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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
December 1, 2014
Court proceedings will continue for man who allegedly stabbed stepgrandmother
WILLMAR — Court proceedings will continue for the man who allegedly stabbed his stepgrandmother this June in Willmar. The proceedings were suspended in September pending a mental examination of Ex-Savor Rene Cruz, 20. The defense requested the mental examination, stating that...
December 1, 2014 - 11:32pm
November 30, 2014
Advent service at Old Log Church
An Advent service was held Sunday at the Old Log Church near Norway Lake in northern Kandiyohi County.
November 30, 2014 - 10:30pm
Kandiyohi County to receive bids Tuesday for $1.8M solid waste bond
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners will receive bids for a $1.8 million solid waste bond at the meeting Tuesday, which begins at 10 a.m. and is held on the second floor of the Health and Human Services Building, 2200 23rd St. N.E. in Willmar. Last month the...
November 30, 2014 - 10:20pm
November 23, 2014
Two killed Saturday in crash with train near Paynesville
Two people were killed Saturday in Kandiyohi County when a Canadian Pacific train collided with a vehicle west of Paynesville. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Charles Wayne Vadner, 52, of Paynesville and the passenger Nathan Joe Bahner, 23, of Paynesville. According...
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November 23, 2014 - 6:30am
November 20, 2014
County sends convoy to replenish salt supplies
WILLMAR — Three days before last week’s early season snowstorm dumped a foot of snow on the region, the supply of road salt at the Kandiyohi County highway department’s storage shed in Willmar was desperately low. The October delivery of salt the county had been expecting...
November 20, 2014 - 10:01pm
Litchfield woman dies as result of accident on icy road
LITCHFIELD- A car accident Saturday on an icy Kandiyohi County road has claimed the life of a Litchfield woman. Irene Theresa Nistler, 77, was transported to Rice Hospital after the one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 12 for what were originally described as non-life-threatening...
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November 20, 2014 - 9:24am
Improvements at Kandiyohi County parks eyed for 2015
WILLMAR –– Campground improvements at Kandiyohi County Park 2 on Big Kandiyohi Lake are in the works for 2015, along with a modest rate increase for seasonal camping. At their meeting Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners agreed to raise camping rates only at...
November 20, 2014 - 7:48am