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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
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Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
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July 16, 2009
Dairy expansion east of Willmar gets approval from Kandiyohi County Planning Commission
WILLMAR -- A 260-head expansion of a dairy operation east of Willmar was unanimously approved Monday by the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission. The conditional use permit now goes before the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. The expansion at the Robert Larson farm involves...
July 16, 2009 - 12:00am
July 13, 2009
Hats Off to bike sponsors
Hats off to Dean Larson for organizing and to all the sponsors of the bike night at a recent Kandi Racing Association race night.
July 13, 2009 - 12:00am
June 3, 2009
Starbuck man dies after broadside crash on Hwy. 29
STARBUCK -- An 82-year-old man died Tuesday after a broadside collision on state Highway 29 near Starbuck ejected him from his vehicle, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Walter G. Larson of Starbuck died Tuesday at St. Cloud Hospital after the 1991 Chevrolet pickup he was...
June 3, 2009 - 12:00am
May 7, 2009
County OKs bids for road projects, rejects request for property tax leniency
WILLMAR -- Bids for two major road projects were approved Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. Both projects came in well under the engineer's estimate and both contracts were awarded to Duininck Bros. Inc. of Prinsburg. The low bid to rebuild a three-mile section...
May 7, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Court upholds hot-mix permit
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County has won a civil lawsuit filed by New London Township residents concerning a permit for an asphalt hot-mix plant. In...
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
November 1, 2008
Larson says budget issues are not black and white
WILLMAR -- An economic downturn that could bring federal and state budget cuts to county programs will be the biggest challenge facing Kandiyohi County in 2009.
November 1, 2008 - 12:00am
Graves says it's time for a change on County Board
WILLMAR -- William Graves said he will bring a "new way to listen" to people, fresh ideas and a "willingness to do the job" if he's elected to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners. The first-time political candidate said he will also bring what many constituents are telling...
November 1, 2008 - 12:00am
October 31, 2008
Letter: Negative ads aren't true
We are very concerned about the things being said about Mike Bredeck. The negative ads are not true. We have been friends of Mike Bredeck for a long time. He is a people person. He is for the businessperson, farmers and for education. He is very concerned about the economy in rural...
October 31, 2008 - 12:00am
October 30, 2008
Editorial: Re-elect Larson, Peterson to county seats
Kandiyohi County District 2 voters have a commissioner choice between incumbent Richard Larson of Willmar or first-time candidate William Graves of Willmar. District 4 incumbent Dennis Peterson is running unopposed. The District 2 race is really a choice between a 12-year county...
October 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Meadow Star Dairy gets final OK for 9,590-head operation
WILLMAR -- With little discussion and only praise for the developers, the Kandiyohi County Commissioners unanimously approved a conditional use permit Tuesday for a 9,590-head dairy operation near Pennock. Preliminary groundwork for Meadow Star Dairy LLP is expected to begin this...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Gravel pits and budget among issues Larson, Graves debate
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Commissioner Richard Larson and his challenger for the District 2 seat, William Graves, responded to questions about budget cuts, gravel pits and county buildings during an hour-long debate Tuesday in Willmar. There was little disagreement between the...
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 14, 2008
Meadow Star Dairy gets preliminary approval
WILLMAR -- A proposed 9,590-head dairy operation near Pennock easily won a preliminary nod of approval Monday by the Kandiyohi County Planning Commission. "I'm really excited," said Nate Hultgren, one of the directors of Meadow Star Dairy Limited Liability Partnership, following...
October 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 2, 2008
Changes in the gravel tax law could affect Kandiyohi County
WILLMAR -- Legislative changes could affect whether Kandiyohi County continues its new gravel tax. The county just recently became aware that state lawmakers approved changes this spring to the aggregate material production tax. In a Sept.
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
Group seeks permission to construct large dairy near Pennock
PENNOCK -- A limited liability partnership is hoping to begin construction yet this fall on a large dairy feedlot planned for St. Johns Township, about two miles southwest of Pennock and about five miles from the western edge of Willmar. Meadow Star Dairy, with a milking herd of...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Fears increase that more costs will be passed down to counties
WILLMAR -- The fall of several large financial institutions and the fear that federal budget problems will trickle down to Minnesota counties has the Kandiyohi County Commissioners saying enough is enough. Counties are "sick and tired" of the state "spending money out of our checkbook,"...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am