Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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WATSON -- A one-vote difference in the mayor's race led to a recount in Watson, but the results of the Nov. 2 election stayed the same. The recount conducted Monday showed Debra Birdsall as the new mayor with 43 votes over Robert Buchanan with 42 votes. Buchanan had filed for the office and his name was on the ballot, while Birdsall had not filed but was the recipient of write-in votes. Buchanan had requested the recount.
MONTEVIDEO -- School board members in Montevideo are considering the possibility of offering all-day, everyday kindergarten to all district students. Board members took up discussions on the issue at the meeting Monday. They informally agreed to study the feasibility of expanding its kindergarten offering, according to Superintendent Luther Heller. The Montevideo Public Schools currently offer an all-day, everyday kindergarten option if parents elect to send their children to it and pay a fee based on income.
WILLMAR -- Less corn and more deer add up to great prospects for deer hunters taking to the field for the opening of the 2010 firearm season today. "We expect it to be a bigger harvest," said Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in New London, when contacted earlier this week. Surveys conducted earlier this year by wildlife employees showed that the deer herd in the area has increased in number.
LAKE LILLIAN -- Brad Karl is returning to the hunting spot that put him in the record books. Karl, of Hutchinson, said earlier this week that he planned to open the 2010 firearm season on the public wildlife management area located on the south end of Big Kandiyohi Lake where he harvested one of the largest bucks in the recent history of Kandiyohi County. On the last day of the 2004 firearm season, Karl downed what everyone called "King Buck." After the required drying period, the 24-point, non-typical whitetail was measured for a 225 Boone and Crockett score, the best-ever entry from Kandiy
The new phone-in registration system and a new regulation prohibiting the cross-tagging of bucks are changes that hunters should be aware of this season, said Jeff Miller, assistant wildlife manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in New London. While hunters may still bring deer to big game registrations if they like, they also have the option of registering their deer by phone or the Internet. To register a deer by phone call 888-706-6367 or by Internet, visit the DNR website ( www.mndnr.gov ).
ST. PAUL -- Sen. Gary Kubly, DFL-Granite Falls, was among those who supported Sen. Tom Bakk's selection as the minority leader to represent the party in the State Senate. The DFL caucus selected Bakk its minority leader on Thursday, just two days after the election that saw the party lose its majority status in the chamber. Bakk, a carpenter from Cook, was an easy favorite for Kubly.
ST. PAUL -- State Senator Gary Kubly, DFl, Granite Falls was among those who supported state senator Tom Bakk's selection today as the minority leader to represent the party in the state senate. The DFL caucus selected Bakk its minority leader just two days after the election that saw the party lose its majority status in the chamber. Bakk, a carpenter from Cook, was an easy favorite for Kubly.
WILLMAR -- The story line behind the Minnesota Opera's current production of "Cinderalla" is very much about the combining of some very talented people: Roxana Constantinescu, a "young Romanian mezzo'' whose voice has been likened to chocolate, is matched with tenor James Valenti. They are part of a very comic take on "Cinderalla" as only the master of comedy, Gioachino Rossini of "The Barber of Seville'' fame, could compose. Those who appreciate the arts in the Willmar area will enjoy knowing how the production has combined two very talented artists with local ties as well. Andrew Wilkows
WATSON -- A landmark tree near Watson will be spared the ax. Kylene Olson, former mayor of Watson, received word this morning that engineers have instructed contractors to avoid cutting down the tree. Olson has been leading the effort to save the "Watson Mile Tree'' along Minnesota Highways 7/59 near the Chippewa County community.