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Read it! Love it! Live it!: Tribune's new Live it! magazine makes debut

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WILLMAR -- After weeks of waiting and speculation, Live it! has finally arrived.

Live it!, a new quarterly lifestyle magazine produced by the West Central Tribune, highlights the people, places and things that make west central Minnesota an exciting place to live.

The magazine will publish five times a year, including a special end-of-year issue, and feature topics such as art, food, health, fashion and family. The magazine will focus entirely on local people, places and events.

The premiere issue, which will be distributed today throughout the area, offers a mix of stories, from a profile on local artist Eva (Carlson) Miller to a feature on the Christoffer family, who are in their second year of hosting a Willmar Stingers player.

The first issue also contains a Q&A with local entrepreneur Stacey Lux, who owns Lillians boutiques in Willmar and Hutchinson, a health piece on the dangers of sun exposure, a feature on "staycation" options for those vacationing close to home this year, and grilling tips and recipes from three local food experts.

"I'm proud of the product that we've created and look forward to learning more through stories about the people and places that make west central Minnesota so great," said Sharon Bomstad, Live it! editor. "It's your community, it's your interests, it's your magazine."

Live it! will be distributed via direct mail and newspaper carrier delivery in the immediate area.

It will also be available at more than 20 regular locations in Willmar, as well as a number of locations throughout the west central Minnesota region.

You may also see Live it! on its website:, on Facebook at or Twitter at: @liveitmag.

For general inquiries and story ideas, email or call 320-235-1150.

To advertise with the magazine, contact Kevin Smith, advertising director, at To become a distributor of Live it!, call 320-235-1150.

Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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