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Tom Cherveny

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 or by phone at 320-214-4335.

His beats include regional news and the outdoors. A native of Wisconsin, 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.

Portrait of PegFurshong, Clean Up the River Environment operations and director of programs
Environmental group urges west-central Minnesota counties to take hard look at proposed carbon pipeline
The Montevideo-based nonprofit Clean Up the River Environment told the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners its concerns about risks associated with what would be a first-of-its-kind project by Summit Carbon Solutions. The $4.5 billion project would build a five-state, 2,000-mile pipeline network — with about 200 miles in Minnesota — to transport carbon dioxide from ethanol plants for sequestration in North Dakota.
Fagen Inc. built more than one-half of the ethanol capacity in the U.S. Its founder said he was inspired by three cousins who began turning the corn they raised on their farms into ethanol in a small-scale operation in the early 1980s.
Summit Carbon Solutions has hosted six open house meetings in Minnesota for landowners along the proposed route of a pipeline to carry carbon dioxide. The No. 1 message from those meetings has been concern about drain tiles, company officials told the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners.
Summit Carbon Solutions, joined by Granite Falls Energy, hosted meetings with landowners to negotiate easements for a proposed pipeline to carry carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant to North Dakota. The plant is among 31 ethanol plants in five states that are part of the proposed $4.5 billion project.
A coordinated state and federal response to the avian influenza outbreak in Minnesota is headquartered at the Kandiyohi County Law Enforcement Center in Willmar. The presence of the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in the city also greatly augments the ability to the manage the threat the disease poses to turkey and poultry flocks.
Forsman Farms is investing in a cage-free egg farm on the former Rembrandt site in the City of Renville to hold 1.3 million layers. The new operation will create about 40 jobs. Work will start this year on new barns, but a timeline for completion is not yet established.
The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company began operations 25 years ago as among the first ethanol plants in Minnesota. It was launched as a pioneer of the Minnesota model: A farmer-owned cooperative producing value added earnings for corn growers.
A late start to the harvest, and wet, cold weather made the 2019-20 campaign one of the most challenging ever for the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative and its growers. The factory in Renville kept in compliance with its environmental regulations despite the challenges.
WILLMAR, Minn. — Hurricane Michael ripped through portions of Georgia and Alabama in 2018, causing millions of dollars in damage to peanut and cotton crops.
Ted Huisinga was always thinking about the future, and was instrumental in developing the turkey industry in west central Minnesota into national prominence. He died peacefully at age 95, having remained active in the business until recent days.