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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.

Xcel Energy oversaw the implosion of the former Minnesota Valley electric generation plant in Granite Falls on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The plant generated electricity from 1930 to 2004, and was officially retired in 2009.
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.
Our late spring is a challenge for migrating birds and frustrating for us, but it's not without its drama.
Attitudes are changing as more anglers are discovering that so-called "rough fish" are fun to catch and make excellent table fare. Corey Geving, founder of roughfish.org, is helping lead the way.
Phone calls and tips from friends and strangers lead Granite Falls couple on journeys around the state and other states for the sake of that perfect picture.
Jeff Drexler built his first fish house in 1997 at the request of a dealer selling the backyard storage sheds he was manufacturing at the time. Montevideo-based Ice Castle now produces 50 different models of its popular RV/fish wheelhouses, and demand continues to grow.
Natural curiosity is all it took to lead this outdoor enthusiast on a journey of exploration. Nicole Zempel has turned her passion for all things natural into art while also introducing others to the natural world through presentations on foraging and cooking with native plants and mushrooms.
It's a tradition for many anglers to head north for the fishing opener, but last year's COVID-19 pandemic led many to stay close to home. There's good reason to stick with that strategy this year as well, as lakes in southern Minnesota offers lots of good fishing.
Bow hunter fended off the attacking birds with his hands and played by the rules as two toms go after decoy he carried.