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January 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A member of the medical staff uses sanitation wipes Thursday to clean the hand sanitizer bottle that is available for patients to use in the lobby of Family Practice Medical Center in Willmar. With influenza becoming widespread across the region, health providers have taken preventative measures to prevent the spread.
Flu activity becomes widespread in Willmar area
January 12, 2018 - 6:36am
December 27, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Dr. Ken Flowe shows a medication safety pamphlet to one of his co-workers at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. At Rice Hospital, opioid management efforts have focused on the two areas that loom largest for hospitals: acute pain in the emergency room and post-surgery.
Willmar health care initiative seeks to reduce toll of opioid epidemic
December 27, 2017 - 6:24am
December 26, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Ellie Bowen, dressed as Mary, is part of the live nativity presented Christmas morning in a barn at Dale and Debbie Tonsfeldt’s farm in Svea. The service was presented by Svea Lutheran Church.
Christmas in the Barn
December 26, 2017 - 6:40am
December 24, 2017
Holiday Greetings 2017
December 24, 2017 - 9:13pm
December 20, 2017
Kennesaw Hall at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga.
A man went looking for his birth family and found out his brother was a classmate
December 20, 2017 - 2:42pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Dunia Hirsi shares a moment with her daughter, Maya, at her home in Willmar. The Hirsis used the services of Family Promise during a time when they were homeless and in need of assistance.
Family Promise of Kandiyohi County provides temporary shelter for homeless that leads to independence
December 20, 2017 - 6:52am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

John Eggen, left, and James Braun of Forty & Eight, an honor society of the American Legion, push presents for veterans in a cart down the hall at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.
Veterans at Bethesda Grand receive Christmas presents
December 20, 2017 - 6:39am
December 5, 2017
2 tuberculosis cases identified in Kandiyohi County
December 5, 2017 - 8:34pm
November 18, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Chad Koosman admires the Christmas tree light fixture Nov. 13. Koosman lit the tree in order to program the lights to the music for the annual “Celebrate the Light” light show at his home in Willmar. This is the final year the Koosman family will host the six-week long light show, which will open Thanksgiving Eve at 3903 60th Avenue Northeast. (For a video on "Celebrate the Light" visit wctrib.com) play button
'Celebrate the Light' - the final show: Willmar family will end 10-year run of popular Christmas display
November 18, 2017 - 7:07am
November 11, 2017
World War II veteran, Bill Killian, 98, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Woodbury, Minn., talks about his war experiences, including surviving a Japanese kamikaze attack. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
WWII vet shares story of surviving kamikaze attack
November 11, 2017 - 5:30am
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