Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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Andrew Hegreberg said goodbye forever to his family in the region of Stavanger, Norway, at age 15 in the late 1800s. He spent his first winter in America burning cow chips for heat in a sod house near Minot, N.D. He eventually made his way to Spicer, Minn., where he farmed and started a family. More than a century later, great-grandson Greg Larsen became a celebrity on Norwegian television. In the process he learned what his heritage was really all about. “Here I am a couple of generations later reaping the benefits of all their sacrifices,’’ said Larsen, 44, of Los Angeles, Calif.
MILAN — Carol Ford will be able to carry on the work of her late husband and develop a local foods network in the region based on the production of winter greens in passive solar greenhouses. Ford, of Milan, announced last week that the Bush Leadership Fellowship that had been awarded to Chuck Waibel in 2013 has been converted into a memorial grant to the Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership Board. The grant funds will allow her to start work this month as a part-time project coordinator for the plan mapped out by Waibel. He died Aug.
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo Police have released a photo of homicide victim Thomas Dickson in hopes of contacting surviving family members or others who may have known him. Police have been unable to locate any of his family members since the discovery of his body on Dec. 23 in his apartment on Canyon Avenue, about one block from Main Street. Dickson was employed at Chandler Industries in Montevideo. He has been living in Montevideo since 2011, according to Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher.
LITCHFIELD — A 32-year-old Cosmos man is facing a charge of criminal vehicular operation – causing great bodily harm for allegedly striking a man with his pickup around 5:12 a.m. Sunday.
MONTEVIDEO – Authorities are now ruling the death of Thomas Dickson, 64, on Monday in Montevideo as a homicide, Police Chief Adam Christropher announced shortly before noon on Saturday. Dickson’s body had been reportedly found about 10:15 p.m. on Monday in his upstairs apartment in an apartment building on Canyon Avenue, one block from the city’s Main Street.
WILLMAR — Strong winds and snow are on the way, leading the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities to issue a weather advisory for the Willmar and west central Minnesota area for this evening and into Sunday. The combination of strong winds, light snow and cold temperatures will create the potential for blizzard-like conditions in the area starting after dark today, according to John Dlugoenski, a meteorologist with AccuWeather. The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s office issued a warning yesterday afternoon warning that wind gusts and blow snow will reduce visibility in open areas and make i
GRANITE FALLS — An opportunity to refinance bonds could lead the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners to make a decision sooner, rather than later, on whether to replace its aged courthouse. Michelle May, finance director, told the commissioners at their meeting on Thursday that bond consultants estimate the county could save $100,000 to $140,000 if it took advantage of the opportunity to refinance the bonds from the 2000 project that houses the jail and social services center, the newest section of the courthouse complex.
MONTEVIDEO — Montevideo police said they were unable to release any new information Thursday on the investigation into what they are terming the suspicious death of Thomas Dickson, 64. His body was discovered in his apartment around 10:15 p.m. on Monday. Dickson lived in a second-floor apartment unit on Canyon Avenue, one block from the town’s Main Street. Montevideo Police Chief Adam Christopher said that the investigation is continuing to take baby steps forward, but that police were not at a point where they could release additional information as to the cause or nature of the death.
MONTEVIDEO - The Montevideo Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating what they are terming the suspicious death of a Montevideo man. Thomas Dickson, 64 of Montevideo was found deceased in his apartment in the 100 block of W. Canyon Ave. at 10:13 p.m. on Monday. The body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner. The BCA is processing the scene.
The YouTube video shows a line of women defiantly linking arms and blocking access to a mine while singing the Guatemalan national anthem.