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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WILLMAR — Amtrak’s Empire Builder train riders Friday got a major detour through west central Minnesota due to a freight train derailment on BNSF Railway tracks near Elk River. An Amtrak spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon that the Empire Builder was rerouted along BNSF Railway tracks through west central Minnesota, traveling a southerly route from Fargo, N.D., through Breckenridge-Morris-Willmar-Litchfield to Minneapolis. The Empire Builder rolled through Morris about 2:15 p.m., Benson about 3 p.m. and stopped in Willmar about 3:50 p.m. It then rolled east about 4 p.m.
WILLMAR - Amtrak’s Empire Builder train riders are getting a major detour through west central Minnesota today due to a freight train derailment in Elk River.
WILLMAR — Incumbent Ron Christianson filed Monday for reelection for the Ward 2 seat he currently holds on the Willmar City Council. Christianson has served on the council since he...
Ron Adams is working his last day today at the West Central Tribune. He is retiring after nearly two decades of photographing the history of Willmar and the region. Adams, 61, is a familiar face around the community as he has often been seen photographing many local parades,, accident scenes, school activities and other news events. He is a man of tall stature, which can be imposing at first sight. Yet Adams’ quiet demeanor could connect with photo subjects, especially a room of school children.
Memorial Day is a time to remember the sacrifice that men and women have made for the United States for more than two centuries. It becomes personal when you examine those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
DULUTH — Problems plaguing VA medical facilities in Phoenix and elsewhere apparently aren’t happening here in the Twin Ports.
DULUTH — The Duluth man who raped an 89-year-old resident of the Edgewood Vista independent living facility in Hermantown, where he worked as a certified nursing assistant, has agreed to a settlement with the victim.
Willmar drive time Tuesday morning behind the city plows. The forecast for Willmar today is up to 3 inches of snow, with more overnight.