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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'
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
October 6, 2010
Butterfield says issues need fresh ideas
WILLMAR -- As a first-time candidate for the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, Jim Butterfield said he would bring a "fresh set of eyes"...
October 6, 2010 - 12:00am
October 1, 2010
County Board candidates present views
WILLMAR -- Consolidating services and saving taxpayers money was the theme of listener-generated questions that were posed to the six men running...
October 1, 2010 - 12:00am
August 24, 2010
Landfill, health insurance costs cause for bulk of co. levy increase
WILLMAR -- Budget requests from nearly every Kandiyohi County department were either the same, or less, than last year, resulting in a trim overall...
August 24, 2010 - 12:00am
July 7, 2010
County task force to begin studying landfill's future
A new task force is about to begin studying the future of the Kandiyohi County Landfill. The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners appointed...
July 7, 2010 - 12:00am
Officials talk of a possible new home for Willmar Ambulance
WILLMAR -- Plans are moving ahead that would allow the Willmar Ambulance Service to move into Kandiyohi County's new rescue squad building on...
April 7, 2010 - 12:00am
March 27, 2010
Plastic recycling expanding
The whipped topping containers, ice cream pails and yogurt, cottage cheese and margarine tubs that have been crowding kitchen cupboards -- and...
March 27, 2010 - 1:48pm
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
February 11, 2010
Governor's ability to make cuts facing stiff opposition
ST. PAUL -- Bills to restrict a governor's ability to unilaterally cut budgets are being introduced in the Legislature, and the state Supreme...
February 11, 2010 - 12:00am
February 2, 2010
At legislative preview in Benson, mixed approach to deficit favored; racino, stadium get little support
BENSON -- A budget deficit of $1.2 billion, the bonding bill and an expected tug-of-war between the two parties over taxes are sure to be the...
February 2, 2010 - 12:00am
January 6, 2010
Falk elected 2010 chairman for Kandiyohi County Board
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Commissioner Richard Falk was elected by his peers Tuesday to serve as chairman for 2010. He takes over from Commissioner Dennis Peterson, who was chairman in 2009. Commissioner Dean Shuck will serve as vice chairman this year. Commissioner Richard Larson...
January 6, 2010 - 12:00am
December 21, 2009
Pleas for 'no more cuts' unlikely to be heeded
WILLMAR -- Members of Arc Kandiyohi sent a strong message to elected officials about the value of programs for people with disabilities and the...
December 21, 2009 - 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 21, 2009
Loss of grant funds a sour note for Harmony Visitation Center
WILLMAR -- A 35 percent budget cut for the Harmony Visitation Center will mean the loss of safe and secure opportunities for children to have...
November 21, 2009 - 12:00am
November 18, 2009
Farmers hit with major land tax hikes
People who own agricultural, seasonal or recreational lakeshore properties may have had a heart-stopper over the weekend when they opened their...
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2009
Kandiyohi County employees will take furloughs
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County employees -- from the top administrator to clerical workers -- will be taking one day off without pay this year to compensate for Gov. Tim Pawlenty's unallotment of funds. The one-day work furlough will save the county $79,000 this year. Next year, workers...
August 5, 2009 - 12:00am