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January 15, 2018
Anne Polta / Tribune

Amber Chevalier, left, and Brittney Odens show off the global itinerary awaiting participants in the Trek to the Tropics health challenge.
Trek to the Tropics: Willmar area fitness challenge aims to spur people out of hibernation
January 15, 2018 - 7:01am
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 22, 2017
DNR grants to help local fire departments
December 22, 2017 - 6:08am
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 16, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Sylvia Erickson Koll, from left, Irene Wallin, Sandi Treml and Teren Novotny hold protest signs just like they did 40 years ago while on strike. These women are half of the Willmar 8, a group of female employees who participated in the first bank strike in Minnesota calling for equal opportunity and pay in the workplace. Turn to C1/Extra for the story.
40th anniversary of the Willmar 8: First bank strike in Minnesota was in Willmar
December 16, 2017 - 6:24am
December 15, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Gifts for students at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar are tucked behind Santa and his helpers. Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Willmar brought Santa and Ms. Claus to the students Thursday at the center. The students received a hug from Santa and a personalized gift with their name on it.
The VFW Brings Santa to Jefferson Learning Center
December 15, 2017 - 7:12am
December 14, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Mary, played by Gretchen Otness, pours water into a well while her beloved Joseph, played by Mitchell Schueler, sings to her from afar during a dress rehearsal Monday of “Two from Galilee.”
'Two from Galilee': Night of Music opens tonight at AG Church in Willmar
December 14, 2017 - 11:26am
December 13, 2017
Public gathering for community conversation Saturday
December 13, 2017 - 4:47pm
Famous people you didn’t know had Minnesota ties
December 13, 2017 - 2:30pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Seven-year-old John Giese sits on Santa’s lap at the annual Santa Day Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Community Center.
Sacred Heart community celebrates Santa Day
December 13, 2017 - 7:48am
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