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Jim Vossen letter: Viable solutions for MNsure
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October 16, 2012
Several manufacturers in region to open doors to public during Minn. Tour of Manufacturing
WILLMAR -- Minnesota manufacturing companies, including several in western and central Minnesota, are inviting the general public to tour their facilities next week during the Minnesota Tour of Manufacturing week. According to the state Department of Employment and Economic Development,...
October 16, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Benson, Minn., bakery celebrates 80 years
For 80 years the Johannessen family has made no secret of the Benson Bakery's most important recipe. Its recipe for business success is on always...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 3, 2012
Buckle Up: Seat belt patrols coming in Minnesota, Kandiyohi, Swift counties
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, including those in Kandiyohi and Swift counties, are planning extra seat belt patrols between Oct. 12 and 26 to encourage motorists to buckle up. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county...
October 3, 2012 - 9:44am
September 10, 2012
High fire danger today, Tuesday
WILLMAR -- The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for west central and south central Minnesota for today and Tuesday. The weather service issued the warning because temperatures warming into the 80s, minimum relative humidity near 20 percent, dry fuel conditions...
September 10, 2012 - 12:00am
September 1, 2012
Sheriff says no danger to public safety after man, woman found dead in Benson, Minn., area home
BENSON -- The man and woman found deceased Wednesday at a residence north of Benson were identified on Friday afternoon as Holly Ann Hagen, 45, and Mark Richard Hamilton, 53. The two resided at the residence on the 400 block of Minnesota Highway 29 north of Benson where their bodies...
September 1, 2012 - 12:00am
August 31, 2012
Swift County releases names of man and woman found dead in home north of Benson
BENSON -- The man and woman found deceased at a residence north of Benson on Wednesday were identified this afternoon as Holly Ann Hagen, 45, and Mark Richard Hamilton, 53, according to information from the Swift County Sheriff's Department. Their bodies were found at a residence...
August 31, 2012 - 5:24pm
Two people found dead at residence north of Benson, Minn.
BENSON -- Authorities are investigating the deaths of a 45-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man who were found dead last night at a home north...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
August 30, 2012
Two people found dead at rural Benson, Minn., home
BENSON - Authorities are investigating the deaths of a 45-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man who were found dead last night at a home north of Benson. According to a news release from the Swift County Sheriff's Office, officers were asked to conduct a welfare check at about 8:26...
August 30, 2012 - 1:15pm
August 23, 2012
Weather moving across Swift County, hail reported southeast of Milan, Minn.
BENSON -- The National Weather Service radar is tracking strong thunderstorms along a line from three miles southeast of Appleton to seven miles southeast of Danvers to four miles east of DeGraff. The Weather Service says these storms are moving northeast at 30 mph. Hail up to nickel...
August 23, 2012 - 11:55am
August 9, 2012
Kandiyohi, Swift Co., Minn., law officers ticket 135 drivers during speed enforcement
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from Kandiyohi and Swift counties ticketed 135 motorists for speeding during the July statewide speed enforcement effort. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices participated in the...
August 9, 2012 - 10:59am
July 31, 2012
Swift County Benson Hospital begins new construction project on 100th birthday
BENSON -- One hundred years after it opened its doors the Swift County Benson Hospital is expanding its campus with a $5.3 million construction...
July 31, 2012 - 12:00am
July 23, 2012
Farewell service set for rural Murdock, Minn., church headed for new home
MURDOCK -- When Kathy Weckwerth looks at the Frank Lake Covenant Church, she looks past the peeling exterior paint and the stained glass windows...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
Frank Lake Covenant Church farewell details
MURDOCK -- A final farewell service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Frank Lake Covenant Church, located just off of state Highway 9, between Sunburg and Benson. The service will include a hymn-sing by participants, a time of sharing memories and hymns sung in Swedish by former church...
July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 17, 2012
Ginny Benson recently received her national certification in hospice and palliative care nursing from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses. She has been a registered nurse with Rice Hospice for 24 years and is the Benson satellite office coo...
July 17, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
Scandinavian Quartet to perform Wednesday in Benson
BENSON -- Touring the upper Midwest, the Scandinavian Quartet will stop to perform at 7 p.m. June 27 at Roosevelt Park in Benson. The quartet was formed in 2010 when Matias Bjornstad, Linn Persson, Pen Nordell and Jesper Eriksson met at the Royal College of Music in Sweden.
June 23, 2012 - 12:00am