Making a statement: County supports two major economic development projects
4.15.2014: WILLMAR –– The Kandiyohi County Commissioners have thrown their financial support behind two major economic development projects in Willmar, including one that could end up pulling money away from planned county road projects.
At their meeting Tuesday, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to make a financial commitment of $459,279 that would go towards a project to reroute 45th Street north and south of U.S. Highway 12 as part of a proposal to create a railroad bypass and spur for BNSF west of Willmar.
The board had previously signed a memorandum of understanding to support the concept of the project. On Tuesday they agreed to back that up with road and bridge money.