A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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WILLMAR – Early election results in for the race in Minnesota’s Seventh District had DFL Congressman Collin Peterson running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Dave Hughes.
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.
SWIFT FALLS -- A park was heavily damaged Tuesday in a tornado that plowed through the southern part of Swift County. As many as 200 trees may have been snapped off or uprooted at the county park, located in Swift Falls.
SWIFT FALLS -- Carol Skarsten said she was "oblivious" to pending danger Tuesday afternoon while watching TV news about a storm warning for Swift County. But then her husband, Sanford, came tearing in the house and told her to run to the basement. A screaming tornado appeared to be just a couple hundred yards behind the barn, said Sanford Skarsten on Wednesday morning while standing in the debris that was strewn through the family's rural Swift Falls yard. The couple barely made it to the cellar of their 100-year-old house before the swirling winds hit. "The intensity of that thing," said
WILLMAR -- A Willmar teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to killing a Ridgewater College student last July. Miles David Edinburgh, 18, is charged with stabbing to death Adam Milton. Milton, 21, was from Florida.
WILLMAR -- A snowdrift that blocked a sidewalk near Willmar's Super Wal-Mart store left a blind man and his guide dog stranded on New Year's Day. According to Willmar police, the man's service dog didn't know how to guide the man over the snowdrift so that he could continue walking home. Because the path home was blocked, the dog apparently became disoriented and stopped. The man called police at 5:11 p.m. Thursday and said he was stuck and needed help.