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County Information

Founded March 20, 1858
Seat: Willmar
Largest city: Willmar

The county name derives from the Dakota term translated as "where the buffalo fish come"


Kandiyohi County was organized in 1858 with its county seat in Kandiyohi, which was then called Kandiyohi Station, and was just a railroad stop.The original county occupied only the southern half of its current area. Development was slow, however, and in 1870 the state legislature called for Monongalia County to merge with Kandiyohi and make one, larger county. It took until November 21, 1871 to agree on a county seat, and the centrally located Willmar was chosen.

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FEBRUARY 2015
OBITS: I. C. Staie, J. R. Baker, Hovez Sisters
NEWS-VISIT/RELOCATE: Ole Jacobson, J. H. Styles, Mrs. Chas. Bergquist, Mrs. K. J. Huseby
NEWS-PEOPLE: Ole Barnstad, E. J. Laird, Charles Meyers

NOVEMBER 2014
BIRTHS: Oslund, Erickson, Fridlund
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES: Fjelstad Anniversary
CHURCHES: Swedish Lutheran Church News, Lutheran Meeting-1895
HISTORY: Attempt to move the State Capitol to Kandiyohi County. Several news items.
MARRIAGES: Niles-Moore, Nelson-Nelson, Ferguson-Johnson, Payne-Harris, Ostlund-Mattson, Twitchell-Hay, Larson-Larson
OBITS: Alberg, Berg, Chandler, Fosse, Huse, Jacobson, Larson, Madson, Olson (4), Otos (2), Peterson, Rood, Singer, Tronnes,
PEOPLE: Johnson, Swenson, Negaard, Cushman A. Rice
SCHOOLS: News for 1895-District 61, 1895-District 8
NEWS-BUSINESS: Mamre Creamery, Golden Rule, Hendrickson, Noland & Mogren, Swenson and Broberg
NEWS-SICK: Benton, Chandler, Dodd, Erickson (2), Freeze, Gordhamer, Gustafson, Halland, Hanson, Holmberg, Hoglund, Iverson, Kallberg, Larson, Newman, Nilson, Olson, Odell, Ramsett, Troelstrup
NEWS-VISIT: Christian Larson, Charles Nelson, Josie Grindheim, Mary Walberg

OCTOBER 2014
OBITS : Albert Frediland
NEWS-WEATHER: 1896 Furious Wind Storm
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1896 Steamboat Business

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