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Children play on the splash pad Friday night on Lake Ripley Beach during the Beach Party in Litchfield.
Surfin' U.S.A.: Litchfield Watercade Beach Party
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Pilot Clay "Pork Chop" Adams, flying a 1929 Travel Air E-4000 biplane, over Brainerd Sunday, July 15, is followed closely by Rob Lock, also flying a 1929 Travel Air E-4000 and Richard Zeiler, flying a 1929 Travel Air D-4-D. The biplanes are part of the American Barnstormers Tour taking place at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport through Tuesday, July 17.  Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service - Gallery and Video
Barnstorming Brainerd: Event showcases vintage planes and passionate pilots
1 hour 28 min ago
July 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / TribuneLance Negen, 2, eats dessert before dinner during the Homemade Ice Cream Social at the United Methodist Church in Danube Wednesday evening.
Scream for Ice Cream
July 12, 2018 - 4:07pm
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Fargo daycare hopes to raise $5,000 for United Way with lemonade stand
July 12, 2018 - 3:31pm
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Tour participants walk through the Floren garden on Willis Street in Dassel Tuesday during the Meeker County Master Gardeners Garden Tour. The Florens plant vegetables among the flowers in their garden.
Dig it! Gardens showcased on Meeker County tour
July 12, 2018 - 9:25am
July 11, 2018
Design & Production's Branden Coates, left, digs for his flashlight to help Michael Kennedy locate and remove foreign dust particles they saw inside a vitrine (exhibit case) at the Bell Museum in Falcon Heights on Friday, July 6. Coates is foreman for installation and Kennedy is site supervisor at Design & Production. Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press
Bell Museum's new home, amenities promise a grand opening weekend
July 11, 2018 - 8:54pm
July 7, 2018
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune Willmar plans to spray for mosquitoes next week.
Willmar to spray for mosquitos next week
July 7, 2018 - 11:54am
July 4, 2018
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The Spicer American Legion headlines the July 4th Grand Day Parade Wednesday in downtown Spicer.
Photos: American pride rain or shine -- Spicer Grand Day Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2018 - 7:52pm
Celebrating the Fourth!
July 4, 2018 - 11:55am
June 30, 2018
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Dressed in the colors of the Somali flag, women listen to music featured at a 2017 block party held in downtown Willmar to celebrate the 57th anniversary of Somali's independence from Italy and Britain. This year's celebration kicks off at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Willmar.
Somali Independence Day festival is Sunday in Willmar
June 30, 2018 - 7:06am
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Heather Larson of the "Groom Zone" leads her patriotic pet along the 2017 Spicer parade route. This year's parade steps off at 10 a.m. along Lake Avenue.
Fourth of July celebrations slated: Regional communities host festivities
June 30, 2018 - 6:28am
June 24, 2018
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Senior Ambassador Audrey Buzzeo, from left, Junior Princess Annelyse Scott, International Princess Ashley Olson, Queen of Festivals Jenna Jagow, Aqua Princess Mary Carlson and Junior Prince Dante Ramirez sit on the edge of the Willmar Fests float Saturday morning, waiting for the Grande Day Parade to begin. The royalty group would ride the float one last time before the end of their reigns. play button
Fun for all: Willmar Fests weekend 2018
June 24, 2018 - 6:49pm
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International Princess Staci Banks, from left, Queen of Festivals Leslie Alvarez, and Aqua Princess Carly Hulstein pose for a photo after their crowning during the Willmar Fests Ambassador Coronation Saturday afternoon at the WEAC Auditorium. The three newly crowned royalty will represent Willmar at community festivals across the region throughout the coming year.
Her Royal Highness: Willmar Fests crowns royalty
June 24, 2018 - 6:43pm
June 22, 2018
Blankets were laid out Friday on the boulevard in front of the Kandiyohi County Courthouse to secure coveted spots along the Willmar Fest parade route. The Grand Day Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Getting ready for the parade
June 22, 2018 - 3:38pm
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Darlene Schroeder, left, and Deq Mohamed play drums in a drumming circle offered Thursday evening by Community Rhythms during the Willmar Jaycees Block Party.
Drumming to build community: Drum circle offered at Willmar Fests Block Party
June 22, 2018 - 7:12am