Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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NEW LONDON, Minn.—Success in the waterfowl blind starts months before the season opens. Just ask Mike Benjamin. He makes a practice of watching and especially, listening to waterfowl as they interact during the spring migration. It's where he learns the vocabulary of ducks and geese, which he uses to his advantage when calling them to his blinds come autumn. It also helps explains why Benjamin is now a two-time Minnesota state champion duck caller.
ST. PAUL—A former executive of a Minnesota-based industrial contracting firm will serve a 78-month sentence in the federal prison system for embezzling over $5.7 million over eight years from her former employer. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank sentenced Kirsten Tjosaas on Tuesday to the maximum sentence as recommended by federal guidelines for her convictions on federal wire fraud and money laundering charges.
CLINTON, Minn.—The small town of Clinton has not forgotten its native son for his bravery in the service of country. It's hoping the nation will not either. Residents in the Big Stone County community are joining an online petition by Homeland Magazine calling for retired Navy Captain E. Royce Williams to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The petition drive is seeking 100,000 signatures by month's end.
MINNEAPOLIS—A Bird Island woman who has served as a caregiver to her two grandchildren and described as honest and giving to others will serve 42 months in federal prison for stealing $1.7 million from her former employer.
WILLMAR -- Kerkhoven pilot Loren Larson was making an instrumental landing system approach to a runway at the La Crosse Regional Airport in Wisconsin when his single engine Mooney M20P...
APPLETON — Legislation to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton was met by angry protesters at its most important hearing, amendments from the floor to kill it, and public...
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- The combined effect of being over the weight limit of the plane and gusty wind conditions caused the crash of an ultralight aircraft Sept. 7, 2014, in...
The search for ways to keep nitrates out of the state’s waters has led researchers to the shores of Lake Wakanda in Kandiyohi County, where summer algae blooms speak to the importance of this quest.
MONTEVIDEO — More than 60 people of all ages took part as extras and volunteers in the shooting of a Uruguayan TV commercial in May in Montevideo. The Movistar cell...
OLIVIA — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is aiming to remain in compliance with environmental regulations it anticipates will become more stringent in the years ahead. “We’ll watch it real...