Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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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.
MONTEVIDEO -- House Speaker Kurt Zellers bagged the rooster, but Gov.
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
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.
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.