Susan Lunneborg, News Editor of the West Central Tribune

Susan Lunneborg

News Editor

Susan Lunneborg is the news editor of the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota. A journalist for more than 25 years, she has worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

Lunneborg can be reached via email at slunneborg@wctib.com or call her directly at 320-214-4343.

Lunneborg grew up on a farm in southeastern North Dakota. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Minnesota in Morris where she graduated with high distinction.

While employed by the Daily News in Wahpeton, North Dakota, she was a city government, economic development and agriculture reporter while also serving as a copy editor.

She continued working as both a copy editor and reporter for The Daily Republic of Mitchell, South Dakota, where she covered regional news and agriculture.

She became the night editor of the West Central Tribune in 1998 and the following year was promoted to news editor.

She speaks English.

Adrian Medina, 16, made his first appearance Friday as a certified adult in Kandiyohi County District Court. He faces two counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. Medina was identified by an adult male witness as the alleged shooter in a Willmar shooting reported Aug. 27, 2022.
Jomar Luis Saenz, 22, of Willmar, was sentenced Oct. 28 to concurrent prison terms of 58 months in a Willmar shooting in August of 2021 and 36 months in a separate incident earlier the same night. Saenz entered an Alford guilty plea to first-degree burglary and second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. Other charges, including attempted murder, were dismissed. Saenz's expected release date is Nov. 4, 2024.
A study of water rates was conducted this year during planning for an expansion of the Willmar's Water Treatment Plant, and an increase in rates was recommended. The public hearing before the Willmar City Council is Monday during the council's regular meeting.
These are the unofficial results of the 2022 election for county level offices in west central Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office.
Unofficial 2022 election results reported from cities in Kandiyohi County as of Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.
Election results will not be available in Wednesday's print edition of the West Central Tribune, as that paper will be printed before the polls close on Tuesday. Results will be found here at wctrib.com as soon as they are available Tuesday night.
Election results will not be available in Wednesday's print edition of the West Central Tribune as that paper will be printed before the polls close on Tuesday. Results will be found here at wctrib.com as soon as they are available Tuesday night.
Election results will not be available in Wednesday's print edition of the West Central Tribune as that paper will be printed before the polls close on Tuesday. Results will be found here at wctrib.com as soon as they are available Tuesday night.
Dolores Aranda, 44, of Willmar, was sentenced Oct. 6 in Kandiyohi County District Court to prison after she pleaded guilty to possessing and selling drugs. The two charges were filed in separate cases. According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement agents found more than 253 grams of marijuana and more than 167 grams of methamphetamine along with other drugs when executing a search warrant in March 2022.
Alfredo Luna, 47, was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court to 180 days in jail, with credit for 15 days served. Luna also received a stayed prison sentence and will be on supervised probation for five years. Luna entered an Alford guilty plea to one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Three other counts were dismissed.