Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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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
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce reports that fuel with higher-than-allowed concentrations of ethanol has been replaced at 37 stations in southern Minnesota, including a number in Renville County. The department has identified 38 gas stations and 10 secondary distributors in Minnesota that received gasoline with above-regulation concentrations.
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.
MONTEVIDEO -- Mayor Debra Lee Fader has lots of experience at welcoming hunters to Montevideo. She and her husband, Brad, own the Sportsmen Inn, a 23-room motel that promotes itself as a "hunting and fishing headquarters.'' This weekend will be a tad different, she admits, with Gov. Mark Dayton hosting the first-ever Governor's Pheasant Opener in Montevideo. "It's just going to be a great event for our area,'' said the mayor.
MONTEVIDEO -- Carrying signs and gesturing to motorists to honk in support, health care workers at Luther Haven in Montevideo conducted an informational picket Thursday along Minnesota Highway 7 in Montevideo in front of the 92-bed, skilled nursing facility. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
OLIVIA -- A request by a property owner and Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg to loosen regulations governing an interim use permit for a gravel mine met with some success. The Renville County Board of Commissioners at its meeting Tuesday approved a revised interim use permit for Duininck Inc. for gravel mining on property owned by Kenneth Kubesh in Troy Township. Jason Ver Steeg, of Duininck, previously told the board that a 100-foot setback requirement in the interim use permit was too restrictive.
Kurt Kramin felt as if he had escaped the worst when the July 1 storm that tore through Renville County toppled 35 trees on his farm place, but spared his home and buildings. That was until July 13, when he put a match to fuel to burn the tree limbs he had cleaned up. "Just a flash and it was over," he said. Caught in the fumes from the fuel, Kramin, 53, suffered third-, second- and first-degree burns to his arms and face.