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Kit Grode, Features & Sections Editor for the West Central Tribune

Kit Grode

Features & Sections Editor

Kit Grode joined the West Central Tribune as the features and sections editor in July 2021. As editor, she pitches, plans, and edits the West Central Tribune's special sections, including the weekly Showcase and Extra sections.

Kit began her journalism career as a copy editor with The Grand Island Independent in Grand Island, Nebraska, and worked her way up to the associate editorship by 2018, taking on the additional responsibility of pitching, planning and designing The Independent's special sections.

A lover of words from a young age, Kit decided to pursue that passion by creating a personalized degree program in college. She earned her bachelor's in publishing from Hastings College (Hastings, Nebraska) in 2014, and a graduate certificate in social media and public relations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019.

An avid Washington Capitals and Minnesota Whitecaps fan, Kit enjoys traveling both near and far to attend hockey games in her downtime. When not watching hockey or reading up on hockey history, you may find her writing or bookbinding or exploring what treasures Minnesota's small-town shops have to offer.

Kit speaks English.

You may reach Kit at kgrode@wctrib.com, or by calling 320-214-4336.

Bicycling is a low-cost way to meet up and exercise at the same time. With trails available throughout west central Minnesota, and several biking events slated for June through August, you can take a ride in your neighborhood, join a group or raise money for a cause.
Don't hesitate to get out and about with friends this summer. Sign up for a race — or walk — and invite a friend or two.
A temporary statewide ban on poultry events and exhibitions has been extended a second time, this time until July 1. It includes all poultry swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where live poultry and susceptible birds are brought together and then disperse.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza now stands at 62 sites, with a total of 2,718,082 birds affected, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Two additional infection sites were announced Friday, April 29.
The Friends of the Willmar Public Library organization will host its second "Wisdom and Wine" event Thursday, June 9, at the Willmar Conference Center. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dessert is served at 6:30.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza now stands at 62 sites, with a total of 2,718,082 birds affected, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Two additional infection sites were announced Friday, April 29.
Prairie Winds Concert Band, the Prairie Arts Chorale and Ridgewater College Theatre will all take the stage throughout the weekend to entertain.
Mark Rosen, former WCCO-TV sports anchor and author of the book “Best Seat in the House,” will be the guest speaker at Life Connections, held April 21-22, 2022, at the Willmar Civic Center.
The Kingery Family and the Larry Olsen Band will take the stage at the 2022 Life Connections event, April 21-22 at the Willmar Civic Center.
The Outstanding Senior Award will be presented at 9:45 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, to an individual age 50 or older who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment that benefits the community and its citizens.