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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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.
WILLMAR - The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department reported tonight that they arrested a third individual at about 1:15 p.m.
HUTCHINSON -- Descendants of the Dakota leader Taoyateduta, early Minnesota settlers and others gathered here Saturday for a ceremony to honor the Dakota chief, known as Little Crow, and other Dakota. The ceremony was held on the occasion of his death, July 3, more than 150 years ago. It honored Chief Little Crow and other Dakotas who died during the U.S.-Dakota War and its aftermath. More than one-quarter of the Dakota in Minnesota died in the Dakota Diaspora following the war.
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The North Dakota Legislative Council is asking the state attorney general for an opinion on whether North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani broke the law by deleting more than 45,000 emails that may have been subject to an open records request. Legislative Council attorney John Bjornson has asked Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem if Bresciani broke laws by destroying records that may have been subject to an open records request. On April 29, the Legislative Council, on behalf of an unnamed legislator, requested emails from a number of State Board of Higher Education officia
A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Yellow Medicine, Swift, western Chippewa and eastern Lac Qui Parle counties in west central Minnesota until 7 a.m. this morning. At 6:17 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 10 miles north of Benson to Montevideo to Minneota. This line of thunderstorms is moving east at 40 mph. This system has posted winds gusts in the 60 mph range. A wind gust of 65 was reported by the automated weather station at Madison..