A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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RAYMOND, Minn. — After explaining how technology-driven, prescription fertilizer methods make economic and environmental sense because fewer chemicals are applied to farmland, Noah Hultgren invited Matt Dean to climb into the cab of a John Deere combine. Even though there was too much snow to harvest corn and the combine was in a heated shop, Dean got the rundown on how the mammoth machine operates and then followed Hultgren outside to see a grain dryer that was reducing the moisture content of already harvested corn.
SPICER, Minn. — A dime-sized hole in a slender copper pipe could be the culprit in a 1.4 million-gallon loss of drinking water every month in the Green Lake Sanitary...
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The snow that hit the state last week led to a deadly weekend on snow-covered, icy Minnesota roads and numerous crashes on city streets and county roads...
GROVE CITY, Minn. — Students and staff in the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District are mourning the loss of high school senior Zach Junkermeier, who was killed Tuesday in an avalanche in Montana. Junkermeier, 18, of Lake Lillian, was snowmobiling with friends — including others from the Atwater and Lake Lillian community — when he was swept away by an avalanche near Cooke City, Mont. “Today is the day everybody’s numb and in shock and at a loss for words,” said Superintendent Sherri Broderius. “Students don’t know what to do. Teachers don’t know what to say.
WILLMAR, Minn. – A statewide homeless coalition with roots in west-central Minnesota wants the Legislature to approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing. The money is needed to ensure stability in families, schools and communities, said Rhonda Otteson, southwest regional coordinator for the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless. Otteson is based in Willmar. Gov.
Most wildlife should be able to weather the recent arctic blast just fine, but some species could have difficulty finding food because freezing rain encased their food source in ice. The latest blast of winter weather is “stressing wildlife earlier than in past years,” said Cory Netland, Department of Natural Resources wildlife supervisor in New London. “There’s definitely going to be some critters suffering from this,” he said. Because the snow isn’t deep, deer should be able to forage for food without too much difficulty, but Netland said pheasants could find it challenging to peck
Dave Baker will use his 12 years of experience as a small business owner to be the voice of the state’s largest business advocacy organization when he takes over as...
New technology is being incorporated into highway signs in rural Minnesota in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. Two of the new signs, which warn motorists with sensors...