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.

A man has begun serving a 21-month prison sentence for a domestic assault conviction in Swift County. Prison terms are expected in similar Clay County and Stearns County cases under the terms of a plea agreement.
A 46-year-old Willmar man was sentenced to prison for a first-degree drug sale conviction. The CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force found methamphetamine and fentanyl pills during execution of search warrants in the case.
A man originally charged with 10 criminal sexual conduct felonies for the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in 2015 in Willmar pleaded guilty to an amended charge in May 2022 and was sentenced Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in Kandiyohi County District Court to 41 months in prison followed by a 10-year conditional release period.
Willmar police responded to reports in November 2021 of a man making threats against a neighbor in his southeast Willmar apartment building and her friend. He also threatened officers who responded. He was sentenced Monday, June 13, 2022, in Kandiyohi County District Court to jail time and probation.
Dr. Mark Eakes, of Granite Falls, now faces a total of seven felony charges of criminal sexual conduct related to pelvic, rectal or breast exams on four patients from 2019 to 2021. He made his first court appearance March 21 on three felony charges against one alleged victim, and the criminal complaint against him has been amended four times since then. He was in court again June 13 to appear on the seven total charges. In an agreement with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, he is not practicing medicine while the charges are being resolved.
A Clara City man pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation for driving drunk and causing an accident that injured two others in July 2021. He was ordered to serve supervised probation for three years.
Benson, Minnesota, authorities were tipped to the presence of a Cokato man with active warrants against him. Drugs were found in his possession, as well, and he was sentenced to 19 months in prison.
There are 75 sites of confirmed H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 17, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
There are 70 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 10. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is approaching 2.9 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
There are 66 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 3. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is about 2.73 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.