Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture issued a consumer advisory on Friday, Oct. 19, for apple cider produced and distributed by Sunnyside Orchards of Pennock. The Sunnyside Orchards Apple Cider produced by the company was inadequately processed and stored at improper temperatures which would allow for harmful bacteria to grow. All cider produced since August 31, 2018 is affected. The cider was sold in both gallon and half-gallon containers. A photo of the label is provided. There have been no reports of illness associated with these products.
OLIVIA — An electrical contractor in Olivia is accused of tapping into the Olivia Municipal Utilities electrical distribution system and using an electrical panel in a hidden room to obtain free electricity to air condition his home. A criminal complaint filed in District Court in Renville County alleges that Roger Bradley Ridler, 41, of Olivia, told police he had tapped into the power before it reached his meter, in part because the city would not give him a rebate for lighting several years earlier.
OLIVIA, Minn. — Not your usual trip home for lunch: That's how Susie Lang described her drive on Friday. A bull moose bolted out in front her as she headed down an avenue on the west edge of Olivia, the city's familiar water tower and the U.S. Highway 212 commercial strip all within her eyesight. A friend with the Renville County Sheriff's Office had texted her shortly before Lang had left for lunch. She informed Lang that that there were reports of a moose in her neighborhood just outside of town. "Seriously," she said, "that's so cool.''
OLIVIA, Minn.—There was a point when Nathan Blad, CEO of the RC Hospitals and Clinics, might have seemed to be a prime candidate for nissen fundoplication, the surgery for acid reflux, or chronic heartburn. But his heartburn was acute and due entirely to the hospital's surgeon. Dr.
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. — For the first time in more years than any of them can remember, nine of the 11 Albrecht children were together with their father, John Wendell Albrecht.
BIRD ISLAND — A small west-central Minnesota town of just over 1,000 residents will get to see the Stanley Cup, thanks to the Washington Capitals head trainer.
HANLEY FALLS, Minn. — Irrigation can make economic sense for many corn farmers in Minnesota, but it is not known if a more costly investment in subsurface irrigation can produce the yields to justify the extra cost. Brian Velde aims to find out, thanks to an Innovation Grant from the Minnesota Corn Growers and the help of a University of Minnesota researcher.
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — A bow angler fishing in a private gravel pit near Redwood Falls on Sunday, June 4 caught the largest invasive carp recorded in Minnesota. The bighead carp measured 47½ inches in length and weighed 61.7 pounds.
By Tom Cherveny NTEVIDEO, Minn. – On the 13th of every month, always from 8:45 to 9:33 in the evening, Robin Paradee Savoy lights a candle, listens to music and remembers her daughter, Vinessa Lozano.