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Welcome to Kandiyohi Minnesota! Location of Kandiyohi, Minnesota

Kandiyohi is located 4 miles east of Willmar on Highway 12. Within this small town lies big history. In 1870, Kandiyohi was made the temporary county seat when two counties merged (Kandiyohi and Monongalia) before Willmar was chosen because of its central location. South of Kandiyohi, there’s a historic marker overlooking the lakes designating the original site of the state capitol.

Kandiyohi has several businesses, one of its most popular that draws customers from all over Minnesota is Wick’s Meat Shoppe. Wick’s began in 1967 and was founded by Dean Wick. Throughout the years, Wick’s has won many state area awards for its meat. Wick’s is known for having very high-quality meat and arguably the most delicious beef jerky around! Stop by and try some! The other business to highlight is Cronen Cabinet & Flooring—the only custom cabinet showroom in the area. All of its cabinets are custom made in-house using the finest quality product. Be sure to check out their beautiful displays next time you’re in the area!

Courtesy Kandiyohi County Economic Devlopment Commission

 Kandiyohi (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 295 447 506 555 491 -64 -11.53
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.30 0.40 0.32 0.32 0.34 +0.02 +6.25
Density (persons per sq. mile) 983.33 1,117.50 1,581.25 1,754.25 1,444.10 -310.15 -17.68
Housing Units 100 175 197 228 232 +4 +1.75
Households -- 171 191 215 202 -13 -6.05
Persons Per Household -- 2.61 2.65 2.57 2.43 -0.13 -5.06


Kandiyohi is a city in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 12 serves as a main route in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km²), all of it land. The elevation is 1,224 ft (373 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 491 people, 202 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,444.1 inhabitants per square mile (557.6 /km2). There were 233 housing units at an average density of 685.3 per square mile (264.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.5% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 3.5% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.

There were 202 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 32.6 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

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KANDIYOHI Township was established March 1, 1868, then including also the present townships of Fahlun, Whitefield, and Willmar. It was named, like the county, for the Kandiyohi Lakes. The city in section 10, named for the township, was founded when the railway was built in 1869 and was incorporated May 23, 1857, and again on May 6, 1904, separating from the township on May 4, 1905. The first post office, 1867-71, was transferred to Lake Elizabeth; the second post office was known as Kandiyohi Station until 1894. The village had a station of the Great Northern Railway.

An earlier townsite of this name, platted in October 1856, in section 25 of this township and the adjoining section 30 of Gennessee, at the north side of Lakes Kasota and Minnetaga, aspired to become the capital of Minnesota, for which purpose a bill was passed by the legislature in March 1869 but was vetoed by Gov. William R. Marshall. This project was again brought to the attention of the legislature in 1871, and also in 1891 and 1893, but received no favorable action. In 1901 the "capitol lands," which had been acquired there by the state in 1858, were sold for use in farming.

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Street scene, Kandiyohi Minnesota, 1915
Street scene, Kandiyohi Minnesota, 1915 Postcard and Postcard Image Collection

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Kandiyohi City Hall
628 Atlantic Avenue
PO Box 276
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6110

Regular Business Hours:
Monday   9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday  7:30 am - 4:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Jonathan Lindstrand
153 N 5th Street - PO Box 26
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
  (320) 212-2978
(320) 382-6347
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Julie Woltjer
628 Atlantic Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Email (320) 382-6110
Council Member 12/31/2022 Scott R McGillivray
528 Atlantic Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
  (320) 894-1679
Council Member 12/31/2022 Joshua Larcom
145 7th Street S
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
  (320) 382-8095
Council Member 12/31/2024 Carissa Rae Schneider
253 5th Street N
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
  (320) 444-7811
Council Member 12/31/2024 David Streich
8500 Highway 12 - PO Box 177
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Email (320) 905-4878

Post Office:
US Post Office
224 Atlantic Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN
(320) 382-6511
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday          7:30 am - 9:15 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Kandiyohi Cooperative Electric (800) 551-4951
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone Frontier Communications (800) 921-8101
Cable TV n/a n/a

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Burr Oak  27         
Kasota  436         
Little Kandiyohi  670         
Minnetaga  791         
Swan  236         

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Willmar Public Schools
Independent School District 347

611 5th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 231-8500
Fax: (320) 231-8504

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  4,087
Willmar Public Schools, Willmar Minnesota
Willmar Senior High School
2701 30th Street NE
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 231-8300
Fax: (320) 231-8460

Grades:  9-12
Students:  896
Willmar Senior High School, Willmar Minnesota
Willmar Middle School
209 Willmar Avenue SE
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 214-6000
Fax: (320) 23235-1254

Grades:  6-8
Students:  844
Willmar Middle School, Willmar Minnesota
Kennedy Elementary School
824 7th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 214-6688
Fax: (320) 235-9536

Grades:  K-5
Students:  901
Kennedy Elementary School, Willmar Minnesota
Roosevelt Elementary School
1800 19th Avenue SW
Willmar, MN 56201
Phone: (320) 2231-8470
Fax: (320) 231-1170

Grades:  K-5
Students:  954
Roosevelt Elementary School, Willmar Minnesota

Church of Christ
161 2nd Street N
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6208

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Church of Christ, Kandiyohi Minnesota
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
610 Atlantic Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6264

Pastor:  Jon Nelson
Sunday Worship: 9:30 am
Ebeneezer Lutheran Church, Kandiyohi Minnesota
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
245 N 2nd Street
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6424

Closed 2016
St. Patricks Catholic Church, Kandiyohi Minnesota
Tripolis Lutheran Church
3249 County Road 8 SE
PO Box 356
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6461

Pastor:  Jon Nelson
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Tripolis Lutheran Church, Kandiyohi Minnesota


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A & B Plumbing Inc.
329 6th Street N
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 894-6605

A & B Plumbing, Inc. has extensive experience with commercial plumbing and has worked with many different contractors on a wide variety of building projects. The quality and timeliness of the work performed has been recognized by other contractors in the commercial industry. Bob, the company's owner is committed to providing competitive and accurate bids for almost any commercial project.
Adrian's Plumbing
828 Candy Circle
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 894-6879

Adrian's Plumbing of Kandiyohi, MN offers fast and efficient plumbing services at very competitive prices. We are dedicated to providing first class plumbing services and satisfaction to our valued customers. At Adrian's Plumbing, the owner Adrian Titrud is experienced, knowledgeable, and prepared to exceed your expectation.
Brad's Plumbing Inc.
341 N 6th Street
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6495
Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery
2800 60th Street NE
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 235-2147
Cronen Cabinet and Flooring
316 Atlantic Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6336

Cronen Cabinet & Flooring is the cabinetry, flooring, and window covering resource for west central Minnesota. We have a wide variety of products to meet all tastes and budgets and will do what it takes to earn your business.
Cronen Cabinet, Kandiyohi Minnesota
Fladeboe Dale Auctioneer
5208 45th Avenue NE
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 796-5260

We are a second-generation company specializing in nonprofit charity, farm land and real estate auctions. Siblings Glen Fladeboe, Kristine Fladeboe Duininck and Kimberly Fladeboe Anderson are proud to continue the family business their father, Dale, started in 1978. Please click on a photo below to learn more about our fundraising, farm land and real estate auctions.
Harvest Bank
321 Pacific Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6100

We may be a local bank, but that doesn't mean you won't find the same — if not better — products and services you'd find at the big banks. From free checking accounts that actually pay you to online services and mobile banking with mobile deposit, our products always put you first. Learn more about Harvest Bank by contacting us — or feel free to stop by and see us!
Harvest Bank, Kandiyohi Minnesota
Home Agency Inc.
517 Pacific Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6555
Home Agency Inc., Kandiyohi Minnesota, 2014
Iiam's Garage
401 Pacific Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6683

Iiams Garage is a proud member of the Auto Value certified service center network. Our 3,500 certified repair facilities stretch throughout the United States and Canada. We’re there for you, anywhere in North America with our Safe Route Roadside assistance program. If you’re out of gas, or if the keys are locked in the car, need help with a flat tire, or when you need a jump or a tow – We’ve got your back! We are just a toll free phone call away – 877-230-0369
Jet Black
7630 County Road 8 NE
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 444-1553

Collectively completing over 20,000 residential jobs every year, Jet-Black is the trusted leader in the driveway maintenance industry. Focused on customer service first, your local Jet-Black professional will use superior application techniques to apply premium industrial grade sealant and crack-filler and address other needs.
Kandi Quick Stop
437 Pacific Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6317

Running on empty? Fill up all your tanks at Fatty's Kandi Quick Stop! Fuel up your vehicle. Grab a bite to eat. Pick up a gallon of milk and a case of cold beer. All in one convenient stop! You can find more than just the ordinary gas station fare when you fill up at Fatty's. We cook up breakfast sandwiches, burritos, burgers, wraps and more daily. All made fresh from our own kitchen!
Kandi Quick Stop, Kandiyohi Minnesota, 2014
Kandi Works DAC
537 Pacific Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6156

Kandi Works Developmental Achievement Center provides life enhancing and vocational experiences while addressing the multi faceted needs of a varied population of individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions.
Kandi Works DAC, Kandiyohi Minnesota

Kandiyohi Candle Company
517 Pacific Avenue
PO Box 254
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6747

Kandiyohi Candle Company is a small, non-profit business offering hand-poured soybean wax candles, and soybean based lotions hand produced by developmentally disabled Adults in Kandiyohi, Minnesota. By choosing to use only soybean wax, we have eliminated many of the "problems" associated with paraffin candles. Our candles burn cleaner and are made from a naturally renewable resource - soybeans

Kandiyohi Candle Company, Kandiyohi Minnesota, 2014
Kandiyohi City Offices
628 Atlantic Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6110
Main Pointe School of Dance
245 N 2nd Street
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 894-4796

The Main Pointe School of Dance has a place to call home again. The studio will now be located in Kandiyohi on the north side of town in a building formerly known as St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. I am very excited for this move and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for the studio!
Mary's Liquor Mart
437 Pacific Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6166
MN Charm
245 N 2nd Street
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: n/a

Preserve happiness of young and old through community interaction and integration; while building lasting memories through recreational and educational activity.
Palmer Bus Service
153 N 4th Street
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6421

Palmer Bus Service provides pupil transportation services to Minnesota Schools. We take pride in providing safe and reliable transportation with a high degree of customer service. Currently Palmer Bus Service employs about 900 employees and operates about 600 buses, vans and trucks.
Strand Auto Service
333 Pacific Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 6332
Strand Auto Service, Kandiyohi Minnesota
US Post Office
224 Atlantic Avenue
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6511
US Post Office, Kandiyohi Minnesota
Wick's Meat Shop
209 N 4th Street
Kandiyohi, MN 56251
Phone: (320) 382-6195

Our family-owned business was started in 1967 by Dean and Shirley Wick. Mark Stahl, the current owner started working at Wick's in 1987. In 1991, Mark bought the business and started to expand the services. Wick's continues to do custom beef and venison processing, but also has a full retail meat counter, specializing in customer service and the finest fresh cuts of beef and pork. Wick's has won more than 50 awards since 1991 in the Tri-State area, including it's famous Grand Champion Beef Jerky.
Wick's Meat Market, Kandiyohi Minnesota

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