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June 14, 2017
Court of Appeals rules for Glacial Plains in Benson
BENSON — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Glacial Plains Cooperative in a long and bitter legal dispute with a sister...
June 14, 2017 - 7:05am
June 2, 2017
State to assess use potential of Appleton prison
APPLETON - Legislation calling on the state to purchase or lease-to-own the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton did not make it through...
June 2, 2017 - 9:26pm
May 10, 2017
Semi hauling fertilizer struck by train in Swift County
DANVERS — A semi hauling liquid fertilizer was struck by a train last night in Danvers. The driver of semi had non-life-threatening injuries...
May 10, 2017 - 8:25am
April 29, 2017
Benson could lose biomass power plant: Xcel seeks to purchase, close plant
BENSON — One of Benson's largest employers, and one of Swift County's largest tax-paying entities, is expected to be closed. Xcel Energy...
April 29, 2017 - 5:58am
April 13, 2017
One injured in crash with semi near Benson
BENSON — A Benson man was injured Wednesday night when his vehicle collided with a semi. According to the State Patrol, the accident happened...
April 13, 2017 - 5:57am
February 23, 2017
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60,000
BENSON — A Benson man pretended to have cancer, authorities say — and allegedly swindled nearly $60,000 out of a friend, saying he...
February 23, 2017 - 5:44pm
January 31, 2017
Swift County offers administrator job to second candidate
BENSON — After getting turned down by their first pick, the Swift County Commissioners made an offer to hire Kelsey Baker as their new...
January 31, 2017 - 9:44pm
January 29, 2017
Benson man sentenced for high-speed chase from police officer
BENSON — Pinned beneath the steering wheel May 29 after a crash following a high-speed chase with a Benson police officer, Bernard Michael...
January 29, 2017 - 3:05pm
January 20, 2017
Murdock man dies in one-vehicle crash
A 53-year-old Murdock man died Tuesday in a car crash just north of Kerkhoven.
January 20, 2017 - 3:34pm
January 18, 2017
Swift County offers adminstrator job to Ramsey County official
BENSON — On a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Swift County Commissioners agreed to offer the job of county administrator to Larry Timmerman, a senior program evaluator with Ramsey County. The job has been vacant since Mike Pogge-Weaver submitted his resignation in September. The county's...
January 18, 2017 - 10:19pm
Historical update: Built in 1897, Swift County Courthouse approves $4.5 million improvement project
BENSON — Construction could begin this summer on a $4.5 million renovation of the historic Swift County Courthouse in Benson to increase...
January 18, 2017 - 10:13pm
January 5, 2017
Benson man dies in snowmobile crash
DE GRAFF -- A Benson man died Wednesday as a result of injuries suffered in a snowmobile crash. According to the Swift County Sheriff's Office,...
January 5, 2017 - 11:20am
December 22, 2016
Benson man found dead, believed from cold weather
BENSON -- The Swift County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 57-year-old man was found dead Sunday near the Lake Hassel access north...
December 22, 2016 - 2:27pm
December 8, 2016
Letter: A Democrat's view of the election
On Nov. 28, the West Central Tribune did a front page article on why Swift County went Republican. There were interesting comments and speculation...
December 8, 2016 - 7:58am
November 27, 2016
Why Swift County swung Republican in 2016
BENSON — Of the 19 Minnesota counties that swung Republican for this year's presidential election, none did so more drastically than Swift...
November 27, 2016 - 10:11pm