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Kandiyohi County honored as MCIT County of the Year
Verizon to sell data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion
OPEC oil output hits record high
Kandiyohi man, 83, injured in New London crash
Who's winning and losing in Minnesota's 2016 economy?
Bluejays girls team dominates Hendricks
Pitino has Gophers poised to take 12-1 record into Big Ten play
Is Dozier blockbuster trade in the works?
Wild remain unconcerned with middling special teams
Timberwolves' bench playing Minnesota's best basketball
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Bernice A. Benson
Belmer "Red" Fostvedt
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 31, 2016
Citizens to run for county commissions
WILLMAR — The following candidates filed for seats on area county boards, according to information available early Tuesday evening from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Filing for county offices closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Any candidate may withdraw a candidacy by 5...
May 31, 2016 - 11:07pm
October 16, 2015
County Board to meet Tuesday
WILLMAR — An Outstanding Agency award for Toward Zero Deaths enforcement will be presented to Kandiyohi County during the meeting of the County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. The board meets at 10 a.m. in the board room at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services Building. The...
October 16, 2015 - 10:59pm
July 1, 2015
Gov. Dayton gives commissioners significant raises
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton handed state commissioners annual average raises of $29,000 Wednesday, admitting that Minnesotans cannot relate to that big an increase. “My goal is to make government as good as possible,” Dayton said, adding that he came in thousands...
July 1, 2015 - 11:09pm
Minnesota commissioners’ raises
ST. PAUL — Here are the old and new salaries of Minnesota commissioners, by agency: Administration: $119,517, Administration: $119,517, $144,991 Agriculture: $119,517, $144,991 Commerce: $119,517, $144,991 Corrections: $119,517, $150,002 Education: $119,517, $150,002 Employment...
July 1, 2015 - 10:32pm
February 19, 2015
Governor, lawmakers, reach deal on commissioner pay raises
How they voted YES: Dave Baker, R-Willmar; Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg; Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City ST. PAUL — After weeks of fighting over salary raises Gov. Mark Dayton gave agency heads, he and lawmakers agreed to freeze salaries at 2014 levels through June 30 and strip governors...
February 19, 2015 - 11:34pm
October 7, 2014
County board candidates share views during forum
WILLMAR — The two candidates seeking a seat on the Kandiyohi County board of commissioners participated in a forum Tuesday night. Incumbent...
October 7, 2014 - 11:17pm
March 12, 2014
Governor signs bill allowing Kandiyohi County to appoint auditor, recorder
WILLMAR –– Now it’s up to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, or possibly the voters in the county. Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he signed legislation today that allows Kandiyohi County to appoint, rather than elect, the county auditor/treasurer and recorder....
March 12, 2014 - 2:14pm
February 11, 2014
Commissioners look at second opinion on YM Co. building plans
GRANITE FALLS — Yellow Medicine County will pursue a second opinion before making a decision on whether to raze its original courthouse and build a new facility on the site for court services and a number of county offices. And no matter whether the county decides to build new...
February 11, 2014 - 11:33pm
February 4, 2014
Welcome news for commissioners, as Renville Co. landfill options improving
OLIVIA — Renville County has a simple, low-cost option to extend the life of its landfill, the Renville County Board of Commissioners learned Tuesday at its work session. It could add another two years to the projected five years of capacity remaining in the landfill by increasing...
February 4, 2014 - 11:28pm
October 15, 2013
Renville County considering opening roads to recreational vehicles
OLIVIA — Renville County is considering a proposal to allow recreational vehicles to share county roads with cars and trucks. All-terrain vehicles, small utility trucks, and golf carts would be able to drive on the right side of gravel or paved county roads, provided their owners...
October 15, 2013 - 11:50pm
Up to $200K is allotted to address the issues with park bridge
By Carolyn Lange email@example.com WILLMAR — Recognizing that the remaining 2013 construction season is short and that a decision on a crucial emergency project can’t be delayed until after their next meeting in November, the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners gave the...
October 15, 2013 - 11:39pm
October 8, 2013
Renville County board to appoint new engineer
OLIVIA — The Renville County Board of Commissioners took a step Tuesday toward appointing a new public works director/highway engineer. At the meeting Tuesday, commissioners also approved a newly revised health ordinance, and continued discussions on the need to bring the county...
October 8, 2013 - 11:27pm
September 13, 2013
Swift County Commissioners move to iPads for official work
BENSON — After their regular meeting Tuesday, the Swift County Commissioners will sit down with their iPads and learn how to navigate the new tool. The county just purchased the iPads and all five commissioners will have their own electronic tablet to conduct official county...
September 13, 2013 - 11:23pm
September 3, 2013
Preliminary Kandiyohi County, Minn., budget certified
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners certified the preliminary 2014 budget at its meeting Tuesday. The $58.9 million budget is a slight increase over 2013 and includes a net tax levy increase of 1.17 percent. It's the lowest levy increase in the last seven years....
September 3, 2013 - 11:23pm
May 21, 2013
Kandiyohi County, Minn., campaign will sell idea of recycling
WILLMAR - Kandiyohi County will be using a local marketing company to help convince people to recycle. With an estimated cost of $3,000 to $5,000, the commissioners agreed the campaign is well worth the investment because it could mean extending the life of the landfill. The landfill...
May 21, 2013 - 7:13pm