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January 23, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune
The tree in the courtyard of the Jennie-O Turkey Store campus in Willmar lit with blue and green lights in honor of Jayme Closs is shown Jan. 10, the day Jayme Closs escaped her alleged captor. Jennie-O Turkey Store announced plans Wednesday to donate a $25,000 reward for information in Closs' disappearance directly to her.
Jennie-O, Hormel to donate $25,000 reward directly to Jayme Closs
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January 20, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune


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
Erica Dischino / Tribune

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
Erica Dischino/Tribune
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
Erica Dischino / Tribune

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
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January 10, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Willmar High School graduates Linda Hustoft Hinz, left, and Nancy Kamholz French perform the  school song Thursday at Hodapp Field in Willmar. The duo graduated in 1977 and were on the cheerleading squad together.
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Blast from the past: Two Cardinal cheerleaders, 42 years, 1 friendship, countless memories
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