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West Central Tribune Minute

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MACCRAY alumna Nancy Harms to help celebrate new performing arts auditorium at alma mater
Wed Dec 07 09:00:00 EST 2022
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: The MACCRAY community will be celebrating the grand opening of the new performing arts auditorium at the school with a special concert. Jazz singer and alumni Nancy Harms will be taking the stage on Dec. 10.

West Central Singers return to stage with seasonal concert
Wed Dec 07 08:00:00 EST 2022
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: After a two-year hiatus, the West Central Singers are back with "In Winter's Time," a concert full of songs of the season. The choir will be performing in New London and in Willmar on Dec. 10 and 11.

Records Report for Dec. 6, 2022
Tue Dec 06 12:00:00 EST 2022
Records Report for Dec. 6, 2022

Records Report for Dec. 5, 2022
Mon Dec 05 12:00:00 EST 2022
Stories referenced in this episode:
The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.
Brayan Fabricio Galeas-Hernandez, 18, of Willmar, was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court to five years of supervised probation after serving 128 days in the Kandiyohi County Jail.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Taylors Country Store offers Grove City residents a more personal shopping experience
Sun Dec 04 08:00:00 EST 2022
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: Taylors Country Store of Grove City is a small store that caters to those who want a more personal shopping experience than what is offered in larger supermarkets or big box stores.

Records Report for Dec. 3, 2022
Sat Dec 03 12:00:00 EST 2022
Stories referenced in this episode:
The measure is part of a class-action suit filed by the ACLU on behalf of 12 protesters
The psychologist lied about providing services to at least 29 members of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, resulting in more than half a million dollars in losses to the tribe.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Toys for Tots program celebrates 10th year in Kandiyohi, McLeod and Stearns counties
Sat Dec 03 08:00:00 EST 2022
A West Central Tribune Minute feature story: The Toys for Tots campaign in Kandiyohi, McLeod and western Stearns counties is marking its 10th anniversary this year, while the national program, run by the Marine Corps Reserve, is marking 75 years of providing holiday cheer for children. In the region, it is shaping up to be a big year with coordinator Steve Gralish hoping to provide four to five toys per child. 

Records Report for Dec. 2, 2022
Fri Dec 02 12:00:00 EST 2022
Stories Referenced in this Episode:
Goodhue County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Sutton-Brown, a nearly 20-year law enforcement veteran, shot an unarmed 24-year-old Fernando Javier Carbajal after authorities say Carbajal chased the deputy.
Jorden Nicole Borders, 32, of Crosslake, Minnesota, is expected to agree to the termination of her parental rights in a Friday court hearing.
The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
Upper Minnesota River Valley counties provide fertile grounds for growing arts development
Fri Dec 02 08:00:00 EST 2022
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The Upper Minnesota River Valley counties have long been fertile soil for artists. A proposal to promote the arts for economic development in the rural setting has allowed many to discover the
Records Report for Dec. 1, 2022
Thu Dec 01 12:00:00 EST 2022
Records Report for Dec. 1, 2022