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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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Kandiyohi County Localities

Cities and Towns
Atwater * Blomkest Kandiyohi * Lake Lillian * New London * Pennock * Prinsburg * Raymond * Regal * Spicer * Sunburg * Willmar

Unincorporated Communities
Hawick * Norway Lake * Priam * Roseland * Svea

Arctander * Burbank * Colfax * Dovre * East Lake Lillian * Edwards * Fahlun * Gennessee * Green Lake * Harrison * Holland * Irving * Kandiyohi * Lake Andrew * Lake Elizabeth * Lake Lillian * Mamre * New London * Norway Lake * Roseland * Roseville * St. Johns * Whitefield * Willmar *

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Website Updates

August 12/2018

MARRIAGE:  Segerstrom/Johnson, Brem/Kongslie, Gunderson/Peterson

ACCIDENT:  Ned Berkness, August Lindquist

RELOCATION:  F. Curry, P. Peterson

TOWN NEWS:  Kandiyohi, Willmar, Atwater

COURT:  Chas E. Johnson, Peter M. Johnson

ADVERTISEMENTS:  Dr. J. M. Rains, P. J. Johnson, Erick Falk, Mrs. G. Hegness, Charles Rodelius

BUSINESS:  G. O. Sand, J. S. Robbins

OBIT:  Solomon Porter, Farrel Daugherty



July 17, 2018

ADDED:  Church History of Swedish Immigrants

SIOUX UPRISING: Swedish Immigrants.

BIOS:  Victor Emanuel Lawson, Dr. Anderson


June 17-2018

ADDED New London News page: local news, Christine Sanderson

ADDED: Mamre New page: local news, Lydia Erlanson, Chas. Nelson, John winquit, Albin Anderson, Chas and John Bergrew, Martin Olson, John P. Larson, Christine Sanderson, Pearl Nelson

ADDED:  Roseland News Page: local news

ADDED: Lake Lillian News page: local news 

ADDED: Kandiyohi News local news. Gilbert Johnson, Fredholm

ADDED: Dover local news, Gust Holm

ADDED:  Holum local news, P. Peterson

ADDED:  Sunberg News

ADDED:  Holland News, William Stob, E. Poorting, J. Kingma

ADDED:  Atwater News:  Edw. Erickson, M. P. Satterlee

ADDED:  Lintonville News: 

ADDED:  Arctander News:  Robert Stai

NEWS/VISIT:  August Monson, Ole Goldberg, Frank Field, Ernest Nordeen, Josephine Jenness


MARRIAGE: Richard Lundeen/Charlotte Wicklander, Lyman/Nordgren, Tyrrell/Healy, Ruddy/Brooberg, Parsons/Martin, Larson/Moberg, Emmen/Jacobs, Helmer/Dahlen, Jorgenson/Quamme

OBITS:  John A. Healy, Henry Kuntell, Anna C. Flann, Talt Boy, Girl Anderson, J. A. Berg, Mr. Hendrickson, Mrs. John Olson, Martin Johnson, Martin Hanson, Mrs. Chas. Kerkhovern, Jacob Mathison, Alice Elisabeth Olson

CRIME:  Dastardly Deliberate De-Railing of G. N. Train.

School:  Clara Hendrickson, Anna Knutson

RELOCATION, VISIT:  Henry Hanson, Martin Brekke, Thomas Wheeler, Marion Lewis, Albin Anderson, Rev. Fjelstad, M. H. Eagen, John Foshager, G. O. Kampestad, Albert Lund, Clara Nygaard, Albert Hough

Ads:  Dr. C. Johnson

NEWS-RAILROAD:  Railroad Wreck-1895, G. H. Thompson mangled, Charles Pierce

BIRTHS:  John P. Larson/daughter, Swenson/daughter, John Lipsit/daughter, Louis Rodlund/boy

COURT:  Sam Porter, S. J. Fleckten, J. M. Spicer, John Carney, Otterness


BUSINESS:  A. H. Soderling




May, 2018

WEDDING:  Eliason-Rudningen

OBITS:  Martha (Borgstrom) Ekander, Gilbert Tulin, Elmer Espelind, Arthur S. Swenson, Lloyd Wilhelm Soderlund, Anna (Erickson) Blomgren


April 10, 2018

BUSINESS:  M. H. Bottleson, Miss Dora Johnson

VISIT/RELOCATION: Clarence Renstrom, Melvin Skare, Eric Moline, Peter Boro, Christ Stockvig, Conrad Stockvig, John McLeod, Edna Knutson, O. A. Nelson, Joe Gallagher's, Harlow Lundquist, Harold Fink, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Krelstad, John Erlandson, Chester B. Lund, Ernest and Chas. Johnson, Fred and Oscar Halvorson, Ancil Danielson, S. L. Olson, Mrs. Thos. Reed, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Olson, Martin Larson, Ernest Johnson, Ernest Johnson, Carrie Peterson, Gerald Knutson, Phoebe Holst

OBITS DEATH NOTICES:  Anton Kiland, Stener Gafkjen, Clara Hookom, James Walters, John Edman

ILLNESS/ACCIDENTS:  Harriet Olson, James Lawler, Regina Miller, George Swenson

CELEBRATIONS: Lowell Holm, Henry Hanscom

SCHOOLS: Ole Hagen, E. E. Hauge, H. H. McNiven, Katherine Henderson, Mila Stauffer, Frederick Henderson, Paul Almer, Mrs. Wiggins, Mabel Johnson, Obadiah Stump, Silas Severeid, Frances Whittaker, Edith Carlson, Rosalie Otis, Bertha Polman, Robert V. Bobbs, Stuart Fink, Jean Graham, Helen Fink, Marston Bobbs, Benhart Nelson, Celesta Vanderpool, Elner Olson, July, Sylvia Anderson, Inga Imsdahl, Loyal Tallakson, Merriam Nygaard, Leslie Grace, Francis Leslie, Herbert Sandin, Milton Hahn, Dortha Coss, Maynard Berkness, Harold Dale, Ruby Bjelkerngren, Myrtlem Yohnson, Theodora Nelson, Ancil Danielson, Irwin Dahleen, Eugene Ohsberg, Clifford Rodlun, Alvin Nordstrom, Gertrude Tallman, Earl Curran, Adeline Feig, Erwin Norman, Russell Frost, Harold Gilbert, robert Johnson, Florence and Hattie Carlson, Glen Larson, Blancheford Hallin, Chester Holm

NEWS BITS: Wm. Koeikamp

BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. Sigurd Flesland

MARRIAGE:  Nels B. Olson/Gladys Olson, William Lundquist/Hattie Hagen, Elias Greenfiled/Alma Rasmusson, Anderson/Everson, Vintz/Christensen

CHURCH:  G. A. Youngstrom

COURT:  A. H. Brown/J. A. Dolbeck, Fredericka Zelsdorff/Edward Anderson, A. H. Kratz/G. S. Stark

WILLS and PROBATE:  P. M. Johnson, Lawrence Olson

 ADVERTISEMENTS:  Mrs. J. S. Day, Mrs. C. L. Bush, A. E. Anderson

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