Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
- Member for
- 5 years 7 months
GRANITE FALLS, Minn. --Linda Boehme's family pleaded with the court for every possible "ounce of justice" by sentencing their mother's killer to the maximum possible in this case, and they received it Tuesday. District Judge Dwayne Knutsen sentenced Chad Laraby, 54, of Granite Falls, to serve 20 years in prison. Laraby had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree unintentional murder for the brutal, fatal beating of Boehme, 65, in her home March 16 in Granite Falls.
MARSHALL, Minn. -- Nova Tech Engineering and its 40 employees moved 10 years ago from a pole shed on the west end of Willmar to the park-like setting of the Minnesota West Technology Campus. It now boasts 144 employees and an annual growth rate of 20 percent, but only because it is meeting the challenge of recruiting the skilled employees it needs.
APPLETON, Minn. -- At a time when most agricultural counties were adding jobs, Swift County saw its unemployment rate pop up to 8.3 percent, the highest in the state.
REDWOOD FALLS -- The Minnesota Inventors Congress is ceasing to operate after a 58-year run. "It's hard,'' said Deb Hess, its executive director for the past 31 years, when reached as she worked to complete the closing.
Folks in California pride themselves on being the trendsetters when it comes to the growing national interest in culinary choices that are both good for you and taste great.
By Tom Cherveny Forum News Service OLIVIA -- District Judge Randall Slieter concurred with a prosecutor's request and set bail at $1 million for the man accused of using a...
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., is expecting an announcement this week, perhaps as early as today that a trial vaccine is as effective against avian influenza in turkeys as earlier tests have shown it to be for chickens.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Look for lengthy litigation in the courts over the Environmental Protection Agency's new Waters of the United States rules, some progress on country of origin labeling, and continued frustration over finding money for conservation programs that were approved in the farm bill.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Congressman Collin Peterson is expecting an announcement this week, perhaps as early as today that a trial vaccine is as effective against avian influenza in turkeys as earlier tests have shown it to be for chickens.
DANUBE, Minn. — Tomorrow morning staff at the Migrant Head Start school here will re-open the doors and welcome back the children injured in a school bus accident on Monday. The children, ages infant through age six, suffered bumps and bruises when their 2010 IC school bus and a 2014 Kia Soul collided head on near the lookout wayside on U.S. Highway 212 just east of Granite Fall around 7 a.m.