Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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REDWOOD FALLS – By ones, twos, threes and sometimes larger groups, mourners on Saturday approached the open casket of Chris Panitzke in the front of St. Johns Lutheran Church in...
REDWOOD FALLS – A second rural community shocked by the shooting deaths of two young adults has joined to mourn one of the victims. Chris Panitzke, 28, was remembered Saturday...
GRANITE FALLS — Crime Stoppers of Minnesota is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest or apprehension of Andrew Dikken, 28, of Granite Falls, formerly of Renville. Dikken...
GRANITE FALLS — An arrest warrant has been issued for Andrew Dikken, 28, suspect in the fatal shootings of Kara Monson, 26, of Granite Falls, and Chris Panitzke, 28, of Redwood Falls, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement.
MORTON -- Developing what could become a new model for how recreational opportunities and conservation should be approached in the Minnesota River Valley in Renville and Redwood counties is moving along like the river right now, slow but still on course.
GRANITE FALLS — Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies gathered Tuesday morning at the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office in Granite Falls to launch another aggressive search of Minnesota River bottomlands in hopes of bringing closure to the double homicide that has shocked this community.
GRANITE FALLS – Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies gathered Tuesday morning at the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office in Granite Falls to launch another aggressive search of Minnesota River...
GRANITE FALLS — Kara Monson's surviving family members are focused on celebrating her life at a memorial being held this morning at the Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, but also remain vigilant in seeking justice for her murder. "Our family is grieving the loss of Kara,'' said her mother, Patrice Monson of Granite Falls, in a statement on Monday afternoon. "I would like to thank the public for their concern and outpouring of support." "But we cannot rest until Andy (Dikken) comes forward,'' she stated.
MILAN — If there is a reason to believe a community of Pacific Island residents now making their home in the heart of Chippewa County can create their own homegrown business, it was to be seen last week. While outside temperatures soared into the 90s, the temperature inside the kitchen of the Milan Community School popped the mercury at 105 degrees. And yet, volunteers with the Anach Cooperative continued to slice, dice, boil and process their garden-grown peppers and tomatoes to make salsa and other home-canned products.
MONTEVIDEO — The woman who authorities say is the mother of two newborns whose remains were found last fall in South Dakota has voluntarily agreed to commitment for treatment of mental illness. Kelly Jean Anderson-Person, 34, of Clarkfield, formerly of Hendricks, voluntarily agreed to a civil commitment for mental illness during a closed hearing Friday afternoon in District Court in Montevideo, her attorney said following the hearing.