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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 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
January 10, 2019
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Daphne Evenson cuts fabric Monday in preparation for the Sew-a-thon for Veterans on Jan. 19 at the Willmar Community Center. Evenson, who is a volunteer through Willmar Area Country Quilters, is cutting fabric for later making bags for veterans' walkers and wheelchairs.
Sewing veterans some love in Willmar
January 10, 2019 - 7:03am
January 6, 2019
Members of Glacial Ridge Curling watch the action Saturday during the New Year Bonspiel at the Willmar Civic Center. The three days of action marked the 12th annual New Year Bonspiel hosted by Glacial Ridge Curling.

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12 years of New Year Bonspiel in Willmar
January 6, 2019 - 10:28pm
December 27, 2018
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Deb Wessling sings with the audience during a holiday-themed beer choir at Goat Ridge Brewery in New London.
Beer choir in New London: 'It's not weird at all'
December 27, 2018 - 12:15pm
December 24, 2018
Here is the link to NORAD's Santa Tracker web site
December 24, 2018 - 10:31am
December 21, 2018
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A tree of hope for Jayme Closs
December 21, 2018 - 5:55am
December 16, 2018
Rosie and Levi Kuschel carry their son Zane with them as they dance Saturday, Dec. 15, at Cowboy Christmas in the Nimrod Community Hall. For 15 years, ranchers and farmers have gathered at the little town hall to celebrate the holiday season with their friends. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video 

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Cowboy Christmas rounds up friends in farming and ranching community
December 16, 2018 - 10:00pm
December 13, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune A teddy bear gives out bear hugs in front of the Holiday Express in Lake Lillian.
Holiday Express 18-Wheeler makes a Lake Lillian stop
December 13, 2018 - 10:14pm
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The cast of “Four Tickets To Christmas” performs during a dress rehearsal Sunday for the 54th annual Night of Music production opening tonight at the Willmar Assembly of God Church.
'Four Tickets To Christmas'
December 13, 2018 - 9:45am
December 5, 2018
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Veteran Tom Reynolds, second from right, claps Wednesday along with his wife, Jean Reynolds, after a banner of the late Steve Williams was revealed. A $2.8 million donation from Williams' estate to the Montevideo Veterans Home was announced during a presentation at the American Legion.
Vietnam veteran's legacy: $2.8M to Monte Vet Home
December 5, 2018 - 5:21pm
December 4, 2018
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More than 50 dishes from around the world were available for students, faculty and staff to sample Tuesday during the Taste of Culture event at Ridgewater College.
Taste of Culture at Ridgewater College in Willmar
December 4, 2018 - 6:31pm
December 3, 2018
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A horse-drawn carriage rides through Historic Chippewa City during the annual Christmas in the Village event Saturday in Montevideo.
Historic Chippewa City's Christmas in the Village
December 3, 2018 - 12:00am