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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RANDALL, Minn. -- A train spilled fuel Thursday morning along Highway 10 in this central Minnesota town, but a fire crew that responded said the spill was considerably smaller than...
ST. PAUL - Willmar’s wrestling team lost 42-21 to Hasting this morning in the quarterfinal match in the Class AAA State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. The Cardinals (19-4) now move on to a 11 a.m. matchup against Maple Grove (19-15) in the consolation semi-final. Hastings (27-8) moves on to a 1 p.m. semi-final matchup against top-ranked Apple Valley (31-0).
ST. PAUL - Willmar’s wrestling team defeated Maple Grove 36-26 Thursday morning in the consolation semi-final match in the Class AAA State Wrestling Tournament at Xcel Energy Center. The Cardinals (20-4) will now wrestle Moorhead (21-4) at 5 p.m. today for the consolation championship. Moorhead defeated St. Paul Tartan to advance to the consolation championship.
ST. PAUL - The Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo United wrestling team lost 46-12 to Simley Thurday morning in the quarterfinal match in the Class AA State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. United (28-5) now moves on to a 1 p.m. match against Totino-Grace (16-6) in the consolation semi-finals. Totino-Grace lost 32-25 in its quarterfinal match to Kasson-Mantorville. Simley (24-3) moves on to a 1 p.m. semi-final matchup against Kasson-Mantorville (24-6).
The Section 3A boys swimming diving prelims event scheduled for tonight at Hutchinson Middle School has been postponed due to the approaching snow storm. Diving prelims for Willmar and other 3A teams will be held Friday at Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road, in Hutchinson.
The Section 3A boys hockey game between Willmar and Windom scheduled for tonight in Willmar has been postponed due to the approaching snow storm. Willmar and Windom will play their section game at 3 p.m. Friday at Willmar Civic Center, 2707 Arena Drive NE, Willmar.
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U.S. Highway 212 is closed in both directions in Eden Prairie until at least noon following a police chase and subsequent police-involved shooting that left two dead. Highway 12 is specifically closed between Minnesota Highway 5 in Eden Prairie and Minnesota 101in Chanhassen, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Multiple police vehicles are visible on MnDOT traffic cameras surrounding another vehicle on U.S. 212 near the Eden Prairie border, between Minnesota Highway 101 and Dell Road about 8 a.m., according to the St.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reporting that a section of U.S. Highway 212 is closed in both directions until at least noon in the area of the border of Chanhassen and Eden Prairie. Highway 12 is specifically closed between Minnesota Highway 5 in Eden Prairie and Minnesota 101in Chanhassen. West central Minnesotans traveling east on Highway 212 this morning are encouraged to seek out other routes. MnDOT's 511MN.org web site is reporting that a law enforcement action along this Highway 212 sector is the reason for the road closing.