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May 14, 2018
Rick and Tracy Clark stand by a memorial to their son, Ryane, at a memorial parking lot along the Glacial Lakes Trail. Ryane was killed in 2010 while deployed to Afghanistan. Carolyn Lange / Forum News Serviceplay button
New London family organizes Minnesota Fallen Heroes Walk
May 14, 2018 - 8:46pm
The original design artist Michele Steffen created for the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association features fallen soldiers she painted with watercolors. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Minnesota artist provides artwork for new state license plate honoring fallen officers
May 14, 2018 - 3:46pm
May 11, 2018
Gov. Mark Dayton shows off his Foxhole Brewery T-shirt from the local brewery in Willmar when addressing the crowd at the Rockin’ Robbins Fishin’ Edition event held at Robbins Island Park Friday evening as a part of the Governor’s Fishing Opener weekend. (Erica Dischino / Forum News Service)
Rocking the Governor's Fishing Opener at Robbins Island
May 11, 2018 - 8:49pm
Gov. Mark Dayton, center, helps to kick off the fishing season during the 2014 Governor’s Fishing Opener on Gull Lake. The governor will be on Green Lake in Spicer for this year's opener when the Willmar Lakes Area hosts the annual event May 10-13. Forum News Service file photo
Willmar area ready to host Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener
May 11, 2018 - 2:12pm
April 27, 2018
Mark Johnson staffs a booth at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair to help educate the public about aquatic invasive species.  A lakeshore resident on Meeker County's Lake Washington, Johnson was among the first to complete the AIS Detectors program offered by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and the University of Minnesota Extension. (Photo by Megan Weber)
State develops citizen network of AIS Detectors
April 27, 2018 - 10:00pm
April 15, 2018
During Saturday's heavy snowfall, this cardinal was a frequent visitor (as were many juncos and a feisty bluejay) at a bird feeder one mile north of Willmar, Minn. (Submitted photo by Missy Aaker)
Historic storm for some -- average for others: Montevideo, Minn., records 20.5 inches of snow in apparent record
April 15, 2018 - 7:50pm
April 13, 2018
The ice left area lakes just in the nick of time for the 2013 fishing opener, but cold temps and a northwest gale made for rough fishing.  Jason Amiot, left, of Big Lake and his father Ed Amiot of Walker bring their boat back to shore on Norway Lake on the opening morning. West Central Tribune file photo
Ice out taking its sweet time
April 13, 2018 - 4:59pm
April 4, 2018
Derek Scott Heike, 27, was driving a 2012 Dodge Ram east on Highway 12 in Willmar when he lost control of the vehicle on a curve and the truck went off the road and struck machinery at Farm-Rite Equipment.
Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Minnesota man, accused of drinking, crashes into farm equipment along highway
April 4, 2018 - 9:54pm
March 17, 2018
Amy Monson
Sister of man accused in explosives case charged for alleged threat to witness
March 17, 2018 - 3:16pm
Finalists named for Ridgewater College president
March 17, 2018 - 2:29pm
March 15, 2018
John Ryan Schlegel
Arrest in central Minn. overdose death helps family on path to closure
March 15, 2018 - 7:52pm
Richard Michael Carl Houske
Overdose death leads to murder charge against central Minn. man
March 15, 2018 - 7:23pm
March 6, 2018
Joseph Francis Fernkes
Willmar man pleads guilty to disorderly conduct in pig's foot incident
March 6, 2018 - 5:35pm
Remnants of a Willmar man's "rocket bike" was visible near his home. According to a police report, a man tried to jump the bike off a roof and was injured after landing on a fence. Attempts to contact the individual were not successful. Carolyn Lange / Forum News Service
Rocket bike man skis off his Minn. home’s roof, slams into fence
February 6, 2018 - 3:19pm
February 1, 2018
Hamdi Kosar speaks during the Willmar City Council open forum Monday, Jan. 29, about the hardships of immigrating to the United States and the importance of finding a community. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service
Willmar woman speaks out against Islamophobia
February 1, 2018 - 8:49pm