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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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.
The public meeting of the Willmar Design Center scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Bethel Lutheran Church has been cancelled. The meeting will be re-scheduled at a later date. This public meeting was to see a presentation on market street ideas and to solicit public input on a convertible street concept for Becker Avenue.
Fire and rescue personnel responded to a fire shortly after 10 a.m. Friday in a downtown Willmar building. Smoke could be viewed coming out of the upstairs apartment area of 402 Litchfield Avenue Southwest. The 400 block of Litchfield Avenue has been blocked off and one block northward toward the Kandiyohi County Building. One person has been removed from the scene by an ambulance. Fire departments from Willmar, Spicer, Pennock, Kandiyohi and Benson responded to the scene. Further updates will be posted on West Central Tribune Online www.wctrib.com .