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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GRANITE FALLS -- No charges are currently pending in Minnesota against the individual who produced a gun during a law enforcement interview Tuesday at a home in Clarkfield, but Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten expects to release more details about the incident late this afternoon.
CLARKFIELD -- A handgun was fired in a struggle with law enforcement during an interview today at a home in Clarkfield. According to a news release from Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten, no one was injured in the incident. Agents from the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation this morning were at the 800 block of Ninth Avenue in Clarkfield in western Minnesota to interview an individual regarding an ongoing investigation in South Dakota, and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's Office was providing security assistance.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Two years after he made history by becoming the Navy's first black pilot, Ensign Jesse Brown lay trapped in his downed fighter plane in subfreezing North Korea, his leg broken and bleeding. His wingman crash-landed to try to save him, and even burned his hands trying to put out the flames.
WILLMAR -- On a hot day like today, officials from the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter in Willmar say don't forget your four-legged friends.
WILLMAR -- The heat advisory in effect through Thursday evening has been expanded to Willmar and much of the rest of west central and central Minnesota. The National Weather Service office in the Twin Cities says temperatures in the lower to middle 90s combined with heat indices near 100 will lead
WILLMAR -– Two of the biggest Willmar Fests events are happening today. The Little Crow Ski Team show and fireworks that had been scheduled for Saturday were postponed until today due to the weather. The ski show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, free of charge, at Robbins Island in Willmar and the fireworks will be at 10 p.m. The ski show will be free of charge because of the postponement, James Miller, Willmar Fests board vice president, said Saturday in announcing the changes.
WILLMAR –- The Willmar Fests beach party that had been planned this evening at Robbins Island in Willmar has instead been moved tonight to the Willmar Civic Center due to the weather, and the band that was scheduled to play outdoors tonight as part of the festivities will go on-stage a little after 8 p.m. tonight at the Civic Center. James Miller, Willmar Fests board vice president, said the beach party will go on until around 11 p.m.
WILLMAR – The Willmar forecast today is for rain and snow, but less than an inch of snow is expected. The rest of the state may not be so lucky. A winter storm warning has been issued for the metro area and south central Minnesota.
WILLMAR — All you wishful thinkers, find your boots again — the winter weather system that has arrived this morning could bring up to a foot of snow over the next few days in west central Minnesota. The National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen says the storm will bring several rounds of precipitation, and snowfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are possible in west central Minnesota by Thursday.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- New questions are confronting the university that Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes attended amid disclosures that a psychiatrist warned campus police a month before the deadly assault that Holmes was dangerous and had homicidal thoughts. By DAN ELLIOTT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press