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Records published Aug. 25
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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
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Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Gary G. Glein
Carol J. Hansen
Herbert K. Dittes
Emma Ruth Kassa
Melvin E. Anderson
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
Commentary: A nice column about Donald Trump
Cartoon by Chris Britt
January 7, 2016
VIDEO: Motorist OK after sliding into ditch near Prinsburg
A 26-year-old man escaped injury at about 6 a.m. Thursday when his car slid off Kandiyohi County Highway 1 near Prinsburg and into a drainage...
January 7, 2016 - 12:13pm
February 3, 2015
Machine developed in Bakken Oil Field could lay large drainage lines in west central Minnesota farm fields
OLIVIA — A machine developed to lay pipeline in the Bakken Oil Field of North Dakota could be put to work in Renville, Kandiyohi and neighboring...
February 3, 2015 - 11:04pm
November 27, 2012
Meeker Co. drainage ditch expansion takes another step forward
WILLMAR -- The process to allow a nearly 3/4-mile-long private drainage ditch in Meeker County to become part of Kandiyohi County Ditch 52 took another step Monday. During a brief meeting, the joint ditch committee, which includes three commissioners from Kandiyohi County and two...
November 27, 2012 - 12:00am
August 9, 2012
Hutchinson, Minn., teen to hospital after dirt bike crash
COSMOS -- A 17-year-old Hutchinson teen was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday near Cosmos. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Hunter Turner was hurt in...
August 9, 2012 - 8:45am
November 17, 2010
Redetermination of county ditch benefits under way on eight systems
WILLMAR -- A process to figure out how much certain landowners should pay to maintain public drainage ditch systems is under way in Kandiyohi County. The redetermination of benefits of 11 public ditch systems began this year. The process is nearly completed on eight systems that...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 22, 2010
Officials approve key step for wind farms
WILLMAR -- Commissioners from three county boards gave permission Tuesday for two wind farms to bury transmission lines under drainage ditches that the three entities share. The action will allow Adams Wi-nd Generations of Co-smos and Danielson Wind Farm of Atwater to bore under...
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
Renville County and Bird Island remain at odds over ditch issue
OLIVIA -- The Renville County Board of Commissioners decided not to act on a petition by the city of Bird Island to remove itself from the County Ditch 66 system and instead pay an annual, fixed outlet fee. The decision came after the commissioners met Tuesday with three viewers...
August 25, 2010 - 12:00am
July 28, 2010
Bird Island balks at co. ditch cost; Renville Co. may as well
OLIVIA -- The city of Bird Island has balked at a recommendation by viewers for County Ditch 66 that the city pay an annual outlet fee of $7,000 for its ongoing maintenance. Renville County may balk as well. The Renville County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday to postpone...
July 28, 2010 - 12:00am
July 22, 2010
Report recommends $7,000 fee for Bird Island outlet to Ditch 66
OLIVIA -- Viewers are recommending that Bird Island pay an annual fee of $7,000 for discharging into Renville County Ditch 66, a number that is probably three times what the city is willing to pay. The Renville County Board of Commissioners received the report Tuesday at its work...
July 22, 2010 - 12:00am
May 3, 2010
This month marks 20th anniversary of Adopt a Highway
WILLMAR -- During a half-mile walk down one side of Highway 12 and a half-mile walk down the other side of the road Thursday, Alice Weiberg and...
May 3, 2010 - 12:00am
August 7, 2009
Longtime Hawk Creek bridge dispute is on its way to court
MONTEVIDEO -- A dispute that could be said to be over 40 years in the making has five county commissioners and the county attorneys from Chippewa,...
August 7, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Frustrations are on the rise with waters in Renville County Ditch 45
OLIVIA -- Frustrations are rising faster than the waters in Renville County Ditch 45. Landowners on the ditch's upper reach alleged earlier this year that discharges from the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative caused some flooding in their farm fields along it. In response,...
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
February 10, 2009
New county ordinance for septic systems under review
WILLMAR -- A proposed ordinance that would revise how septic systems are regulated in Kandiyohi County was reviewed Monday by the Planning Commission. A public hearing will be held March 9. If approved, the county's existing ordinance for individual subsurface sewage treatment systems...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am