Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
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NEW LONDON - U.S. Highway 71 has now reopened, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Department. Highway 71 had been closed north of Highway 9 since about 11:15 a.m. today due to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 71 and 9. The crash involves a semi truck and a minivan. Both vehicles came to rest in the ditch. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident did include fatalities. No further information has been released at this time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For many, Jack Klugman will always be the messy one. His portrayal of sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison on TV's "The Odd Couple" left viewers laughing but it also gave Klugman the leverage to create a more serious character, the gruff medical examiner in "Quincy M.E." His everyman ethos and comic timing endeared him to audiences and led to a prolific, six-decade acting career that spanned stage, screen and television.
WILLMAR - The National Weather Service has continued the wind chill advisory through noon today for west central and central Minnesota. Wind chill readings ranging from 25 below to 30 below zero will continue this morning across much of west central and central Minnesota, expecially along and west of a line from Redwood Falls to St. Cloud to Mora. An arctic airmass is combining with light north winds to produce brutally cold winds chills across the region this Christmas morning.
Christmas Greetings from the staff of the West Central Tribune of Willmar.
All evening activities at Paynesville Area Secondary School have been cancelled for tonight, according to the Paynesville Area Schools website. In addition, all away 7-12 grade activities have also been cancelled for the evening. Scheduled sporting events included Paynesville boys' basketball at Litchfield, Paynesville wrestling at Eden Valley-Watkins and Fergus Falls at River Lakes girls' hockey at Paynesville. The Paynesville Area School Board meeting today has also been moved to the Paynesville Elementary School Media Center.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To prevent a possible run on banks at the height of the financial crisis four years ago, Congress expanded government insurance for certain bank deposits to include...
IRVING, Texas - Police charged Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter Saturday after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown. Irving police spokesman John Argumaniz said the accident happened about 2:20 a.m. Saturday in the Dallas suburb, hours before Brent was to be on a team flight to Cincinnati for the Cowboys' game Sunday against the Bengals.
A winter storm is bearing down on west central Minnesota and the upper Midwest tonight through Sunday evening. A National Weather Service forecast late Saturday afternoon said blizzard conditions are expected across western Minnesota Sunday afternoon and evening. A powerful winter storm is organizing across the Dakota, according to the National Weather Service, and will begin affecting western Minnesota tonight and eastern Minnesota after Midnight.
ABERDEEN, S.D. — City officials in Aberdeen have notified a long-delayed beef processing plant that is trying to get up to speed that it is violating its wastewater permit. The Northern Beef Packers plant allegedly has failed to monitor pollutants and properly operate its treatment lagoons. It also does not have a certified wastewater supervisor on staff. City Attorney Adam Altman says that the violations are not acceptable. Plant officials declined comment. The plant won't be fined but has been given 10 days to start fixing the problems.