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April 21, 2016
Swift County receives bond rating upgrade
BENSON — A new rating by Standard and Poor’s improves Swift County’s credit rating, the county learned Thursday. Standard and Poor’s assigned its AA- long-term rating to Swift County’s series 2016A bonds. This rating reflects a one-step upgrade over the previous rating...
April 21, 2016 - 9:48pm
April 8, 2016
Letter: Appleton facility has potential
As a former employee of Prairie Correctional Facility, which closed its doors in 2010, I believe the prison facility has a vital solution to...
April 8, 2016 - 3:00am
April 7, 2016
Swift County to sell $7.8 million in bonds for broadband internet project
BENSON — The Swift County Commissioners took the next step to secure a $7.8 million general obligation bond that will provide up-front money to expand broadband internet to rural homes and businesses in the eastern half of the county. At the meeting Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners...
April 7, 2016 - 11:34pm
April 4, 2016
Letter: Thank you Swift County residents
I’d like to thank the residents of Appleton and Swift County who made the long trip to St. Paul in order to testify on behalf of reopening the Appleton prison. I’d also like to apologize for the behavior of the protesters at the committee hearing who clearly tried to limit your...
April 4, 2016 - 12:00am
March 17, 2016
Counties explore cooperation in social services
GRANITE FALLS — Big Stone, Swift and Yellow Medicine counties are looking at ways that their social services departments can work together,...
March 17, 2016 - 10:43pm
March 2, 2016
Appeals Court affirms Swift County assault case
BENSON — The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of Troy Gocha, 41, for two counts of second-degree assault in Swift County in...
March 2, 2016 - 11:41pm
January 29, 2016
Legislators continue support for Appleton prison
GRANITE FALLS — A Swift County task force working to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton has remained optimistic despite Governor...
January 29, 2016 - 12:09am
January 20, 2016
Court of Appeals orders new sentence in Swift County drug case
BENSON — A 75-month prison sentence will be reduced for a man convicted of second-degree drug possession in Swift County. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals remanded for resentencing the conviction of Shannon Don Quenzer, 46, of Aberdeen, South Dakota. He had been convicted...
January 20, 2016 - 11:12pm
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
December 14, 2015
Pioneer Public TV moving headquarters to Granite Falls
GRANITE FALLS - Pioneer Public Television will be moving its headquarters and main studio to Granite Falls, the station’s board of directors...
December 14, 2015 - 12:49pm
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
Swift County undertakes facility studies of county building needs
BENSON — Built in 1897 with a clock tower, arched entryway, detailed brick work and multiple pitched roofs that create a church-like exterior,...
December 14, 2015 - 12:22am
December 10, 2015
Community health projects receive grants
Minnesota counties will collectively receive a $27.2 million funding boost from the Statewide Health Improvement Program, a community-led health effort through the Minnesota Department of Health. According to a news release, this year’s round of funding includes a new focus on the...
December 10, 2015 - 10:55pm
November 27, 2015
eService expands to area county courts
WILLMAR — Minnesota’s judicial system has been creating, shuffling and storing piles of paper ever since the first territorial court was called to order in Stillwater on Aug. 13, 1849. Come Dec. 7, those days are over in Swift and Meeker counties. One day later, the same will...
November 27, 2015 - 10:31pm
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