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March 22, 2019
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Shoppers look through quilting supplies Friday during the Susan Thorson Memorial Quilt Sale.
Susan Thorson Memorial Quilt Sale begins Friday in Willmar
March 22, 2019 - 4:09pm
March 16, 2019
A whale of a St. Patrick's Day celebrated Saturday in Benson
March 16, 2019 - 5:55pm
March 11, 2019
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Brenna Kuefler, 2, takes a break after trying to play the drum during a drum circle led Saturday by John Salgado at the Willmar Public Library.play button
Drum circle at Willmar Public Library
March 11, 2019 - 7:24am
March 8, 2019
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Community members put on their best dancing shoes Friday for the Senior Dance at the Willmar Community Center. play button
Footloose: Senior Dance at the Willmar Community Center
March 8, 2019 - 10:37pm
March 6, 2019
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Stained glass windows reflect on parishioners as they commence the first day of Lent during a service Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar.
Ash Wednesday commences Lenten season
March 6, 2019 - 9:37pm
February 27, 2019
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Willmar Public Library artifacts from the past century are on display in celebration of its 115th anniversary.
Willmar Public Library celebrates 115 years
February 27, 2019 - 6:28am
February 23, 2019
Erica Dischino / TribuneA team of “FBI agents” use morse code to discover clues at Escape Willmar, a new live-action game experience located downtown. play button
Escape room offers adventures at the hands of a mad man
February 23, 2019 - 11:33am
February 3, 2019
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There was a cat pile up on Jessie Worcester’s lap while her daughter Emma Worcester, 3, decides what her next move is during the third annual Kitten Bowl Saturday at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter.play button
All paws in: Kitten Bowl at Hawk Creek Animal Shelter
February 3, 2019 - 10:43pm
January 27, 2019
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The Patriots Polar Plunge Crew jump into Green Lake Saturday during the 15th annual Polar Plunge in Spicer. The event was held by local law enforcement to raise money for the Special Olympics Minnesota.play button
Jumping for a cause: Polar Plunge in Spicer raises nearly $45k
January 27, 2019 - 1:25pm
January 26, 2019
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Plungers from Lulu Beans Coffee Shop in Willmar push one of their team members into the lake Saturday during the 15th annual Polar Plunge in Spicer. More than 200 participants jumped into 33-degree water, with air temps of about 10 degrees.
Jumping for a cause: Polar Plunge draws a crowd in Spicer
January 26, 2019 - 5:29pm
January 24, 2019
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A polar plunge participant runs to warm up after jumping into Green Lake at the 2018 Polar Plunge.
2019 Polar Plunge is Saturday; annual event raises funds for Special Olympics
January 24, 2019 - 9:03am
January 20, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
January 16, 2019 - 10:33pm