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December 1, 2013
KAT takes transit in new direction
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi Area Transit is moving in a new direction — literally and figuratively. KAT is currently working with Meeker County to establish a shared route between Litchfield and Willmar and they are working with the Renville County transit system on a proposed merger...
December 1, 2013 - 11:13pm
March 5, 2012
Stand up, do the right thing
I picked up the Saturday, Feb. 25th edition of the West Central Tribune and I saw an editorial cartoon on the opinion page. It was a pregnant woman and a female medical professional and she said to the expecting mother: "It's a boy. Which means he'll grow up to be a man. Who will...
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
February 13, 2010
Solutions being sought for KAT's volunteer driver program
WILLMAR -- Solutions are being sought to keep a volunteer driver program, which transports people to medical appointments, operating in the aftermath of a new state interpretation of federal rules. If a resolution isn't reached by the Department of Human Services and Minnesota Department...
February 13, 2010 - 12:00am
February 2, 2010
Interpretation creating new headaches for the volunteer drivers at KAT
WILLMAR -- At least three or four times a week Maury Ferden uses his personal vehicle to drive Kandiyohi County residents to medical appointments. Those...
February 2, 2010 - 12:00am
December 19, 2009
KAT won't leave bowlers stranded in 2010
WILLMAR -- A group of bowlers who depend on public transportation to get home after their Monday night games won't be left stranded in 2010. The Kandiyohi Area Transit's joint powers board agreed Friday to make a bus and driver available for two hours each Monday night for the bowlers,...
December 19, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2009
KAT announces its evening taxi service will cease at the end of this year
WILLMAR -- The evening taxi service that is subsidized by the Kandiyohi Area Transit system will end at the end of the year. KAT's expansion committee will look for options to fill the evening transportation gap. KAT currently pays RideNet $20 an hour to provide taxi service from...
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
July 22, 2009
KAT plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary this week
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi Area Transit system will be celebrating its 10th anniversary Thursday afternoon at the Becker Street Market. Representatives from KAT will be at their new bus stop, the Becker Street Station, from 3-5 p.m. Thursday to promote KAT, answer questions and serve...
July 22, 2009 - 12:00am
May 26, 2009
Swift County nears turning hazardous site into scenic park
SWIFT FALLS -- Just as time and new grass can erase the signs of death on a battlefield, the same is happening in Swift Falls where a once hazardous...
May 26, 2009 - 12:00am
February 7, 2009
Local governments consider cutbacks in KAT funding
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi Area Transit system may have to operate on fewer dollars from local government donors. At a joint powers meeting Friday, members of the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners and Willmar City Council who sit on the KAT board said they may reduce their annual...
February 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
Touted KAT employee has been named replacement for Groothuis
WILLMAR -- Tiffany Collins, who has been second in command at the Kandiyohi Area Transit since it was started in 1999, was hired Monday as transit...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 28, 2008
Letter: Bredeck will work for people
I would like to clarify some misleading information I have been receiving in the mail about state representative candidate Mike Bredeck. Some have tried to distract voters by lying about Bredeck's stance on funding for metro, when in fact he believes in fair funding for rural Minnesota...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
Community banks still safe
In these times of financial crisis and billion-dollar rescue plans, there's one financial institution that you can still count on -- your independently owned community bank. Economic conditions and business cycles constantly change, but independent community banks have proven to...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am