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 National Weather Service in Chanhassen has issued a wind chill warning for all of west central Minnesota until noon today. It also issued a wind chill advisory through noon Monday. The weather service has cancelled the blizzard warning issued Saturday afternoon. Cold wind chills are forecast for today and tonight, with wind chill values 35 to 45 below. These wind chill values will cause frostbite in minutes. Arctic air will continue to rush into west central Minnesota behind the departing cold from that moved through the region Saturday night.
Blizzard conditions are developing in west central Minnesota later this afternoon along with dangerous wind chills by nightfall, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. The blizzard warning was issued at 3 p.m. this afternoon and runs through noon Sunday. A powerful Arctic cold front will move through the region later this afternoon with northwest winds of 30 to 35 mph. Gusts of 40 to 45 mph along the Minnesota River Valley in western Minnesota are expected.
Today is my mother Ruth’s 90th birthday. We are happy to see her celebrate this milestone. It was on a cold December night in 1923 that her mother Grace gave birth to this fourth child, with her grandma Susie serving as midwife and aunt Gladys assisting. Ruth has lived a challenging, interesting and inspiring life.
Two waves of snowfall can be expected through tonight across west central Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service.The first will move through this morning before noon, while the second is expected to move through after midnight tonight.Up to an inch of snow can be expected between the two systems.There is potential for a strong storm system to impact the region Thursday and Thursday night. There is still much uncertainty regarding the track of this system, which will be the determining factor for the snowfall amount.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota student says a man who sexually assaulted her claimed to be a police officer. Authorities say the woman was walking near campus about...
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis police say a 2-month-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a stray bullet. Related story: Uncle fired bullet that struck baby in Minneapolis The Minneapolis Star Tribune ( http://bit.ly/153x4en ) reports early Friday that the shooting happened about 9 p.m.
By Kelly Boldan and Tim Douglass GLENWOOD — Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a search of a Glenwood hotel Thursday afternoon after a public tip about a person matching the description of a “person of interest” in the Monday shooting death of Kara Ann Monson, 26, in her Granite Falls home. Andrew Joseph Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, has been sought in the homicide case and is still at large. A 911 call to the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a search this afternoon of the America’s Best Value Inn, a hotel located on state Highway 28 in Gle
WILLMAR — Chris Carlson, power supply broker for the Willmar Municipal Utilities, says the utility’s Load Share program is in effect for estimated peak load hours between noon and 6 p.m. today. Carlson said customers with interruptible units have been notified and are on stand-by. Radio alerts will be broadcast for these days, said Carlson.
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The farm shows Farmfest, held annually southeast of Redwood Falls, Minn., and Dakotafest, held annually southeast of Mitchell S.D., have reportedly been purchased by the American Farm Bureau Federation. The Cygnus Business Media agriculture group has sold its’ IDEAg group, which operates these shows, according to reports by Folio Magazine, a trade publication, and EXPO, a trade show web site. Farmfest opens its 2013 three-day run Tuesday on the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County and Dakotafest begins its three-day show Aug.