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PHOTOS: Litchfield girls host Minnewaska Saturday, January 21, 2023

The Litchfield High School girls basketball program played host to Minnesaska on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

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Minnewaska senior Brooke Kolstoe guards Litchfield senior Greta Hansen as she drives down the lane during a game between the Dragons and the Lakers at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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The Litchfield Dragons huddle together before taking the court against Minnewaska at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Litchfield junior Morgan Falling is heavily defended by Minnewaska players during a game at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Minnewaska senior Brooke Kolstoe guards Litchfield senior Ryanna Steinhaus during a game between the Dragons and the Lakers at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Litchfield senior Isabellle Pennertz splits a pair of Minnewaska defenders to take a shot at the basket during a game at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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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.
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.
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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.
The Willmar Public Library hosted a craft gathering for tweens on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, where children created gingerbread house ornaments to adorn their Christmas trees this holiday season.
'Tis the season for holiday cheer throughout Kandiyohi County. Follow this updated gallery to see photos from various holiday events taking place in the area.

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Litchfield senior Kylie Michels guards Minnewaska junior Sydney Dahl as she takes a shot at the basket of during a game between the Dragons and the Lakers at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Minnewaska senior Brooke Koistoe takes a shot at the basket during a game against Litchfield at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Minnewaska freshman Jayda Kolstoe keeps a ball from going out of bounds while playing Litchfield at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Litchfield senior Ryanna Steinhaus and Minnewaska freshman Lauryn Ankeny battle for a loose ball during a game between the Dragons and the Lakers at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Minnewaska head coach Sidney Schiffler talks to her team before tip-off with Litchfield at Litchfield High School on Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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