Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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MONTEVIDEO, Minnesota -- An Uruguayan film crew is seeking local men and women of all ages to casting call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to audition for a TV commercial that will be filmed in Montevideo. MNBombay Films of Montevideo, Uruguay, has issued a casting call to to western Minnesota residents who are interested in appearing in a commercial that will air on television throughout Uruguay, South America.
FRANKLIN, Minn. - Erik Lee Green, 34, of Franklin died when the All-Terrain-Vehicle he was driving struck a vehicle parked on the shoulder of a road in Franklin in Renville County at 7:33 p.m. on Thursday. The Renville County Sheriff’s Department reported that Green was driving the ATV on County Road 5, just to the south of Fifth Avenue in the City of Franklin. Responding EMS members of the Franklin Ambulance Service, North Memorial Ambulance of Redwood Falls and North Air Care attempted to resuscitate Green. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
ST. PAUL — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has filed a petition to join the appeal on the dismissal of charges in a widely reported GPS deer poaching case from Lac qui Parle County. Last month, District Judge Thomas Van Hon dismissed the 13 charges against Joshua Liebl, 38, of Dawson, for allegedly shooting two deer illegally. Authorities charged Liebl after placing a GPS device on his pickup truck.
MADISON, Minn. --Lac qui Parle County Attorney Richard Stulz has appealed a district court ruling dismissing 13 charges against a Dawson man for allegedly poaching deer in the county in...
MADISON, Minn. - A district judge has dismissed all 13 game violations against a Dawson man in a poaching case that has attracted statewide attention.
MILAN, Minn. — Their neighbors in Milan certainly took notice when Carol Ford and Chuck Waibel decided that winter was a good time of year to grow food in Minnesota. The couple showed that it’s possible to make a profit raising healthy greens during the deep of winter in a passive solar greenhouse they built on their garage. What Ford calls their “little, big idea’’ is now getting noticed well beyond her neighborhood. She will be one of four featured speakers April 1 for the Minneapolis TEDx talks.
GRANITE FALLS — Almost 16 years ago, Ted Thull started building a 4,400-square-foot house he intended to be his dream home in a new residential area of Granite Falls. He calculates that he has invested $100,000 into the project, not counting the value of his labor. Unless a judge decides otherwise, the city of Granite Falls is prepared to raze the structure and bury it in a landfill, and send Thull a bill of more than $11,000 for the costs.
DAWSON, Minn. — Shannon Larson intended to show his son, Holt, some ice fishing action when they ventured out on the north side of Lac qui Parle Lake Tuesday. It’s what they saw while driving across the ice that caught the eye of Holt’s father. Garbage. Lots of it. Upset by what he saw, Shannon Larson, of Dawson, complained about it in a Facebook posting. Then he thought about it and realized: “It doesn’t do any good to complain,’’ Larson said.
APPLETON — Gov. Mark Dayton holds the key to reopening the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, local legislators told a crowd of nearly 300 at a community meeting Wednesday evening Appleton. Sen. Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, and Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, kept an optimistic tone as they discussed prospects for bringing what’s being called the “Appleton option’’ to the Legislature this session.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. - A Chippewa County jury needed less than two hours of deliberations to return a guilty verdict in the second degree murder trial of Michael Grussing, 54, of...