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February 3, 2016
Benson woman faces charges after fight leaves a man with a stab wound
BENSON — A Benson woman is facing charges after a fight Saturday left a man with a stab wound from a kitchen knife. Valeria Ann Boyd, 26, made her first appearance Monday in Swift County District Court. She has been charged with two felonies for second-degree assault with a dangerous...
February 3, 2016 - 11:10pm
January 29, 2016
Human trafficking affects locals, group tells Willmar
Twenty-five people stood up one-by-one in a crowded room, each telling the individual story of a victim of human trafficking. It created a powerful...
January 29, 2016 - 12:04am
January 22, 2016
UPDATE: Clara City man injured after falling asleep at the wheel
BENSON - Travis Jaenisch, 22, of Clara City, was seriously injured Friday in a car accident on Highway 12 east of Benson after he fell asleep at the wheel and drove across the center line, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. An earlier report from the State Patrol had misidentified...
January 22, 2016 - 1:42pm
January 12, 2016
Safety issues bolster Benson’s case for improving rail crossings
BENSON — Just over a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Transportation completed a study of railroad crossings, ranking the risk of accidents...
January 12, 2016 - 11:36pm
January 7, 2016
Benson offers look at railroad crossing plans
BENSON — Benson residents will have their opportunity to weigh in on proposals to improve safety at the three downtown crossings of the Burlington...
January 7, 2016 - 11:30pm
January 6, 2016
Jury convicts Moorhead man of eight drug, traffic charges
BENSON — A Swift County jury found a Moorhead man guilty of eight drug and traffic-related charges after a two-day trial this week. Michael Gene Johnson, 46, was found guilty of the second-degree sale and third-degree possession of three grams or more of heroin/cocaine/methamphetamine,...
January 6, 2016 - 10:48pm
January 5, 2016
Appleton woman sentenced for having sex with juvenile
BENSON — An Appleton woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with a juvenile male will be on probation for 15 years and must register as a predatory...
January 5, 2016 - 10:15pm
January 2, 2016
Benson's Heartland Girls Ranch awarded state funds
BENSON — Heartland Girls Ranch of Benson is among seven organizations awarded funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to continue and expand services for sex-trafficked minors. Altogether, $3.3 million was awarded for emergency shelter, outreach services and supportive...
January 2, 2016 - 12:29am
December 16, 2015
Winter storm covering roads with slush, snow in west central Minnesota this morning
WILLMAR - Motorists in west central Minnesota are contending with snow- and slush-covered roads this morning as a weather system expected to...
December 16, 2015 - 9:39am
December 14, 2015
VIDEO: Farmsteads light up the Swift County countryside
Colorful lights and holiday music brighten the winter landscape at the Mitteness and Goff farms. The farmsteads are both some four miles south...
December 14, 2015 - 10:31am
November 19, 2015
Records published Nov. 19
This is the records summary for Nov. 19. DeGraff man found dead in vehicle BENSON — A 59-year-old DeGraff man was found deceased in his vehicle at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday in a ditch south of DeGraff on 70th Street Southeast in Swift County. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office...
November 19, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Woman gets out of vehicle stuck in water-filled ditch
BENSON — Emergency responders aided a woman around 4:50 p.m. Tuesday who was trapped in her vehicle which was partly in water in a ditch close to the intersection of Minnesota Highway 29 and Swift County Road 6 south of Benson. The Swift County Sheriff’s Office reported in a...
November 18, 2015 - 11:28pm
Woman rescued after vehicle gets stuck in ditch with water south of Benson
BENSON - Emergency responders in Swift County aided a woman who was trapped in her vehicle which was partly in water in a ditch close to the intersection of Minnesota Trunk Highway 29 and Country Road 6 south of Benson around 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday. The Swift County Sheriff’s department...
November 18, 2015 - 10:30am
Driver found deceased in single-vehicle crash in Swift County
BENSON - Emergency responders in Swift County responded to an accident on Tuesday, where a man was found deceased. According to the Swift County Sheriff's Department: A 59-year-old DeGraff man was found deceased in his vehicle in a ditch south of DeGraff on 70th Street Southeast...
November 18, 2015 - 9:42am
November 10, 2015
Records published Nov. 10
This is the records summary for Tuesday. Authorities issue alert for stolen metals BENSON — Swift County authorities released an alert Monday from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for anyone with information about the location of 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of aluminum, stainless...
November 10, 2015 - 12:01am