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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.

Ryan Erickson's funeral is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Refuge Church at 1000 Sixth St. S.E. in Willmar. All Minnesota firefighters are invited to attend.
The funeral for Ryan Leif Erickson is scheduled for Friday, May 20. He was killed May 12 on duty, en route to his storm spotter role.
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The public is invited to line Main Street in Blomkest from approximately 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in honor of Erickson's long service to the Blomkest Fire Department, the city of Blomkest and Kandiyohi County.
Any household that wants to receive the tests can go to, enter their name and address, and submit their request.
Downed power lines were reported in Kandiyohi and Swift counties Thursday night amid widespread storms across Minnesota.
Thursday will be warmer during the day, followed by likely thunderstorms Thursday evening, some could be severe.
Company plans to establish a $13 million manufacturing facility in Rogers, Minnesota, by the end of 2022.
A heavy thunderstorm rolled through central Minnesota on the morning of May 9, 2022, depositing hail at many locations.
The wind is supposed to subside Friday to breezy levels, according to the National Weather Service.
An update late Monday from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health showed a total of five avian flu infection sites in Minnesota, with new sites identified in Lac qui Parle and Kandiyohi counties. The Board of Animal Health web page on the state's avian flu response is now updated at noon each weekday. There were no additional flocks listed after noon Tuesday.