Skip to main content
West Central Tribune
Antique power group losing its home
Records published Sept. 30
Regency Beauty schools close nationwide, including 5 in Minn.
Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
Invasive prairie plant found in Yellow Medicine County
Volleyball: Cardinals down Tech for eighth-straight win
Roundup: Obregon, Card boys soccer team pitches shutout against Tech
WCT Daily Sports Schedule for Sept. 30-Oct. 1
BOLD battles back
Cross Country: Cards to face best of the best
Meander weekend features celebration of art, community
Celebrating the spirit of the landscape he loves
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Vote in our Readers' Choice 2016
Alec Baldwin is ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ new Donald Trump
Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Homer I. Haug
Inez L. Quigley
Mary Alice Krogfus
EJ Dionne: Clinton moves the election in her direction
Patrick Foley: Social Security not an investment
Cal Thomas: Advice for Donald Trump's second debate
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
George Will: Trump's rise reflects America's decay
March 19, 2014
Kandiyohi County Board votes to appoint auditor/treasurer, recorder
WILLMAR –– If there’s no public challenge within the next 60 days to action taken Tuesday by the Kandiyohi County Commissioners, then the county auditor/treasurer and recorder will become appointed positions next year. In a unanimous vote, the County Board of Commissioners...
March 19, 2014 - 5:00am
March 12, 2014
Kandiyohi County can now pursue appointing key officials
WILLMAR –– Now it’s up to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, or possibly the voters in the county. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday in a news release that he signed legislation that allows Kandiyohi County to pursue the option to appoint, rather than elect, the...
March 12, 2014 - 11:10pm
Governor signs bill allowing Kandiyohi County to appoint auditor, recorder
WILLMAR –– Now it’s up to the Kandiyohi County Board of Commissioners, or possibly the voters in the county. Gov. Mark Dayton announced that he signed legislation today that allows Kandiyohi County to appoint, rather than elect, the county auditor/treasurer and recorder....
March 12, 2014 - 2:14pm
November 8, 2012
Auditor and recorder will be appointed positions in Swift County, Minn.
BENSON -- Voters in Swift County overwhelmingly approved two separate measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to hire the auditor and recorder. Giving up the right to elect those positions is not something Minnesota voters readily do. Similar ballot measures were...
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am
November 7, 2012
Swift County voters approve measures to appoint auditor and recorder; similar measure fails in neighboring Pope County
BENSON - Swift County voters approved two measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to appoint an auditor and recorder. In the past voters elected people to those positions. The vote on measure one to appoint an auditor was approved on a vote of 2,732 to 2,215. The...
November 7, 2012 - 8:52am
November 2, 2012
Swift County voters to decide future of auditor and recorder positions
BENSON -- Swift County voters will decide Tuesday whether the county auditor and recorder should remain elected offices or be appointed positions hired by the County Board. There are two separate questions on the ballot in Swift County that seek voters' approval to appoint, rather...
November 2, 2012 - 12:00am
March 6, 2012
Kandiyohi County begins process to appoint, not elect, two statutory officers
WILLMAR - On a 4-1 vote this morning the Kandiyohi County Commissioners agreed to ask local legislators to sponsor a bill that could eventually make the county auditor/treasurer and recorder appointed, rather than elected, positions Getting the legislation approved is the first step...
March 6, 2012 - 3:04pm
June 30, 2011
Marriage licenses safe from Minnesota shutdown
WILLMAR -- In the event of a shutdown Friday, marriage licenses will still be available in Kandiyohi County, according to County Recorder Julie Kalkbrenner. Marriage licenses are "strictly a county jurisdiction," she said. The news of the looming shutdown has inspired many local...
June 30, 2011 - 12:00am
December 22, 2010
County Recorder Alerts homeowners: Don't be swindled by solicitation companies
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County Recorder Julie Kalkbrenner alerts property owners not to be swindled by solicitation companies offering to provide them with a copy of their property deed. State Record Retrieval Board, a private solicitation company, sends direct-mail solicitations to...
December 22, 2010 - 9:24am
December 14, 2010
No contract settlements in Swift County
BENSON -- Contract negotiations are continuing in Swift County between union employees and the county commissioners. So far there's been no agreements reached with any of the unions representing county employees. The county is currently offering a "slight increase" in salaries in...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
October 30, 2010
Kandiyohi County: Re-elect Modderman, Re-elect Kalkbrenner, Re-elect Hartog
County Auditor Sam Modderman, County Recorder Julie Kalkbrenner and County Sheriff Dan Hartog are all seeking re-election to their respective offices and are running unopposed. All three have performed well in their positions and should be re-elected.
October 30, 2010 - 12:00am
February 18, 2009
County opts to remain with elected auditor-treasurer, recorder
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County auditor-treasurer and recorder positions will remain elected -- rather than appointed -- offices, at least for now, the County Board of Commissioners has decided. The county commissioners dropped the idea on Tuesday, saying there isn't a strong enough...
February 18, 2009 - 12:00am
February 17, 2009
Kandiyohi County to remain with elected auditor-treasurer, recorder
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County auditor-treasurer and recorder positions will remain elected -- rather than appointed -- offices, at least for now, the County Board of Commissioners has decided. The county commissioners dropped the idea today, saying there isn't a strong enough case...
February 17, 2009 - 3:28pm
February 3, 2009
Kandiyohi County Board decision on appointing or electing officers delayed until Feb. 17
WILLMAR -- Discussion on whether two county officials should be appointed by county commissioners, or continue to be elected by the public, took place today at the Kandiyohi County Board meeting. A decision was delayed until Feb.17. The commissioners are considering whether the...
February 3, 2009 - 3:00pm