‘Made with Pride’

Did you know there are some 73 manufacturing firms in Kandiyohi County, and 234 in our seven-county region of Minnesota?

“Made with Pride … in West Central Minnesota” is the theme of the West Central Tribune’s annual Focus edition, publishing today!

The advertising and editorial staff have been working since early February to put together three Focus sections that do just that – focus on firms manufacturing/making products right here in our own backyard.

Everything from Major League bats and flagpoles to farm sprayers and and chocolates are made in this area – and shipped around the world!

No kidding, many items made by our friends and neighbors right here in west central Minnesota have a huge impact on people’s jobs and lives around the globe.

Those items also add to our recreational fun, whether it’s custom exhaust for a muscle car made in Litchfield or an Ice Castle fish house constructed more to the west in Montevideo.

Our only regret is that we aren’t able to bring you all 234 stories, but we tried to get a good sampling of what’s going on in your neighborhood!


The culmination of all the hard work put in by our staff – while maintaining our daily print product, online products and social media chatter – is what you see in your paper today.

A huge “thank you” to all of our staff at the West Central Tribune for their efforts in making today’s Focus project another huge success.

And, we hope our readers enjoy reading all the fun and unique stories, as much as our staff enjoyed bringing them to you – both in the way of editorial articles and personalized ads.