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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Updated 8:50 a.m. Olivia Police Chief Donald Davern died unexpectedly Sunday. Davern's death was announced in a news release early Monday morning by the Olivia Police Department. No further details were released concerning his death. Davern had served 34 years in the Olivia Police Department, first as an officer and then as chief of police. He also was the Olivia Civil Defense Director. He had also served as Renville County Sheriff for four years. The Olivia Police Department has five full-time officers and other part-time staff. Funeral services are pending.
RAYMOND - A woman believed to be in her 40s has been reported missing here Monday morning. Law enforcement is hoping to locate the woman before the winds of the approaching winter storm pick and reduce visibility this afternoon. A relative reported the Raymond woman missing shortly before 10 a.m. Monday morning. Law enforcement and fire department personnel are searching an area northwest of Raymond. One witness reported seeing the woman walking out of town about 8:45 a.m. this morning.
Update Sat. Noon Sheriff's office says no help needed at this time
The Brainerd School Board has offered its superintendent position to Brainerd Assistant Superintendent Steve Razidlo, according to a district spokesperson. Waconia Superintendent Jerry Kjergaard was the other finalist considered at Thursday's meeting. The Brainerd board met at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and unanimously voted to offer the district's superintendent position to Razidlo. Kjergaard, one of three finalists in the second round of interviews, is in Willmar today. He will tour the district Thursday. He will meet at 2:30 p.m.
WILLMAR -- Willmar superintendent candidate Jerry Kjergaard has made the final two list in the Brainerd School District's search for its next superintendent. Waconia Superintendent Kjergaard and Brainerd Assistant Superintendent Steve Razidlo were named the two finalists Saturday by the Brainerd School Board. The board conducted one-hour interviews Saturday with its remaining four finalists -- Kjergaard, Razidlo, Brainerd Community Education Director Todd Lyscio and John Longtin, former Mendota Heights superintendent, the Brainerd Dispatch reported Saturday. The Brainerd School Board is sch
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Update 8 a.m. - This story has been updated to reflect Brainerd's superintendent search timeline and corrects the names of that district's candidates.
One of three finalists returning for a second interview for the Willmar superintendent position is a finalist scheduled to interview for a second time for the superintendent position with the Brainerd School District. Dr. Jerry Kjergaard of Waconia is a finalist for the Brainerd superintendent position and is currently in Brainerd.
WILLMAR -- The West Central Tribune recently introduced a new Money and Markets page which provides readers with analytic, explanatory and forward-looking financial data. The new service also provides an online site providing essential information for readers and investors. This may be accessed at: www.wctrib.com/business . A number of readers asked to have some mutual funds included in our print edition. Today, we have updated the page to include a listing of mutual funds. Thank you to all the readers who provided feedback -- positive and negative -- to the new Money and Markets page.