walking distance from curb to curb shorter for pedestrians.
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Willmar Community Center manager Britta Diem paints leaf petals on a tree while taking part in painting on the Willmar Little Art Gallery mural on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Willmar Community Center manager Britta Diem paints leaf petals on a tree while taking part in painting on the Willmar Little Art Gallery mural on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
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Color guard with the Litchfield Marching Dragons perform along North Armstrong Avenue during the Watercade parade in Litchfield on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
Color guard with the Litchfield Marching Dragons perform along North Armstrong Avenue during the Watercade parade in Litchfield on Saturday, July 9, 2022.
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Participants learn about all of the flowers ready to be cut during a field to vase workshop at Rustic Designs Flower Farm near Belgrade on Wednesday, Aug.v 24, 2022.
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Gravity-defying water skiers with the Little Crow Ski Team soar through the air following a jump during the opening performance of the summer season on Friday, June 3, 2022, in New London.
Gravity-defying water skiers with the Little Crow Ski Team soar through the air following a jump during the opening performance of the summer season on Friday, June 3, 2022, in New London.
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
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