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 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..
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The search-and-rescue operation at a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia has been halted for the moment. After working through the night, firefighters and rescue workers remain at the scene Thursday morning but are not actively combing through debris. Video: 13 injured, 6 dead after 4-story building collapse Authorities have not officially
DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler says its sales rose 11 percent in May, a sign that auto sales rebounded from a slight dip in April. The automaker says it sold almost...
Willmar and west central Minnesota remain in a National Weather Service-issued red flag warning this morning. As warm, dry air and gusty winds move into the area, temperatures are expected to reach into the mid-90s by the afternoon. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecasted to dissipate by 1 p.m. Pope, Stearns, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Renville and Stevens counties are all included in the red flag warning, which will remain in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday.