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February 18, 2016
A thin sheet of ice on Lake Superior piles up on shore at daybreak Saturday, gilded by the light of the rising sun. "As far as my eyes could see, the massive sheet of ice was slowly gliding toward shore like a big conveyor belt. It stacked thousands of plate-glass-like shards of ice as it hit the rocky shoreline right in front of me," photographer Dawn LaPointe wrote. (Photo by Dawn LaPointe | Radiant Spirit Gallery)play button
Video of ice stacking on Lake Superior draws millions of viewers
February 18, 2016 - 4:45pm
Jason Dougherty paints temporary lettering for the one-month old Historic 313 Hub Winter Market Wednesday on a window of the downtown Willmar building. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Preparing for the Winter Market
February 18, 2016 - 12:05am
February 16, 2016
Ben Hannig, 4, flies down the sliding hill at Ridgewater College in Willmar on Presidents Day with the temperature soaring to 37 degrees on a calm day.  (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)play button
For sledders, Ridgewater hill a local fave
February 16, 2016 - 12:00am
February 15, 2016
Ben Hannig, 4, flies down the sliding hill at Ridgewater College in Willmar on Presidents Day with the temperature soaring to 37 degrees on a calm day.  (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
A swell day for sledding
February 15, 2016 - 11:59pm
February 14, 2016
Sleigh-driver Hank Heglund of Willmar and quarter horses Roy and Sunny provide a ride in the fresh snow for Doug and Megan Gilles of Willmar and children Arianna, 6, and Zoe, 2, Sunday at the 3rd annual Sleigh and Ski Fest at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, which is located west of button
Sleigh and Ski Fest offers outdoor fun
February 14, 2016 - 11:23pm
January 29, 2016
It was 34 degrees and sprinkling Friday afternoon as Lee Larson of rural Willmar sets up his distinctive four-hole fish house — a converted 1971 camper — on Foot Lake. “Nobody knows where the fish are biting. It’s slow,” he said of his search for a hot spot. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
PHOTO: Friday afternoon fishing
January 29, 2016 - 11:03pm
January 27, 2016
As the temperatures eased up to 38 degrees Wednesday, water drips off an icicle near the Central Lakes College greenhouse in Brainerd. (STEVE KOHLS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
PHOTO: Warm-up works quickly
January 27, 2016 - 11:22pm
January 25, 2016
10 winter health hazards — and 10 solutions
January 25, 2016 - 12:12am
January 8, 2016
Cold temperatures could stick around through Thursday
January 8, 2016 - 11:23pm
January 6, 2016
Gary Guenther shovels snow around the base of a portable shelter Tuesday on Foot Lake off Robbins Island. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Thick ice beckons fishermen
January 6, 2016 - 12:01am
January 4, 2016
A man strolls amid frost-encased branches Monday morning on the walking path around Ramblewood Slough in Willmar. The temperature was around 11 degrees at the time. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Frost covers Willmar
January 4, 2016 - 11:38pm
December 30, 2015
First-year skaters Greta Marcus, 6, and older sister Claire, 10, of New London skate Wednesday on fresh outdoor ice at the Garfield Rink in Willmar. “They skated behind chairs at the Civic Center first and now they’re doing turns and twirls on their own,” said their mother Heather (Moe) Marcus, adding that she spent many hours on southwest side rink growing up. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
Fun on ice
December 30, 2015 - 10:32pm
December 29, 2015
Technician Jamie Gilliland performs the steps required for a safety recall Tuesday on a 2015 Polaris Switchback at Motor Sports of Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Sales begin to pile up as the snow falls
December 29, 2015 - 11:15pm
Annie Mathison, 8, of Willmar slides down the hill. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
PHOTOS: Just enough snow for sliding
December 29, 2015 - 10:43pm
December 28, 2015
Frankie Herning of Bird Island shops for a shovel Monday at Runnings home and farm supply store in Willmar. (GARY MILLER | TRIBUNE)
Winter storm gradually covers Midwest
December 28, 2015 - 5:47pm