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McLeod County Board: How they voted

May 10, 2023

Jeremy Jones – Crow River Media ( The McLeod County Board took the following actions unanimously at its May 2 meeting, with Board Member Joe Nagel absent: ELECTIONS: Approved the purchase of an upgrade to the election reporting computer at a cost of $1,958 with Help America Vote Act grant money. In 2021, the Minnesota legislature […]

Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission Launches ChildCare Development Program

April 19, 2023

By Jennifer Kotila – West Central Tribune KANDIYOHI COUNTY — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has launched the Child Care Economic Development Program, of which one goal is to offer forgivable loans to childcare providers. “We are very excited that these funds are now available for current child care providers, those interested in becoming […]

Kandiyohi County Public Works planning $17 million in road work this year

April 5, 2023 By Shelby Lindrud – West Central Tribune April 03, 2023 at 5:41 AM WILLMAR — Balancing road age, condition and funding continues to be a never-ending tight rope walk for Kandiyohi County Public Works. “Like the state, we are in preservation mode,” said Commissioner Roger Imdieke. The Kandiyohi County Board met Tuesday for a road and bridge meeting, […]

Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar EDC awarded $200,000 grant to help ease local child care crisis

December 23, 2022 By Jennifer Kotila December 01, 2022 04:30 PM WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission received welcome news Thursday when Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced it was the recipient of a $200,000 child care grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. “In every community across the state, we […]

Kandiyohi County awarded $4.9M state broadband grant to help fund project in five townships

December 23, 2022

v By Shelby Lindrud December 08, 2022 05:05 PM WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County has finally received the news it has been waiting months to hear. The county was awarded a $4.9 million state Border-to-Border broadband grant to help fund a broadband expansion project in Arctander, Dovre, Lake Andrew, Mamre and St. Johns townships. “We are so excited. […]

Kandiyohi County elected officials and leaders air grievances over broadband issues

November 29, 2022

MNYou Youth Garden Awarded MMDC Community Enhancement Grant

September 15, 2022

WILLMAR — The Mid-Minnesota Development Commission awarded a $2,000 Community Enhancement grant to the MNYou Youth Garden for the summer of 2022. It was used to support youth training wages and install additional irrigation. Thirty youth from the Willmar area had the chance to gain skills and experience in both agriculture and marketing this growing […]

Broadband update on the Kandiyohi County Board agenda

August 9, 2022

The Kandiyohi County Board will continue to work on broadband expansion plans during Tuesday’s meeting. By Shelby Lindrud – West Central Tribune July 31, 2022 02:45 PM WILLMAR — High-speed broadband internet expansion continues to be a major priority for the Kandiyohi County Board. The commissioner will receive an update on where projects stand and consider sending […]

MnDOT releases Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan for public review & comment

July 25, 2022

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public and transportation stakeholders to review and comment on the 2022-2041 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan. Updated every five years, the SMTP is the highest policy plan for transportation in Minnesota. It outlines objectives, performance measures, strategies, and actions to help advance MnDOT’s vision of […]

MMDC Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

July 14, 2022

Aims to Improve Transportation Access and Increase Community Involvement for Residents of Care Facilities in McLeod County June 29, 2022: Mid-Minnesota Development Commission (MMDC) is the recipient of a 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant. The organization will receive $12,800 to help residents of care facilities (e.g., assisted living facilities, group homes, etc.) afford and access […]

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