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October 30, 2010
Last-minute change made to intersection design
WILLMAR -- A misunderstanding or miscommunication between three government entities that are involved with a project to create a safer intersection...
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
August 27, 2010
Moving road will improve safety, co. contends
WILLMAR -- Eagle Lake area residents and landowners were given a chance Thursday to learn about and comment on Kandiyohi County proposals to...
August 27, 2010 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Sewer extension granted for some Diamond Lake residents
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are giving second-tier residents on Diamond Lake until July 2 to obtain a permit to install holding...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Segments of roads by Diamond, Eagle lakes could be rerouted
WILLMAR -- Lakeside roads by Eagle Lake and Diamond Lake could be rerouted away from high-density residential and camping areas and into open...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am
February 25, 2010
Proposal for redesign of government good place to begin debate
WILLMAR -- When Kandiyohi County Board Chairman Richard Falk saw a proposed 10-point plan for redesigning state and county governments, his response...
February 25, 2010 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Construction work on 'radio station road' will not be complete by deadline; Duininck Inc. facing penalties
WILLMAR -- More than a mile of a summer road project north of Willmar is not expected to be completed by the Nov. 15 deadline. The best residents can hope for on the north end of County Road 41 (also known as the radio station road) is a gravel base to drive on this winter, instead...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
August 31, 2009
Residents question extension of sewer to Diamond Lake
ATWATER -- Based on the questions and comments during informational meetings over the weekend in Atwater, it's obvious not all 300 homeowners around Diamond Lake are keen about a proposal to link up with the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District. But there may not be many...
August 31, 2009 - 12:00am
August 20, 2009
Letter: Making a joyful noise
Due to some recent letters concerning the Sonshine Festival event, I would like to share the following: Would Jesus condone tattoos, marijuana, and alcohol? Of course not! (Nor does any vendor sell marijuana or alcohol at these events as the first writer seemed to indicate). Would...
August 20, 2009 - 12:00am
July 24, 2009
County says it will work with township to upgrade road for local dairy
WILLMAR -- A $239,250 state matching grant will be used to upgrade a two-mile section of a gravel road in St.
July 24, 2009 - 12:00am
May 27, 2009
Committee takes no action on intersection design
WILLMAR -- The Willmar City Council's Public Works/Safety Committee made no recommendation Tuesday evening on a possible solution to reducing the higher than average number of crashes at the Business 71/County Road 24/23rd Street Northeast intersection. None of the four committee...
May 27, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Residents of Diamond Lake agree to discuss sewer system with county commissioners
WILLMAR -- Diamond Lake residents have agreed to work with Kandiyohi County and the Green Lake Sanitary Sewer and Water District to develop a sanitary sewer system on the lake. What that system is, however, may still be a point of discussion.
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
December 26, 2008
Weekend snowstorms cost thousands of dollars in overtime pay
WILLMAR -- Weekend snowstorms can be fun for kids, skiers and snowmobilers, but time-consuming for public works departments and expensive for...
December 26, 2008 - 12:00am
December 4, 2008
Board of Commissioners announces plan for public hearing in early 2009 to review county's gravel tax
WILLMAR -- A public hearing early next year will help determine if Kandiyohi County should continue taxing gravel mined in the county. The new tax was implemented just this year on a trial basis, with the commissioners agreeing to look at the results in two years. But new legislative...
December 4, 2008 - 12:00am
October 18, 2008
Nepotism in Renville County
I pose these following questions to residents and voters in the Eighth Judicial District, which includes Renville County. Is this good ethics and practice for our county officials to have the following: 1. Should we have District Court Judge Randall Slieter married to the court administrator...
October 18, 2008 - 12:00am
October 8, 2008
Olson Lake to be drained
SPICER -- A shallow 140-acre lake in the southwest part of Kandiyohi County will be drained dry this fall so invasive species of rough fish can be killed off. Olson Lake, located in Edwards Township, will then be restored to it current water level so vegetation can grow to create...
October 8, 2008 - 12:00am