"The Diary of Anne Frank," The Barn Theatre's final production of the 2015-16 season, begins tonight. Based on the book of the same name, this newly adapted theatrical version documents the life of the young Jewish diarist whose story defined a generation. The production is sure to be the most touching and inspiring of the season.
AUSTIN—Hormel Foods Corporation CEO Jeffrey Ettinger will retire from the post Oct. 30, the company said Tuesday. The board of directors approved James Snee, its president and chief operating officer, to success Ettinger. The transition will occur at the end of Hormel's fiscal year. Ettinger will remain as chairman of the board. He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer from November 2006 to October 2015 when Snee became president and Ettinger then served as chairman and CEO. He has spent 27 years with Hormel.
This is the records summary for Sept. 7. Man accused of trying to run ex-wife off road WILLMAR—A 24-year-old man has been jailed after allegedly attempting to run his ex-wife off the road as they drove separate vehicles early Tuesday on state Highway 23.
Willmar City Administrator Larry Kruse announced his resignation Tuesday night at the end of Willmar City Council meeting. Kruse started work in Willmar on Dec. 21. Kruse had been the city administrator in Thief River Falls since January 2013. He also had served as city administrator for Albertville, Baxter, Park Rapids and Red Lake Falls.
WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old man has been jailed after allegedly attempting to run his ex-wife off the road as they drove separate vehicles early Tuesday on Highway 23. The man, from Raymond, is in the Kandiyohi County Jail, awaiting formal charges for second-degree assault and domestic assault in Kandiyohi County District Court. The incident happened at 1 a.m. near 60th St. S.W. in Willmar, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.
PAYNESVILLE - The 27-year-old mystery surrounding the abduction and disappearance of Jacob Wetterling ended this weekend in the way that nobody hoped but everybody feared - his remains were found near Paynesville. The 11-year-old Wetterling was abducted on a dirt road in 1989 near the home of his parents, Patty and Jerry Wetterling, in rural St. Joseph, about 25 miles from Paynesville.
This is the records summary for Sept. 6. Four injured in crash near New London NEW LONDON—Four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday night on state Highway 23 north of New London. All of the injuries were classified as non-life-threatening by the State Patrol.
PAYNESVILLE -- A steady stream of people stopped Monday alongside a road near Paynesville, overlooking a farm pasture where the remains of Jacob Wetterling were found. Flowers were left at the site as community members paid their respects. The 11-year-old Wetterling was abducted on a dirt road in 1989 near the home of his parents, Patty and Jerry Wetterling, in rural St. Joseph.
For many years, the West Central Tribune has published wedding and engagement announcements in the "Extra" section every Saturday in the paper. This month, the newspaper will expand the page to include other types of family milestones as well.
PAYNESVILLE—One year after its discovery in Koronis, starry stonewort has been confirmed in nearby Rice Lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Friday that the invasive species of macro algae has been confirmed in three more lakes: Rice Lake in Stearns County, Lake Winnibigoshish in Itasca and Cass counties, and Moose Lake in Beltrami County. Rice Lake is connected to Lake Koronis and Mud Lake, where starry stonewort was first confirmed in Minnesota in August 2015.