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Sibley State Park

December 12, 2018
Photo courtesy Gene Stukel 
Volunteers will play the role of citizen scientists during the annual Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. Join at Calvary Lutheran Church at 7:30 a.m. An American eagle stands on the ice near open water.
Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count is Saturday
December 12, 2018 - 11:26am
September 24, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
A beach reconstruction project at Sibley State Park near New London is underway. The project will be completed next spring, in time for the park's 100th anniversary.
Beach area renovation begins at Sibley State Park near New London
September 24, 2018 - 6:20am
September 13, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The “Road Closed” signs remain on U.S. Highway 71 north of Willmar for a resurfacing project, but the end is in sight. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said this week that the $6 million project should be complete by Sept. 12.
Highway 71 to reopen Friday north of Willmar
September 13, 2018 - 10:09pm
July 14, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune file photo

The sale of a 154-acre parcel at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Kandiyohi County Road 40 to Sibley State Park wascompleted June 20. The land was purchased by the Parks & Trails Council in 2014 to support a future trail connection between the park and the Glacial Lakes State Trail.
Trail connecting Sibley Park to Glacial Lakes a step closer with land purchase
July 14, 2018 - 6:41am
May 25, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Jackson Johnson, who will be 2 in July, plays in the sand Thursday at the Sibley State Park beach on Lake Andrew. Lakes will likely be popular spots this weekend, when temperatures are expected to reach 90 for several days.
The heat is on: Summer temps kick off holiday weekend
May 25, 2018 - 7:01am
May 11, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Cars drive Wednesday past a sign announcing the start of Monday's detour on U.S. Highway 71 for a $6 million resurfacing and construction project from the junction of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 23 north of Willmar to just north of state Highway 9. There will be no through traffic on Highway 71 for the entire duration of the project.
Detour ahead: Highway 71 detour begins Monday north of Willmar
May 11, 2018 - 6:48am
March 31, 2018
Submitted photo
Repairs to trails and the bridges along them are among the deferred maintenance needs the DNR is seeking to address in its bond funding request to the Minnesota Legislature.
DNR takes aim at deferred maintenance needs
March 31, 2018 - 6:43am
February 25, 2018
Tribune file photo
Round two adds 4 inches of snow in Willmar area
February 25, 2018 - 8:02pm
November 2, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Pumpkins left from Sibley State Park’s annual jack-o'-Lantern walk are available to be picked up for livestock feed. The pumpkins will remain on the path until the middle of next week.
Sibley offers remaining jack-o'-lanterns as livestock feed
November 2, 2017 - 8:39pm
October 14, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A couple and their dog look out at the changing fall colors Wednesday from Mount Tom at Sibley State Park west of New London.
Parks in Kandiyohi County show off fall colors
October 14, 2017 - 9:24am
September 4, 2017
Lennin Kerchefski rocks in his second-story hammock to visit with bookish girlfriend Angelica Sunday at Sibley State Park. The Merrill, Wisconsin, couple enjoyed the long weekend visiting the Mall of America and then Sibley Park.
Submitted / Rand Middleton
Labor Day weekend relaxation
September 4, 2017 - 11:40am
July 8, 2017
Tom Cherveny | Tribune The Veterans Conservation Corps built the Cedar Hill stone staircase near the beach at Sibley State Park.
Building a legacy with bare hands: Conservation Corps Company 1785 shaped Sibley State Park
July 8, 2017 - 8:07am
June 1, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

The 2017 bonding bill provides $2.6 million to extend the Glacial Lakes State Trail from New London to Sibley State Park, including the purchase of a 155-acre tract of land along U.S. Highway 71 that will extend the park's boundary and provide a crucial link to the trail. In 2015, the DeLong family sold the land to the Minnesota Parks and Trails Council, which has been holding the property until state money was available.
Glacial Lakes State Trail gets $2.6M
June 1, 2017 - 5:28am
December 22, 2016
Conor Reed, 7, right, his mother Mary Slinden, of Willmar, decorate prayer sticks Wednesday night as part of the winter solstice program at Sibley State Park near New London. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
Celebrating the solstice: Sibley State Park program held on longest night of year
December 22, 2016 - 9:24am
November 17, 2016
New trail route around NLS gets favorable review
November 17, 2016 - 7:15am