Weather Forecast


It's National Preparedness Month, local officials urge planning, communication


WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Emergency Management Director Don Ericson usually hears the same comment from people affected by tornados or other severe weather situations.

"They say "I never thought it would happen to me,'" he says. "No one expects it to happen to them."

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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