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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.

Although there were no new deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the last week, there were 612 new cases reported, a jump of 82 from the week previous.
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The housing market seems to be steadying out after a pandemic-fueled homebuying spree, but the low inventory of available homes on the market remains an issue.
Performing once more for live audiences, the New London Little Theatre has shifted its focus from producing stage plays to “art by appointment” experiences and other types of organic live performances, including the monthly Open Mic, Jazz Night and private events.
The Barn Theatre will present "Shrek, the Musical" Thursday through June 26.
The guide to summer fun and activities in west central Minnesota is here and ready for you to peruse.
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 Minnesota Board of Animal Health's list of confirmed cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza totals 79 sites in 28 counties, as of Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
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.