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Our top stories from 2021

At the West Central Tribune, we are honored to share the unique and compelling local stories of our community and work hard to keep you informed. In 2021, we published more than 5,700 articles sharing the news and stories that matter to you. As we welcome a new year, let’s reflect on some of the top stories from 2021 that connected our community

Cold case review in decades-old murder case leads to Wilmar native

Since 1974, Mabel Herman’s homicide has remained unsolved. Now, decades later, the cold case has been revived, leading to the arrest of a Wilmar native for the Herman homicide.

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Five young men burned Sunday at bonfire in rural Granite Falls

After pouring a flammable liquid on a bonfire, five young men suffer serious injuries – resulting in three of the men having to be airlifted to medical facilities.

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Shrimp is a jumbo business in west central Minnesota

A local business could produce the first commercial-scale saltwater shrimp to be born, raised and processed in Minnesota. Once fully operational, it could provide baby shrimp to shrimp growers around the country.

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Beryl Novak has lived alone in his one-room deer shack for 44 years. That’s the way he likes it.

Since 1977 Beryl Novak has called the northern woods of Minnesota home. After purchasing 40 acres of land and moving a one-room shack to the site for deer hunting, Novak liked it so much he moved in for good.

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Giant muskie pulled through the ice from unexpected lake near Alexandria in most unusual of ways

After setting up a Vexilar sonar unit to help catch sunfish, a group of locals shockingly reel in a 50-inch muskie in a lake not known for such fish.

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