Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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GRANITE FALLS -- Students and faculty at the Yellow Medicine East Schools in Granite Falls give their buildings much improved marks following more than $10 million in improvements completed over the last two summers to the elementary, middle and high school buildings. Now a district judge will give a pass or fail grade on whether the district abided by state law when it issued financing without conducting a referendum.
OLIVIA -- While she was publicly demanding that the town's police chief be suspended while investigated for an alleged wrong doing, Sharon Lothert was taking advantage of her position as a city council member and president of the Economic Development Agency in Danube to steal rent checks written to the city. Lothert, 59, of Hector, admitted to the offenses during a court appearance Friday in district court in Olivia. She pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft and a gross misdemeanor charge of misconduct by a public official. District Judge Randall Slieter accepted the pleas, and dismiss
WILLMAR -- A historic house once prominent on Litchfield's signature street, Sibley Avenue, is now a feature of the prairie landscape just west of Willmar. Stubbs Builders and Movers, of Long Lake, delivered the three-story house on Thursday afternoon to its new location south of Minnesota Highway 40.
WILLMAR -- An historic house that stood on Sibley Avenue in Litchfield since 1894 is now yards away from a new location just west of Willmar and south of Minnesota Highway 40 near the airport. Workers with Stubbs Builders and Movers, Long Lake, moved the house across Minnesota Highway 23 at the intersection with Kandiyohi County Road 5 shortly before noon today. They will be crossing a soybean field and placing the three-story structure on its new location this afternoon. The house began its journey on Monday.
BENSON -- The new spokesman for community newspapers across the country comes to his role with ink in his veins from more than 30 years on the job, and an upbringing in it as well. Reed Anfinson's father, Ronald, and partner Jim Kenney purchased the Swift County Monitor and the Swift County News in 1960, when Reed was 6 years old. He graduated from the Benson High School in 1972 and headed to the University of Minnesota with intentions of majoring in marine biology.
BENSON -- Community newspapers are facing daunting challenges, and the need to tell people about them has never been greater. It's why Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor News in Benson, said he agreed to serve as president of the National Newspaper Association, when its demands will ask much of him both personally and as a business owner. "I have a passionate belief we are at a crucial time in history and I cannot step away from it,'' said Anfinson of his role as national spokesman for community newspapers. He took on his new role at the association's convention last month
MONTEVIDEO -- House Speaker Kurt Zellers bagged the rooster, but Gov.
MONTEVIDEO - House Speaker Kurt Zellers bagged the rooster, but Gov.
MONTEVIDEO - House Speaker Kurt Zellers bagged the rooster, but Governor Mark Dayton fired plenty of zingers as he inaugurated the first Governor's Pheasant Opener today near the Lac qui Parle refuge northwest of Montevideo. "Today the speaker and I were in the same party,'' said the DFL governor as he, the Republican leader of the House and other party members returned from a morning hunt on public lands on the Lac qui Parle refuge. The governor did not bag a bird, but had to hold his shot as his press secretary was between him and two roosters the party flushed, acc
MONTEVIDEO -- Gov. Mark Dayton will open Minnesota's pheasant season today with all of the fanfare previously reserved only for the start of the state's fishing and deer seasons. The first-ever Governor's Pheasant Opener will focus on the Montevideo area, where local hosts are leading the governor and other state and federal office holders, state officials and news reporters from Warroad to Worthington on hunts on both private and public lands. The governor is emphasizing public lands and the accessibility of hunting opportunities in the state.