A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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For eight years Nancy Peterson Salmi walked about a mile from her parent’s rural New London farm home to a one-room prairie school house where her love of reading was...
WILLMAR -- A 2012 Willmar High School graduate, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year boy, all from Willmar, are in custody and awaiting formal charges in the stabbing death of 79-year old Lila Warwick, who was found dead in her home Monday evening. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department, Brok Nathaniel Junkermeier, 19, was arrested late Wednesday evening at the West Central Tribune, where he was working a part-time job in the mail room. He was booked into the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree burglary.
SUNBURG --EMDASH-- Tim and Anne Kallevig were talking to vendors Wednesday morning, getting commercial coffee pots installed, putting more items on the shelves and handing off their 1-year old son, Benjamin, to each other as 5-year old daughter, Ava, cheerfully greeted people at the door of the family's new business in Sunburg. The Kallevigs purchased the small town's former grocery store, which closed earlier this year. They remodeled the building and renamed the business the Sunburg Trading Post. It opens today.
Willmar – Motorists traveling on state Highway 4, just south of Highway 55 near Paynesville will encounter an emergency road closure due to a crash. Log in or activate your...
WILLMAR - About half of the region's counties will implement a $10 tax on vehicles next year as a way to raise revenue for transportation needs. During the last few weeks, county commissioners from Kandiyohi, Swift, Renville and Lac qui Parle counties voted to approve the new tax. Commissioners from Meeker, Chippewa and Yellow Medicine counties voted against it.
STARBUCK — Minnesota State Parks have latched onto the latest trend in water sports by making stand up paddle boards available for rent at a select number of pilot sites,...
WILLMAR – The start of a construction project on U.S. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account if you are a current...
WILLMAR - Area counties are prepared for the new marriage law that takes effect Aug. 1. Counties had to revise the marriage license applications to remove words like "bride" and "groom" and replace them with generic terms to recognize that same-sex couples may now marry in a civil ceremony. Most forms now use "applicant 1" and "applicant 2." The new forms will be used for all marriage license applications.
NEW LONDON – The task of increasing the “well-being” of the Willmar area was voted the top issue to discuss during a Vision 2040 session Wednesday in New London. Issues...
GROVE CITY - The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board had been prepared to seek voter approval this fall to revoke and replace its current operating levy that generates added revenue for educational programs. But on Monday the board instead voted to delay that decision until next year.