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MN men face felony charges after shoplifting sunglasses, possessing heroin
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
Italy quake death toll hits 250 as rescuers search demolished towns
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters
Records published Aug. 26
BKMS tennis team runs record to 6-0
Bridgewater calms concerns about sore shoulder
Cabrera leads Tigers past Twins, 9-4
Willmar tennis opens season with sweep
Tickets on sale Friday for tours of Paisley Park
Mislabeled pills seized at Prince's home after his death
J.K. Rowling releasing 3 new 'Harry Potter' books
New Barn play continues this week
R2-D2 actor kenny Baker dead at 81
Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Paul J. Willems
Connie Lee Ulferts (Key Carelli)
Carol J. Hansen
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
August 23, 2016
Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
BENSON—After several years of acrimonious litigation, a judge has ordered that the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company of Benson comply with...
August 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
August 9, 2016
Benson native to join clinic as family physician
BENSON—Affiliated Community Medical Centers and Swift County-Benson Hospital announce Dr. Josie Syverson will provide medical care for families and individuals at the ACMC-Benson clinic. Syverson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor's degree in...
August 9, 2016 - 12:52pm
August 8, 2016
Three area schools to receive state pre-K funding
WILLMAR—Three area school districts have been awarded state funding to implement voluntary pre-kindergarten programs this fall. Benson,...
August 8, 2016 - 9:17pm
August 1, 2016
Records for Aug. 1
This is the records summary for Aug. 1 Benson man injured in Sunburg crash SUNBURG—Dustin J. Lundberg, 31, of Benson was injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash. Lundberg was taken by Sunburg Ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries,...
August 1, 2016 - 12:01am
July 31, 2016
Benson man injured in one-vehicle crash
SUNBURG -- Dustin J. Lundberg, 31, of Benson was injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash. Lundberg was taken by Sunburg Ambulance to Rice...
July 31, 2016 - 10:11am
July 21, 2016
Joint meeting set on Benson senior living project
BENSON -- A proposal by the Swift County-Benson Hospital to build a 75-unit senior housing facility attached to the hospital, with potential...
July 21, 2016 - 11:57pm
July 11, 2016
Highway 12 resurfacing project begins July 18 between Benson, Kerkhoven
DETROIT LAKES — Motorists on U.S. Highway 12 between Benson and Kerkhoven will encounter intermittent lane closures when a resurfacing...
July 11, 2016 - 12:09am
July 9, 2016
Jerry Springer did it
BENSON—It took just four minutes for a Benson driver, engaged in a chase with a police officer, to drive through several front yards on 12th Street South, crash into a parked pickup truck that then slam into a home, and strike another home with his own vehicle. The chase-ending...
July 9, 2016 - 12:29am
July 1, 2016
Man sentenced to probation, stayed prison after ramming Swift County sheriff's car
BENSON—The Dent man involved in a drunken high-speed chase who repeatedly rammed his vehicle into Swift County Sheriff John Holtz's squad car was sentenced Friday to probation and stayed jail time for multiple charges. Douglas Alan Young, 49, was sentenced to five years of...
July 1, 2016 - 7:24pm
June 27, 2016
Benson woman reflects on life after brain cancer
BENSON — Tyson Cluever recently did something she never imagined she'd do — deftly maneuver a kayak through the whitewater rapids of the...
June 27, 2016 - 7:48pm
June 24, 2016
Citizens’ group asks Benson Schools to reconsider decision to close pool
BENSON — A citizens’ committee in Benson is asking the school board to reconsider its decision in May to close the indoor swimming pool. Committee members met informally Thursday with Benson Superintendent of Schools Dennis Laumeyer and a couple of school board members to express...
June 24, 2016 - 11:08pm
June 14, 2016
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson celebrates 20 years
BENSON—Gene Fynboh didn't like the price of corn, but what bothered him most was watching all of the corn he and other farmers in western...
June 14, 2016 - 12:00am
June 1, 2016
Swift County-Benson Hospital to expand
BENSON — Although into its third consecutive year of losing money, the Swift County-Benson Hospital is planning a $28.3 million, two-phase construction project that includes building a new 75-unit senior living complex and remodeling the hospital. The plan also includes a new partnership...
June 1, 2016 - 11:19pm
May 31, 2016
Swift County hears space, building needs report
BENSON — A nine-month-long examination of Swift County’s existing government buildings and the current and future needs of the county has...
May 31, 2016 - 11:31pm
May 24, 2016
Man accused of ramming truck into squad car in Swift County pleads guilty
BENSON — A man involved in a drunken high-speed chase who allegedly repeatedly rammed his vehicle into Swift County Sheriff John Holtz’s...
May 24, 2016 - 10:08pm