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April 2, 2012
Kandiyohi County, Minn., opens the door to restructured local government
WILLMAR -- David Unmacht has spent a couple days in Kandiyohi County so far, reviewing documents, collecting data, interviewing employees and...
April 2, 2012 - 8:00am
January 5, 2011
More ups, downs for county, its dwindling finances
WILLMAR -- By the end of the year, Kandiyohi County will have to modernize and make safety code changes to 11 elevators in county buildings -- a project that could cost more than half a million dollars. "This is not good news," said County Administrator Larry Kliendl on Tuesday as...
January 5, 2011 - 12:00am
City Council continues assessing discussion of merger with county
WILLMAR -- Willmar City Council members are continuing their discussion on the possibility of merging the City Assessing Department with the Kandiyohi County Assessor's Office. During their regular meeting this week, council members indicated they want more information before making...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Landfill fees will increase to cover state-mandated fund and cleanup
WILLMAR - Kandiyohi County residents will be paying more next year to cover increased expenses at the sanitary landfill. On a 4-1 vote this...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am
September 8, 2010
Partnerships key to trimming government expenses and taxpayer savings
WILLMAR -- Creating new partnerships with government and non-government entities is proving to be a key component for reducing the burden on...
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
Kandiyohi County certifies 2011 levy, budget
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $55.5 million budget and a $28.9 million levy for 2011. The levy is an increase of 2.68 percent over last year. A truth in taxation hearing is set for 6 p.m. Dec.
September 8, 2010 - 12:00am
September 4, 2010
Commissioners to hear plan on combining offices
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Commissioners will hear details Tuesday on a proposal to combine the county assessor's office with the city of Willmar's assessor's office. If both sides eventually agree, the transition could begin as early as July.
September 4, 2010 - 12:00am
September 3, 2010
Brass talks of merging assessors in city with the co.'s office
WILLMAR -- A Willmar City Council committee is supporting the concept of consolidating the City Assessing Office with the Kandiyohi County Assessor's Office. The council's Labor Relations Committee will recommend the council approve the concept under which the City Assessing Office...
September 3, 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 22, 2010
Landfill task force explores energy options
WILLMAR -- Options for harvesting energy from the Kandiyohi County landfill were discussed Wednesday by a newly formed task force charged with exploring ways to reduce costs and extend the life of the landfill. "It was a good beginning," said County Administrator Larry Kleindl of...
July 22, 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
June 16, 2010
Landfill offers alternative uses
WILLMAR -- With limited space at the county's sanitary landfill, and a need for alternative energy sources, Kandiyohi County is starting to explore...
June 16, 2010 - 12:00am
June 1, 2010
New name, new purpose
WILLMAR -- Willmar's 16-bed psychiatric hospital is not a hospital anymore. Along with the layoff of seven employees in April, the Community...
June 1, 2010 - 12:00am
May 5, 2010
County, seeing the value in the work produced, picks up much larger tab for its sentence to serve program
WILLMAR -- A popular corrections program that puts offenders to work on community cleanup projects is going to cost Kandiyohi County more money...
May 5, 2010 - 12:00am
April 7, 2010
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