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Study: Lake Kasota forest area resists Dutch elm disease in west central Minnesota

November 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The Reid Woods located south of Kandiyohi on property owned by Dr. William and Ute Reid is home to a relict forest that is a unique prairie forest with trees more than 100 feet tall and hundreds of years old. Continue Reading

World War II museum sents grand opening in Granite Falls, Minn.

September 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Grand opening will showcase museum and its active fleet of aircraft, vehicles Continue Reading

Fagen Fighters World War II Museum ready for takeoff in Granite Falls, Minn.

September 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

To appreciate how prized this collection of World War II aircraft is, know this: The new, 15,000-square-foot brick-faced hangar that holds them is built to be tornado proof.
Yet despite its strength and the firepower on display in it, the signature exhibit of the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum makes weak-kneed the strongest of warriors.
A sculpture by acclaimed artist Fred Hoppe Jr. depicts a squad of American soldiers bursting from a landing craft onto the sands of Utah Beach on D-Day.
Ron Fagen knows of one veteran of the Normandy invasion who “completely broke down” when viewing the work. Continue Reading

Bon Ton Roulet: Tribune editor makes amends for being too studious by bicycling around New York’s Finger Lakes

August 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

My arms glistened with sweat streaked with sun block.
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Taking a sesquicentennial tour of U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862

August 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

There is heightened interest as Minnesota marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862.
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A message to high school graduates …

May 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

I graduated from high school in 1992. Microsoft had just released Works not Word and the first nicotine patch was introduced to help stop smoking.
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Cultural celebrations today in Willmar, Minn.

May 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Both events are open to the public. Continue Reading

Prom trends this year include sequins, sparkles, just about anything glittery

April 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Across the region, high school students are gearing up for that one special, romantic, splurge-because-it’s-worth-it night that will be remembered for years to come: prom night, of course. Continue Reading

Spring cleaning? Get rid of unwanted items at ReStore in Willmar, Minn.

April 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Donate items to new Habitat for Humanity ReStore for reuse Continue Reading

Top 5 spring cleaning supplies

April 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

To spring clean most effectively, you need to have the right supplies, said Russ Lammers, owner of Lammers Household Services in Willmar. Here are his top five must-have cleaning supplies: Continue Reading