Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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BIRD ISLAND — One of the country's largest wind power developers is proposing to build a 100-megawatt wind farm in Renville County, which would be the largest wind project in this region.
PRINSBURG — State Representative Tim Miller is among four Republican House members who announced they will be caucusing separately from their party as the New Republican Caucus. Miller, of Prinsburg, joins Reps. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa, Cal Bahr of East Bethel and Jeremy Munson of Lake Crystal in forming the caucus. They informed House Speaker Kurt Daudt of their intentions on Friday.
BIRD ISLAND — EDP Renewables' proposal to build a wind farm near Bird Island is not the first time this area in Renville County has been considered for a renewable energy project. One decade ago, a group of local investors known as Norfolk Wind Energy LLC was very interested in developing what would have been a 40-megawatt wind farm just south of the community. The proximity to a major transmission line and a substation that can serve as the on-ramp to it attracted the group's attention.
GRANITE FALLS - The City of Granite Falls brought warm light to an otherwise dark and cold winter night, and will be doing so from hereon in. Over 80 people joined Thursday evening with temperatures in the mid-teens to cheer as the city turned on a newly-installed LED lighting system to illuminate its historic pedestrian bridge spanning the Minnesota River in the city’s downtown.
MONTEVIDEO — Steve Williams did not receive a big welcome home after he returned from his service in the Vietnam War, but his legacy will be to provide a home where other veterans will know their service is appreciated.
MONTEVIDEO – Steve Williams did not receive a big welcome home after he served in Vietnam, but his legacy will be providing other veterans with a home where they know their service is appreciated. Surviving family members of Williams presented a $2.8 million contribution to the Montevideo Veterans Home project on Wednesday. It’s the largest gift ever to a Minnesota veterans home, according to Commissioner Larry Shellito of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. It brought the total Montevideo community contribution to $7.4 million.
MONTEVIDEO — The city of Montevideo and City Manager Steve Jones are parting ways. City Council members at their meeting Monday approved two agreements with Jones. The first, described by City Attorney Jan Nelson as a retirement through resignation, is a retirement agreement and release of all claims between the two. The unanimous vote to accept the agreement ends Jones role as city manager effective Dec. 7.
BENSON — The city of Benson told the Public Utilities Commission it will not support a co-location proposal by the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and BioPro for the former Fibrominn property. In a Nov. 30 letter to the PUC, the city stated it has denied the request by the companies for support.
GRANITE FALLS — Montevideo's assistant city manager will be leaving to become the new administrator for Yellow Medicine County. Angie Steinbach accepted the county administrator position on Tuesday following negotiations with the County Board of Commissioners. The commissioners had offered her the post earlier in November as their choice among finalists interviewed for the post.
MONTEVIDEO — A major donation from the family of a late Vietnam veteran is helping make possible the Montevideo Veterans Home, and will be the cause for a special celebration on Dec. 5. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs and the city of Montevideo will announce the major gift from the family of the late Steve Williams at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the American Legion Club in Montevideo. Jim Williams, his surviving brother, will join them to announce the details of the gift.