Susan Lunneborg is news editor of the West Central Tribune. She joined the staff in Willmar in 1999 and has been a newspaper journalist for more than 20 years. She can be reached directly at the email linked here, but for the most timely response, please send news releases to the Tribune's general news email: email@example.com.
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MONTEVIDEO -- A 52-year-old Montevideo woman in a motorized wheelchair was struck and injured Friday afternoon in a pedestrian crosswalk in Montevideo.
Updated: 4:30 p.m. ATWATER -- Three people in a car suffered serious injuries Tuesday afternoon when the car caught fire after it rear-ended a semi on U.S. Highway 12 near Atwater. The Minnesota State Patrol said the car's driver Gerald W. Walther, 20, of Grove City, and one passenger, Faith M. Palmer, 18, of Grove City, were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with serious injuries. Another passenger, Jose I. Sauceda, 19, of Atwater, was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, also with serious injuries.
WILLMAR — Holiday shopping begins earlier and earlier every year, but Black Friday is still a day when millions of Americans want to shop — with advertising inserts from the local newspaper serving as their guide to the best deals local merchants have to offer. The West Central Tribune’s Wednesday edition with 22 advertising inserts will be the largest and best-selling newspaper of the year, with 4,000 extra copies printed. The advertisements in Wednesday’s newspaper “create a virtual shopping center, providing critical information to shoppers,” said Publisher Steve Ammermann.
WILLMAR -- Children ages 4 to 10 were invited to enjoy games, snacks and a puppet show at the Pumpkin Patch Carnival conducted Sunday by Willmar Community Education & Recreation.
WILLMAR — The community is invited today to say farewell to members of the Minnesota National Guard 682nd Engineering Battalion based in Willmar who are preparing for a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. “This will be the first deployment for two-thirds of the unit,” said Lt. Col. Keith Ferdon, battalion commander, in a news release. “Our battalion will be part of Task Force Wild in Kuwait.
HECTOR — Authorities have named the driver who was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Strey, 61, of Bird Island, died in the crash. He was initially trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extricated.
HECTOR -- One driver was killed Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection northeast of Hector. According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, the driver who was killed was initially trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extricated. This person was removed from the vehicle and later pronounced dead at the scene.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Convicted as a teenager in Kandiyohi County of murdering two people, Daniel Thomas Hood, 34, was indicted June 25 in the killing of another inmate in a New Mexico correctional facility.
Dana Guetter and Tyler Robinette, both of Burnsville, are engaged to be married July 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar. Dana is the daughter of Ron and Mary...
WILLMAR – Unofficial results from Tuesday’s general election show challenger Andrew Plowman has ousted incumbent Willmar City Councilman Bruce DeBlieck in Ward 1. All three precincts are reporting, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State, and Plowman received 664 votes to 594 votes for DeBlieck. DeBlieck, 61, radio maintenance supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, has served on the council since 1990. Plowman, 31, is employed at a family-owned business in Prinsburg.