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Shelby Lindrud


Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.
She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

She started at the Tribune in December 2015. Her focus area has been features since May 2022. Prior to that, she covered the city of Willmar and Kandiyohi County.

A 2006 graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Shelby first worked for the Olivia Times-Journal/Renville Star Farmer News, later the Renville County Register, in Olivia, Minnesota from July 2006 to December 2015. First she held the position as staff writer before being promoted to editor in December 2012.

Shelby has won multiple Minnesota Newspaper Association awards for both writing and photography.

She grew up in several different areas as the daughter of an active duty Air Force father. Shelby lived in Texas, Michigan and Ohio. She also lived for three years in Bitburg, Germany.

In her free time Shelby loves to read, play video games and watch her favorite movies and television shows and spend time with her family and pets. Her favorite author is J.R.R. Tolkien. She is also a baseball and hockey fan.

Shelby speaks English.

Two deaths were reported Sunday on the Minnesota River in Renville County. The body of Matthew James Wrobleski, 48, of Willmar, was discovered Sunday afternoon in a log jam between Franklin and Morton. Authorities also identified apparent drowning victim Lance Edward Scheer, 19, of Redwood Falls, who was pulled from the water after he had been swimming in the river near Vicksburg Park. Both incident are under investigation.
Two deaths were reported Sunday on the Minnesota River in Renville County. One body was discovered in a log jam between Franklin and Morton, while the second was a young male who had been swimming in the river near Vicksburg Park. Both are under investigation.
State and federal lawmakers, as well as the state's agriculture commissioner and director of the state Board of Animal Health, came to Kandiyohi County on Tuesday to speak to area poultry producers and industry officials about how the avian flu has impacted them. Discussion was also had on how the state has been responding to the latest outbreak.
Members of the Olivia community gathered Friday evening near where Isaac Hoff, 13, was killed early Thursday morning, to remember, grieve and try to understand how such a thing could happen. Hoff was killed after being stabbed, allegedly by his mother's boyfriend. Houston Morris has been charged with three felony counts of second-degree murder.
Three counts of second-degree murder have been filed against Houston Allen Morris, of Olivia, who allegedly stabbed and killed the 13-year-old Isaac Hoff, son of his girlfriend early Thursday morning in Olivia.
Robert Ramirez, 2, was found safe early Friday, after an Amber Alert was issued when law enforcement believed the toddler was abducted near Westport.
An Ortonville truck driver died in a single-vehicle crash in Swift County on Saturday evening, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.
Matt Laubach was able to walk away after his combine was hit by a train Saturday afternoon south of Glenwood. It was the second mishap to happen to him in less than 48 hours. The day before, he and his daughter tested positive for COVID-19.
This year’s Princess Kay of the Milky Way comes from Litchfield and represents Meeker County. Anna Euerle, 19, was crowned Aug. 25 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and will serve as the goodwill ambassador for the 2,500 dairy farm families in the state. She’ll also get her head carved out of butter.
Kandiyohi County officials have reported thefts of road signs since August, mostly in the northeastern part of the county, including the towns of Willmar, New London and Spicer. About three dozen signs and a construction barrel were recovered this week, and the investigation is continuing.