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Shelby Lindrud


Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.
She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

She started at the Tribune in December 2015. Her focus area has been features since May 2022. Prior to that, she covered the city of Willmar and Kandiyohi County.

A 2006 graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Shelby first worked for the Olivia Times-Journal/Renville Star Farmer News, later the Renville County Register, in Olivia, Minnesota from July 2006 to December 2015. First she held the position as staff writer before being promoted to editor in December 2012.

Shelby has won multiple Minnesota Newspaper Association awards for both writing and photography.

She grew up in several different areas as the daughter of an active duty Air Force father. Shelby lived in Texas, Michigan and Ohio. She also lived for three years in Bitburg, Germany.

In her free time Shelby loves to read, play video games and watch her favorite movies and television shows and spend time with her family and pets. Her favorite author is J.R.R. Tolkien. She is also a baseball and hockey fan.

Shelby speaks English.

Breaking News
Rollie Nissen, Kandiyohi County Commissioner of District 3, has announced he will not be running for reelection.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners held a work session on how to spend the remaining $1.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds the county has. Out of the original $8.3 million, the board dedicated 75 percent of it to expanding broadband access in the county.
More candidates are filing for office in Kandiyohi County and Willmar.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that resurfacing work on Minnesota Highway 4, north of Cosmos, will begin Monday, May 23. Drivers will be detoured around the work zone.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar held a remote panel discussion on the storm and flooding damage across the state from last week’s storms. Invited to take part was the Mayor of Benson, which was hard-hit. Also on the panel were representatives from Stevens, Todd, Polk and Koochiching counties.
The filing period for candidates running for elected office opened on Tuesday. There are already a handful of candidates that have filed for open offices in Kandiyohi County and Willmar, as well as Minnesota House District 16B.
Two individuals from Willmar have been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a 19-year-old Pennock woman. She was pronounced dead at a home near New London in April.
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra Associate Conductor Nickolai Podvin is only a few short months away from realizing a lifelong dream — studying conducting at a prestigious school in Europe. This September, he will be attending the Royal Academy of Music and Drama in London. It is a dream that might not have come true without the love and support from family, friends and the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra.
The annual Young Artists' Concert of the Willmar Symphonic Orchestra will be held May 21 at the Willmar Education and Arts Center. It will showcase the winner of the Young Artists' Competition, celloist Caroline Becker.
The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution declaring a disaster in the county after the harsh weather last week. The resolution is the first step in the process to obtain possible state funding to help pay for damage to public infrastructure and facilities caused by the weather. There is also the chance of federal funding if the state as a whole declares a disaster.