Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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GRANITE FALLS -- In 1958, or two years after Metropolitan Stadium was erected for the Minneapolis Millers, citizens in Granite Falls voted to build the Manor nursing home for elderly in need of long-term care. Metropolitan Stadium went down in 1985. It's now time to replace the Granite Falls Manor nursing home, the board of directors for the municipal hospital and nursing home has decided.
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- The Rev. Fern Cloud never had any doubts that just a few weeks after the school year ended, youth in the Upper Sioux Community could be brought back into the learning mode for four straight days. "Are you kidding?'' said Cloud, pastor of the Pejuhutazizi Presbyterian Church, when asked if she had any worries about attracting youths to a summer learning camp.
GRANITE FALLS -- Thunderstorms swooped down in the middle of the night on 18 unsuspecting campers, with winds strong enough to pull some tents from their stakes and rain enough to soak most of the party. Some traditions never change.
MONTEVIDEO -- A defendant accused of having burglarized businesses in Montevideo will have to make several thousands of dollars in restitution and serve 120 days in jail, or face a possible 18-month prison sentence. Erik Fultz, 33, of rural Granite Falls, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in District Court in Montevideo on felony convictions for two counts of criminal damage to property in the first degree and one count of third degree burglary. The sentences will run concurrently -- or at the same time.
MONTEVIDEO -- A Montevideo man has begun serving a prison sentence of 27 months for thrusting a knife into the chest of a man during an argument. David Medellin Jr., who will turn 19 this month, was sentenced last week in District Court in Montevideo on the charge of assault in the second degree -- causing substantial bodily harm, according to Chippewa County Attorney David Gilbertson. The defendant was given credit for 68 days served in jail. Medellin is to serve the sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud.
MONTEVIDEO — Just as the summer season gets underway, someone stole the Let’s Go Fishing pontoon boat from the Montevideo chapter. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading...
RENVILLE -- Southwest Minnesota is a leader in the state when it comes to food production. When it comes to access to healthy foods, the 27-county region sometimes leads in the wrong ways, or does no better than average. In many of the counties, the percentage of residents with what is considered "low access'' to supermarkets and grocery stores offering a good mix of healthy, affordable foods is higher than 20 and 30 percent, according to data analysis by the University of Minnesota Extension.
GRANITE FALLS -- The Court of Appeals provided the Yellow Medicine East School District a complete victory in a lawsuit filed by two taxpayers over $10 million worth of health and safety improvements the district made. District taxpayers Scott Wintz and Patrick McCoy had challenged whether the district could issue bonds for the improvements without holding a voter referendum.
PAYNESVILLE -- Connor Moore endured nine blasts from improvised explosive devices while serving in Afghanistan. He returned to Paynesville with a Purple Heart after surviving the last. Fortunately for him, his wife, a military veteran too, knew that a very dangerous battle still awaited him. "Because of her military experience, she knew what to do, and because of my previous experience, she knew what she didn't want,'' said Moore.
ATWATER — A fundraiser on behalf of the Wounded Warriors Project will be June 29 in Atwater. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate...