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KANDIYOHI COUNTY BOARD

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The Kandiyohi County Board will meet Thursday, Dec. 1, due to an annual conference commissioners will be attending on the board’s regular meeting day. The County Board will also be holding its annual Truth-in-Taxation hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Members of the EDC's Joint Powers Board and local leaders recently aired their frustrations with private entities and the government when it comes to making sure broadband is available to all households from border to border in Kandiyohi County.
Almost three years after deciding to start the process to join the multi-county health insurance agency, the Kandiyohi County Board officially approved a motion to join PrimeWest Health. This will include paying the company approximately $258,000, which is significantly less than the $3.6 million that county was originally having to pay to join.
The Highway 23 Coalition continues on its mission to transform Minnesota Highway 23 into a complete four-lane highway from border to border. At the Nov. 1 meeting of the Kandiyohi County Board, the coalition asked for the county's support on a project upgrade for 2.5 miles of the highway on the south side of Willmar.
The Kandiyohi County Board gave its Public Works Department approval to pursue another grant opportunity to help fund a County Road 55 overpass over the railroad tracks. The county has been attempting for years to secure state funding for highway-rail grade separation project but has been unsuccessful. Now attention is turning to possible federal grants.
Conditional use permits and an update on selling the old recycling center are on the agenda for the Kandiyohi County Board meeting Tuesday.

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A collection of key election results for the Willmar Lakes Area.
Unofficial results show voters have chosen Dale Anderson as the next Kandiyohi County Commissioner for District 3.
In 2017, with assistance from the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission, Kandiyohi County created its first Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Now, five years later, Kandiyohi County Public Works wants to update the plan. On Tuesday, the Kandiyohi County Board gave its approval for the update, allowing Public Works to again work with the Mid-Minnesota Development Commission.

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