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. 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.

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, 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.
Cool temperatures and brisk winds may have tempered opening-day success, but warming temperatures this weekend and ahead have the makings for a very good 2021 turkey season in the area.
An opportunity to purchase what is now Mitlyng's Bait and Tackle sounded like a good idea to two brothers who loved to hunt and fish back in 1974. One of those brothers has stayed with it ever since, knowing that his customers still consider a bait shop near the Lac qui Parle dam a very good idea indeed.