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Column: The high points of a visit to southwest Minnesota

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

I learned only last week that Al Tlam — Elvin Tlam — died two years ago. He was 88, and he lived in State of Washington for decades. An engineer for Boeing. I would be surprised if half-a-dozen people from the local area know of Al.
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Updated: Southwest ND in blizzard warning, no-travel advisory in place

December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

After a blast of arctic air sent wind chills to a reported 51 degrees below zero in Dickinson over the weekend, southwest North Dakota has encountered blizzard conditions that began descending on the area Monday morning and created “near-whiteout c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Updated: Southwest ND in blizzard warning, no-travel advisory in place

December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

After a blast of arctic air sent wind chills at a reported 51 degrees below zero mark in Dickinson over the weekend, southwest North Dakota has encountered blizzard conditions that began descending on the area Monday morning and are expected to incre…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New SW MN Red Cross director begins duties

October 30, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Jennifer Hyk began her new duties Monday as the executive director of the Southwest Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross. In addition to becoming acclimated to a new job, she’s also learning her way around a new community. Continue Reading

Starbuck, MInn., man had 0.35 BAC, faces criminal vehicular charges for fatal crash

July 31, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GLENWOOD Dana Allen Schoen, 38, of Starbuck, made his first court appearance Monday on three criminal vehicular homicide or operation charges for allegedly driving while impaired and causing a motor vehicle crash that killed 5 month old Drake Bigler Saturday evening in Pope County. Continue Reading

A growing industry: Southwest North Dakota producers believe no shortage in food supply

May 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Earth gained another mouth to feed when the world’s 7 billionth person was born in October. Continue Reading

Being smart with nutrients; Experts, area farmers gather in Dickinson to discuss spring crop growth

March 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Crop experts schooled area growers Tuesday during the Southwest Grain Agronomy Winter Update at Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.
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Wahl leads Southwest Crisis Center forward

December 13, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

New director works to empower women
WORTHINGTON Nearly a month into her new role as director of the Southwest Crisis Center in Worthington, Sara Wahl is drawing from her experiences in women’s studies to ensure that victims of domestic violence have the support they need. Continue Reading

Field fires ravage southwest Minnesota and Iowa

September 29, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

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Southwest Initiative Foundation receives $6 million grant

June 26, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

HUTCHINSON The McKnight Foundation recently approved a grant to the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) totaling $6 million over the next five years to further the organization’s mission and impact in the region. In 25 years, The McKnight Foundation has contributed more than $40 million to SWIF, who has in turn leveraged those resources to contribute more than $54 million in southwest Minnesota. Continue Reading