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Kandiyohi County, Minnesota
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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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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

October, 2018

Marriages:  Edward Miller/Ruby Bergquist

Obit/death notice:  Gustavus Adolphus Glader, Louise Rudin, Arline Carlson

History-News:  Consolidation Kandiyohi and Monongalia

Births: Rev. and Mrs. A. F. Seastrand-boy, Mr.and Mrs. John Van Dalen-unknown, Mr. and Mrs. M. Strafford-son


September 17, 2018

News-Business:  Frank Stansberry

Obituaries:  Margaret Leykam, John G. Porter, Lottie Gunderson, Niles Person, Kristian O. Pladsen, Victor T. Peterson, Louise Bertine (Gronseth) Gandrud, Magnus E. Nelson, Fred Monson, W. G. McNary

Relocation:  Olaf Skarhus, Christian Johnson, Henry Grandjean

Marriage:  Rykken-Larson, Tait-Dowdell, Selseth-Boe, Kahmeyer-Moll, Schamp-Schlaak, Wade-Starbeck, Hedberg-Monson

Marriage Licenses:  Hedberg/Monson, Johnson/Nelson, Smith/Jackson, Tail/Dowdell, Rykken/Larson

News/Celebrations:  Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Johnson

Death Records:  Astrid (Bergan) Skarhus

Births:  (listed by fathers) C. J. Freeberg, Einar Soderling, Henry Lobnitz, Henry Flygare

Education:  Regina Donney, Paul Covell, Alexander and Harold Sand, Robert Johnson, Helen Sand, Miss Starbeck, Florence Knudson, Lila Olson, Henry Johnson

Sick/Injured News:  Jennie Flygare, Sava Pelke, Mathilda Nordlie

News/Ads:  Andrew Peterson


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


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