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December 9, 2014
Convictions published Dec. 9
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Luis Fernando Escobar Chilel, 25, Willmar, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, March 1 Gross misdemeanor Stephanie...
December 9, 2014 - 11:10pm
Kandiyohi County puts zoning for private veterans cemetery on hold
BELGRADE — No one doubts the good intentions of Marlyn Marquardt to create a privately owned cemetery in northern Kandiyohi County where veterans such as himself and their families can be buried. But during a lengthy public hearing Monday, the county’s Planning Commission quizzed...
December 9, 2014 - 9:55pm
December 8, 2014
Willmar Public Schools' portion of property taxes to drop in 2015
WILLMAR — The Willmar School Board has set a 2015 levy for the district that is nearly $700,000 less than this year’s levy. The board adopted the 2015 levy after holding the annual Truth in Taxation hearing to explain the levy to the public. Only a handful of people, mostly school...
December 8, 2014 - 10:48pm
December 7, 2014
Records published Dec. 8
This is the records summary for Dec. 8. Fatal accident on Highway 12 west of Grove City WILLMAR — The Minnesota State Patrol was investigating a fatal accident on U.S. Highway 12, about two miles west of Grove City reported at 6:22 p.m. Sunday. No other details were available...
December 7, 2014 - 9:11pm
December 4, 2014
Kandiyohi County budget and levy get review
WILLMAR — The $64 million budget and $29.8 million net levy proposed for Kandiyohi County for 2015 was presented during a truth in taxation hearing Thursday at the Health and Human Services building. The budget reflects an increase of $517,000 over 2014. Additional expenses...
December 4, 2014 - 10:15pm
Records published Dec. 5
This is the records summary for Dec. 5. Theft WILLMAR — Theft of a wallet containing $175 cash was reported at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Lakeland Drive Southeast. WILLMAR — Theft of a debit card and $150 cash was reported at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block...
December 4, 2014 - 10:03pm
December 3, 2014
Good bond bid saves Kandiyohi County money
WILLMAR –– Despite efforts to work with community banks, going local was not financially feasible to fund a general obligation bond for a project at the Kandiyohi County landfill. At their meeting Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners approved a bid from Northland Securities...
December 3, 2014 - 11:45pm
County considers tax abatement for trailer park
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Commissioners are considering a request for 10-year tax abatement to improve and redevelop the former Regency East mobile home park in Willmar to create workforce housing. The commissioners heard details of the project at their meeting Tuesday. A...
December 3, 2014 - 11:42pm
Records published Dec. 4.
This is the records summary for Dec. 4. Criminal damage to property WILLMAR — It was reported at 10:43 a.m. Wednesday that two tires were slashed overnight on a vehicle in the 500 block of 11th Street Southwest. Arrest PENNOCK — A 68-year-old man was arrested for domestic...
December 3, 2014 - 11:35pm
Convictions published Dec. 4
The following is a list of convictions in Kandiyohi County for felony, gross misdemeanor and/or misdemeanor charges. The date listed is the date of the offense. Felony Joshua James Zenner, 33, Willmar, domestic assault, May 3 Reann Michelle Wright, 37, Fulda, third-degree drug...
December 3, 2014 - 11:33pm
Former Willmar teacher and coach faces criminal sexual conduct charges
WILLMAR -- A former teacher and coach at Willmar Senior High School faces charges of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students.
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December 3, 2014 - 7:20pm
Kandiyohi County truth in taxation hearing set for 6 p.m. Thursday
WILLMAR -- A truth in taxation hearing to discuss the proposed 2015 Kandiyohi County budget will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday The public hearing will be held in the Kandiyohi County Commissioner’s meeting room on the second floor of the Health and Human Services Building, 2200...
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December 3, 2014 - 4:19pm
Former director of Kandiyohi County family services dies
WILLMAR — Former Kandiyohi County Family Services Director Jay Kieft was remembered Tuesday with a moment of silence during the County Board meeting. Kieft, 55, died Monday after a brief battle with cancer, according to his obituary from Cavallin Funeral Home in Grand Marais. In...
December 3, 2014 - 10:20am
December 2, 2014
Juvenile suspects make first appearance in stabbing case
WILLMAR — Two juvenile suspects have now been tied to the Nov. 25 stabbing in Willmar and made their first court appearances Monday. Dedian Lee Evans and Robert Saldana III, both 17 years old, face charges of second-degree assault and second-degree rioting. Evans faces an additional...
December 2, 2014 - 11:48pm