Kelly Boldan has been editor of West Central Tribune and in Willmar, Minnesota, since October 2001. He joined Forum Communications Co. in November 1998 as editor of the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer.
He can be reached via email: or telephone: 320-214-4331.

Kelly previously was editor of Agri News in Rochester, Minn., the editor/publisher of Country World in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and a copy editor/reporter at the Sulphur Springs (Texas) News Telegram, an assistant editor of The Land in Mankato, Minn. and intern reporter/freelancer at The Country Today in Eau Claire, Wis.

He has a master's in business administration from the University of St. Thomas, a bachelor’s in print journalism and agriculture from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and an associate in rural communications from the University of Minnesota-Crookston.

Kelly grew up in Leader, Minn., and graduated from Motley (Minn.) High School. He served as editor of his high school newspaper for a year and editor of the high school yearbook for two years. Active in FFA, he served as a local, district and regional officer, and earned his American Farmer Degree. He was also a four-sport letterman in football, track and field, baseball and basketball.

He is a family historian and genealogist.

Kelly is married and lives in Willmar. Their adult son lives in Salt Lake City and works at the University of Utah Medical School and with Utah Hockey.

He speaks English.

The Memorial Day storm in 2022 that swept across South Dakota and Minnesota struck multiple communities and came close to home for West Central Tribune editor Kelly Boldan.
A photo of a throwers' relay competitor raised some readers concerns, but the majority of readers were complimentary of the photo and especially the Willmar Cardinal thrower competing in a sprint relay.
A Pope County Sheriff's deputy has died following a Cyrus shooting incident Saturday, according to the Minnesota Sheriff's Association. A Starbuck police officer and two Pope County deputies were shot Saturday evening after they responded to a report of a domestic dispute in Cyrus, Minnesota. There is no continuing threat to the public at this time.
Meridian Restaurants Unlimited has closed a number of Burger King sites in April after declaring bankruptcy in March.
Journalism ethics are the basis of being trusted and believed in. This article is a part of Trust Week, a Forum Communications series.
The blizzard conditions Friday night delayed delivery of the West Central Tribune to Willmar. Our Saturday edition is now available at regular dealer locations.
Road are snow and ice covered across west central Minnesota Saturday morning. A large storm system will likely impact the Upper Midwest on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. This storm system will bring a mixture of precipitation types to the region, including the potential for accumulating snow in western and central Minnesota.
Forum Communications Co. and its journalists join with the News Leaders Association this week in promoting and discussing Sunshine Week and the importance of open government.
Update: In Thursday's night matches: Class AAA Consolation: Willmar 43, Apple Valley 21 Class AA Consolation: Dawson-Boyd/LQPV/Montevideo 35, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 32 Class A Third Place: Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 32, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 30
After Winter Storm Olive dumped more than a foot of snow on west central Minnesota communities, residents began digging out from under the drifts on Thursday. Many state and county roadways remained drifted shut throughout Thursday, but plows were out and about getting them passable.