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Tom Cherveny

Reporter: Region and Outdoors

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoors reporter for the West Central Tribune.
He has been a reporter with the West Central Tribune since 1993.

Cherveny can be reached via email at tcherveny@wctrib.com or by phone at 320-214-4335.

His beats include regional news and the outdoors. Tom enjoys outdoor recreation, hunting and fishing.

Cherveny has a bachelor's in journalism and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He previously worked as the editor at the Granite Falls (Minnesota) Advocate Tribune.

Tom speaks English.

A second community discussion hosted on changing the name of Sibley State Park in west central Minnesota brought together three dozen people with differing views on the proposal.
A New London woman and former park naturalist has opened a conversation and launched a petition on changing the name of Sibley State Park due to Henry Hastings Sibley's treatment of the Dakota
Jerry Ostensoe was known for his soothing voice and the songs he wrote telling the stories of the people and places he knew in western Minnesota. Osetensoe, 71, died Monday at his Granite Falls home.
Forty years ago the Minnesota founders of Pheasants Forever — from the metropolitan area and from Kandiyohi County — met on the shores of Eagle Lake north of Willmar and agreed to the local control model that the organization continues today. The surviving founders of that meeting returned to Eagle Lake to visit about the organization's start and how they made that critical decision.
Christopher Allen Lee, 53, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of reckless discharge of a firearm involving a domestic incident. He was relieved of duties as chief for the Upper Sioux Police Department following his arrest.
A soil pathogen has led Brouwer Berries to cease strawberry production, much to the disappointment of thousands who came each year to the you-pick berry farm near Raymond. Owners Sarah and Dan Brouwer are working with researchers in hopes of someday resuming production.
Two self-described "thorns" in the sides of decision makers made it their quest to protect a small patch of Showy Lady's Slippers from construction for the Highway 23 "Gap" project. Thanks to their efforts, the plants were transplanted.
Madison Eklund has the winds under her wings now after battling the unrelenting current of a flooded Minnesota River and the severe weather that kept her off the water for days at a time. She aims to be the first solo kayaker to retrace the Fort Snelling to York Factory route made famous by Eric Sevareid and Walter Port and those who followed.
The documentary "Bring Her Home" helps bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Leya Hale hosted a screening of her documentary at Pioneer Public TV in Granite Falls in early May.
A young deer crashed into the Willmar Public Library on Monday afternoon.