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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RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- Rainfall that could total 9 inches since midnight closed several roads in west-central Wisconsin and the Twin Cities early today. The National Weather Service, which issued a flood warning, said emergency services personnel in southern St. Croix County and northern Pierce County reported roads under water. Also under a flood warning were all of Dunn and Chippewa counties and northern Eau Claire County in Wisconsin. Some minor flooding was reported. The center of the heavy rainfall was the River Falls area, which is in both St. Croix and Pierce counties.
It was more than 65 years ago — June 25, 1950 — that North Korean tanks rolled acrossed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea starting the Korean War. This...
The West Central Tribune this week introduced a new design for our print edition. Your feedback continued Tuesday through phone calls, email or social media. Thank you. Most people like the new design overall, commenting that is simple, fresh and clean. Some are concerned that the photo captions are still hard to read.
The West Central Tribune introduced Monday a new design for our print edition. After four months in creating the new design and templates for our first day, we had 24...
For more than 120 years, the West Central Tribune has been bringing our readers the news and information of Willmar and our region. Throughout that time, this newspaper has strived to improve and update our technology and design whenever needed. Today we are introducing an entirely new design for our print edition of the West Central Tribune. We hope our readers enjoy what they see here in today’s newspaper. We want to hear your feedback on our new print edition design.
The West Central Tribune recognizes that you — our readers — consume news differently today than in the past. So we are reviewing our print and digital products, always looking to improve with easier and richer reading experiences. Monday’s changes in our print edition are another step in a continuing improvement process as our products evolve in this new digital age. One change launching Monday is an update of our newspaper name, or flag as it is called in the industry. Our flag uses updated font choices and adds some darker blue color.
The West Central Tribune has been changing in recent years as many newspapers have in this digital age — publishing content on wctrib.com, engaging readers on Facebook and Twitter and publishing content in video form. The newspaper will introduce a new design Monday in our print edition. This redesign has been a long process. Our goal with every decision was to improve our readers’ experience. This is the first step in a continuing effort to improve our newspaper. We started by seeking out Ed Henninger, an experienced newspaper design consultant.
Since 1895, the West Central Tribune and its predecessors have sought to bring you — the reader — the news and information from Willmar, our region and beyond. As our world evolves, this newspaper must change as well to meet our readers’ needs. We know many of you are attached to the West Central Tribune as you know it.
We all are part of the 21st century when change comes on a frequent and regular basis.