Sharon Bomstad is the features editor at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and is the editor of the newspaper's Live it! Magazine. She has been an employee of the West Central Tribune for more than 35 years.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's sweeping ban on people seeking refuge in the United States and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries caused confusion and panic among travelers on Saturday, with some turned back from U.S.-bound flights. Immigration lawyers in New York sued to block the order, saying numerous people have already been unlawfully detained.
LOS ANGELES - The iconic hillside sign overlooking Southern California's film-and-television hub was defaced overnight in honor of marijuana. Residents awoke on Sunday to find "Hollyweed" staring down at them in four-story, white letters from Los Angeles' Mount Lee, where a version of the picture-ready "Hollywood" sign was first erected in 1923. City surveillance cameras captured footage of someone dressed in black about 3 a.m. whom police believe was behind the conversion, Sgt. Robert Payan of the Los Angeles Police Department said in a phone interview.
Kelsey Marie Maxfield, Willmar, and Adam Harris Hedlof, Willmar. Reid Thomas Lund, North Liberty, Iowa, and Jenna Marie Peterson, Lake Lillian. Rachel Anne Streich, Willmar, and Lane Bradley Mitchell, Willmar. Josiah Daniel Olson, Willmar, and Ariel Neoma Joan Privatt, Willmar.
WILLMAR — The Barn Theatre presents “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and Feb. 18-20 with 2:30 p.m. shows Sundays, Feb. 14 and 21. “The Addams Family” is based on the characters created by Charles Addams, a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. It features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare.
Today the West Central Tribune published our 2015 Focus project: '"A Day in the Life." On Feb. 24, we invited Tribune readers, as well as our co-workers, to join our news staff in documenting a normal day in the lives of people in west central Minnesota. We asked for tidbits of information from the day, as well as photographs, videos and diaries. We were overwhelmed by the response.
Regional organic farmers report they are heading into spring greenhouse planting this month, and though those teasing March freeze-thaw cycles might have some of us still wishing for 70-degree weather, the end of winter is in sight. With spring’s beginnings comes the promise of the greenhouse seedlings — lettuce, kale, Swiss chard and other crops — and a hopeful vision of a sturdy local food system. So what is a local food system, anyway? According to the U.S.
WILLMAR — This year’s Studio Hop has a new schedule. The event opens tonight and runs all-day Saturday. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The Studio Hop is an opportunity to tour artists’ workshops, visit with the artists and view demonstrations. A total of 25 different artists will be featured at 16 sites during this free event. The artists in our area always display an eclectic mix of artwork — paintings in several media, jewelry, sculpture in many forms, pottery, mixed media & photography.
WILLMAR -- Emergency personnel responded to a single-car accident along Willmar Avenue shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. One person was injured in the accident, which involved the vehicle leaving the road and hitting a tree at 904 Willmar Ave. S.E. As rescue personnel worked to remove the woman from the vehicle, an officer at the scene said, "at this point, we are going under the assumption she fell asleep at the wheel." Personnel from the Willmar fire and police departments, and rescue and ambulance personnel responded to the scene. No further information is available at this time.