Kandiyohi County

Kandiyohi County elected officials and leaders air grievances over broadband issues

November 28, 2022

Kandiyohi County elected officials and leaders air grievances over broadband issues
KANDIYOHI COUNTY — Frustrations about broadband boiled over recently during a meeting of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission ‘s joint powers board. Frustrations were also shared during a recent roundtable discussion in Willmar with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. The EDC wants to see fiber across the county, providing equal access to all residents, and the EDC’s broadband committee has been working on the issue for a couple of decades,

Kandiyohi County Board supports a new Highway 23 project near Willmar

November 14, 2022

Kandiyohi County Board supports a new Highway 23 project near Willmar
WILLMAR — As work on the North Gap of the Highway 23 Gaps expansion project has wound down for the winter, members of the Highway 23 Coalition continue to work on their overarching mission. “We’ve been working for quite some time on creating a four-lane, safe Highway 23 corridor from border to border,” said coalition chair Jeff Bertram at the Nov. 1 meeting of the Kandiyohi County Board. Minnesota Highway 23 runs from just west of Luverne to Duluth, approximately 343 miles across

Kandiyohi County to update Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

November 8, 2022

Kandiyohi County to update Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County is proud of its lakes, parks and trails and the recreation opportunities they bring. Five years ago, the county decided it needed an established plan for its bike and pedestrian trail network, one that not only mapped out what was currently available but listed future expansions the county hoped to one day complete. “We wanted to develop a plan where we had safe and convenient bike and pedestrian networks for anyone in Kandiyohi County and anyone passing through,”

Kandi Acres farm raises its hundreds of goats by following the tenets of halal

November 7, 2022

Kandi Acres farm raises its hundreds of goats by following the tenets of halal
HAWICK — Tiffany Farrier knew practically nothing about farm life — and even less about raising goats — when she moved to Hawick in 2017 and purchased a 30-acre farm site with her husband. “I was kind of intimidated,” Farrier said, who moved to Minnesota from Las Vegas. Yet, a few years later she now operates Kandi Acres, a 500-head goat farm, the only one in the state that is halal-certified. Read the full article by the West Central Tribune.

TDS begins broadband expansion project in New London, several other central Minnesota cities

October 24, 2022

TDS begins broadband expansion project in New London, several other central Minnesota cities
NEW LONDON—Residents and businesses in Brooten, Danube, Kerkhoven, New London, Pennock and Spicer will soon be gaining access to 1-gigabit broadband connections, thanks to a project by TDS Telecommunications. The telecommunications service provider broke ground on a fiber network expansion project this month. According to a news release, it will connect more than 3,700 properties to fiber broadband service, with the first people being able to connect by next summer. The launches will continue

Kandiyohi County Board salutes county manufacturers with proclamation

October 6, 2022

At the Oct. 4 Kandiyohi County Board meeting, commissioners proclaimed October to be Manufacturing Month as a means to shine a spotlight on the county’s robust manufacturing sector. West Central Steel is one of five manufacturing businesses in Kandiyohi County spotlighted during Manufacturing Month by the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission. The company has expanded several times over the years.Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune file photo WILLMAR —

Students encouraged to be curious about their diverse neighbors during tour of downtown Willmar

May 28, 2022

Students encouraged to be curious about their diverse neighbors during tour of downtown Willmar
Confirmation students from Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar recently spent time learning a little bit about their neighbors during a tour of Somali- and Latino-owned businesses in downtown Willmar. WILLMAR — Confirmation students at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar recently had the opportunity to get to know their diverse neighbors, taking a tour of different stores in downtown Willmar, eating ethnic foods, and hearing about the life of a Somali refugee who settled in Willmar with his family. “I
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