Kandiyohi County

Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

PO Box 936
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 231-6202
Fax: (320) 231-6263

In south-central MN, west of Minneapollis; established Mar 20, 1858 from Meeker County, annexed Monongalia County in Nov 1870. Name Origin: From Siouan 'place where the buffalo fish arrive,' the Indian name for several lakes at the source of the Crow River where the fish Ictiobus cyprinella, I. urus and I. bubalus go to spawn.

Area (sq mi):: 861.97 (land 796.06; water 65.92) Population per square mile: 51.80
Population 2005: 41,199 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 0.00%; 1990-2000 6.30% Population 2000: 41,203 (White 90.30%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 8.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 5.50%). Foreign born: 3.80%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,627; median household $39,772; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,778-$29,101
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Willmar County seat (18,205)

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    A public private partnership including the city of Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Kandiyohi/Willmar Economic Development Commission, MnDOT and BNSF Railway is proposing a rail connection between two existing rail lines in the city of Willmar designed to:
    The Kandiyohi County Assessor (Assessor) conducted the appraisal using aerial photographs of the property and a computer-assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) system to identify, measure, and value the property.
    ATF, Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division (MSFMD), Atwater Police Department and the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office conducted a fire scene examination and determined the fire was deliberately set.
    The Kandiyohi County Public Health Agency, in rural western Minnesota, was in the midst of developing an emergency preparedness campaign for county residents.
    Implications for the Refugee Population With the radio and newspaper shown to be ineffective ways to provide emergency information to the Somali population of Kandiyohi County, television seemed to be a better option, but not the local news station.
    Policymakers in Greater Minnesota as well as the Metro Area view transportation as a statewide problem that should be addressed by a statewide plan," said Harlan Madsen, Kandiyohi County commissioner and past AMC president.
    Association for Nonsmokers Minnesota (two projects) -- Beltrami Tobacco Education Awareness Movement (B-TEAM) -- Blue Earth County Medical Society -- CentraCare Health Foundation -- Clay County Public Health -- Hennepin Medical Society -- Kandiyohi County Tobacco Coalition -- Nobles-Rock Community Health Services -- Ramsey Medical Society
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    Nearly 20 years ago a senior citizen from Kandiyohi County was brutally murdered in his home by unknown assailants.
    Dedicated to public health in Kandiyohi County, with leadership role on county tobacco coalition Winona Barbara Schroeder, nominated by Fred Holmly and Jim Bluhm Started tobacco cessation and prevention clinical program to help Winona Clinic patients quit smoking Janice Turek, RN, nominated by Carol Barr Established nation's first internet site enabling patients and doctors to communicate with one another; organizes other community health activities Wright Donald Oman, nominated by Barb Johnson Organizes volunteers to help seniors stay in their homes by providing errands and rides to health care
    Ground breaking for Kandi Country Meats took place in New London in Kandiyohi County today.