Dan Burdett is the community content coordinator at the West Central Tribune. He has 13 years experience in print media, to include four years enlisted service in the United States Air Force. He has been an employee of Forum Communications since 2005, joining the company after spending two years as the managing editor of the Redwood Gazette and Livewire in Redwood Falls. Prior to his current position, Dan was the presentation editor at the Tribune.
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Sloan Stahnke is accumulating quite the trophy case. Just 10, the pint-sized cowgirl can patently lay claim to being one the state's best cattle sorters. She already has a national championship to her name. And, last month in Verndale, she added a state title, too. "I like winning," Stahnke says through a wry smile that's a consistent feature of her ruddy cheeks. "It's fun." A western-style equestrian sport, sorting is an extension of the toils of ranchers who used mounts to separate cattle into pens for branding, doctoring or transport.
Josh Halverson's up-and-down ride on "The Voice" officially came to an end Monday, when he was eliminated from the NBC reality singing contest during the show's first ever real-time voting. Halverson had sparked some interest locally, when two weeks ago the West Central Tribune learned he was a Willmar native. Halverson charmed judges Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine in the blind audition with his urbane rendering of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young," and he elected to be a member of Team Alicia.
LITTLE FALLS - A 41-year-old man was found dead in the woods Monday after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in central Minnesota. Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reported deputies were...
Janet Reno, the first woman U.S. attorney general who served eight tumultuous years with President Bill Clinton, has died aged 78. Reno's goddaughter, Gabrielle D'Alemberte, said she succumbed to complications...
A bear in a tree outside the Radisson Hotel in downtown Duluth drew a steady stream of onlookers Wednesday morning. The Duluth Police Department blocked off a portion of West...
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton blames state House Republicans for blocking more than $100 million in federal highway funds. The Democratic governor said on Wednesday, Oct. 26, that the road...
When you ask Daryl Ingalsbe why he loves aviation, his response is invariably succinct. "It's the world's greatest geography lesson. Period," the Spicer resident said through a toothy smile. Ingalsbe has been flying since 1990, taking in some of the grandest views man can imagine. He finds most comfort in the skies of the western U.S. "There's no humidity there," he said. "It's as if you can reach out and literally grab the mountains. It's something."
Dr. Emily McDevitt is a doctor of osteopathy, a branch of medical practice that emphasizes the treatment of disorders through the manipulation or massaging of the bones, joints and muscles...
It's the time of year Randy Huisinga enjoys most. "Busy, busy," he says as he takes a hearty bite from an oversize apple and bounds toward the shade of the orchard that occupies his days. He's sort of a jack-of-all-trades — the "supreme commander" he says through a bearded smile — at Sunnyside Orchards, a 15-acre plantation off a gravel thoroughfare north of St. John's Lake near Pennock.. It's great work, he says, especially when business is booming.
On her worst days, Michelle Abner's pain was debilitating. For 19 years she dealt with what felt like a baby's head in repose against her pelvis. The torment nipped at her relationship with her husband, Jade, and her friends and family. It controlled how she slept, how she sat, how she ate, how she walked, even how she stood. In public she'd force a smile, purely to keep the tears at bay. Sometimes she'd sit awake at night and ponder if anyone else ever felt what she was feeling and if her body would ever feel normal again.