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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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.
CHANTAL, Haiti - Hurricane Matthew's trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those viewing the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 842, tens of thousands made homeless...
It's starting to look a little like fall. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fall Color Finder, the yellow/orange leaf icon indicates that fall colors are at 50-75 percent of their peak at Sibley State Park near New London and across west central Minnesota. As a general rule, the DNR says colors peak between mid-September and early October in the northern third of the state, between late September and early October in the central third, and between late September and mid-October in the southern third and Twin Cities metro.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Yahoo Inc. last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials,...
When it comes to the Holocaust, retired Willmar history teacher Bill Borth might be the preeminent voice on the topic in the region. And it's a topic he wants to share with others. "I'm beginning to understand the Holocaust is a life's learning experience," Borth said Tuesday during an interview at the West Central Tribune. So, this month, he'll host two Holocaust-related discussions at Jefferson Learning Center in Willmar.
Police in northwest Washington state searched for a gunman on Saturday who opened fire in a shopping mall, killing five people, according to media reports and the state's police force...