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March 23, 2018
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The Public Utilities Commission denied petitions by suppliers – including turkey growers, loggers, timber producers and truckers – asking it to reconsider decisions allowing Xcel Energy to purchase and close the Benson Power biomass plant.
PUC denies suppliers' petitions seeking to stop closure of Benson Power
March 23, 2018 - 5:29am
March 19, 2018
One injured Sunday in Swift County accident
March 19, 2018 - 9:09am
March 13, 2018
Hancock Public School Superintendent Loren Hacker, left, and Swift County Sheriff John Holtz speak Tuesday at a news conference.  Sue Dieter / Forum News Serviceplay button
Update 6 p.m.: Sheriff says Hancock school van apparently did not yield in crash with semi
March 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Victims in school van and semi crash identified
March 13, 2018 - 10:29am
Sheriff says no fatalities in 'horrific crash' between Hancock school van, semi
March 13, 2018 - 12:32am
March 12, 2018
Update 8:15 p.m.: Hancock school van driver, at least 2 students transported after crash
March 12, 2018 - 8:37pm
Update 6:45 p.m.: Crash with multiple injuries involves Hancock school van
March 12, 2018 - 6:44pm
February 17, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
A truck drives through the delivery entrance at Benson Power Friday morning. Truckers hauling turkey litter and wood pulp to the plant will lose $24.1 million a year in sales with the plant closing, according to a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Benson Power closing costly, and under challenge
February 17, 2018 - 5:32am
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Stores line the street of downtown Benson. The loss of the power plant's 45 jobs will represent a significant loss to the city of Benson, according to a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, although the study did not look at the ripple effects to businesses in the community. The city is hopeful for new economic development to fully replace the jobs and tax base lost.
Benson aims to replace loss with new industry
February 17, 2018 - 5:15am
January 31, 2018
Court orders new trial for Swift County defendant
January 31, 2018 - 5:32am
January 19, 2018
Planned electric outage today to affect Benson CNH Case
January 19, 2018 - 4:10am
January 17, 2018
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The front gate of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton is shown in this undated file photo. A newly released architectural assessment provides costs for the state to purchase, upgrade and staff the facility, or to lease it. The privately owned prison has not held inmates since February 2010.
$196.5 million over 15 years: State gets price tag for buying, upgrading Appleton prison
January 17, 2018 - 6:35pm
January 10, 2018
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The long and bitter legal dispute between the Glacial Lakes Cooperative and Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company, both of Benson, reached the state Supreme Court last week. A ruling is pending.
High court hears Glacial Plains, CVEC dispute
January 10, 2018 - 6:32am
December 13, 2017
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State finds Heartland Ranch employee responsible for maltreatment
December 13, 2017 - 1:59pm
December 5, 2017
Update: State Patrol ID man killed in Swift County crash
December 5, 2017 - 9:15am
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