Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — A group of residents in a west-central Minnesota town wants to work with the Minnesota Immigration Freedom Network to make the community immigrant friendly. "We wanted to see if Montevideo can take the next step,'' said Amy Bacigalupo as she welcomed a small gathering May 16 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Montevideo.
KERKHOVEN, Minn. — City Council members in Kerkhoven will decide Monday whether to accept the resignation of controversial Mayor James Rothers only three months into his two-year term. If they do, which is expected, they will also decide whether to appoint a successor or hold a special election to replace him in the town of about 750 people about 100 miles west of Minneapolis.
ST. PAUL — Landowners are learning what types of alternative practices will be allowed as options to meet Minnesota's new buffer law. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources released a list of six possible options Thursday that are meant to serve as guidance to landowners considering alternative practices, according to John Jaschke, the board's executive director. He emphasized that the six options being announced now are not the only alternative practices that will be allowed.
BENSON, Minn. — Here's how far and wide the fame of the Benson Bakery reaches. When Toby Johannessen's neighbor returned from a camping trip to Alaska, he reported that the ranger who handled his registration took one look at his address and told him matter-of-factly: "There's a good bakery there in Benson.''
ST. PAUL—A coalition of religious and civil rights organizations will continue to oppose legislation that calls for the State of Minnesota to lease or purchase the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton.
MONTEVIDEO — There is no shortage of young men and women with all the skills and desire they need to make farming their lives, according to Amy Bacigalupo of the Land Stewardship Project in Montevideo. She works with many of them through the Farm Beginnings program. Unfortunately, she also knows that some of them will throw up their hands at some point and say, "I can't do this.'' They're all up against the same barrier: The high cost of land, she said. Since its start, the federal crop insurance program has played an ever increasing role in the rising cost of land, Bacigalupo said.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — A 19-year-old college student and his father are facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly violating Lac qui Parle County’s social host ordinance. The charges stem from a party...
WILLMAR, Minn. — One day after hearing a former professional wrestler take the stand and deny all of the allegations of criminal sexual conduct against him, a Kandiyohi County jury...
MILAN, Minn. — Carol Ford will be able to carry on the work of her late husband and develop a local foods network in western Minnesota based on the production...
GLENWOOD — A grand jury in Pope County has issued indictments charging Amanda Lea Peltier, 32, of Starbuck, with first-degree murder while committing child abuse and murder in the second...