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May 24, 2016
Man accused of ramming truck into squad car in Swift County pleads guilty
BENSON — A man involved in a drunken high-speed chase who allegedly repeatedly rammed his vehicle into Swift County Sheriff John Holtz’s...
May 24, 2016 - 10:08pm
May 14, 2016
Weekend crashes reported in Yellow Medicine, Swift Counties
The Minnesota State Patrol investigated a pair of crashes reported this weekend in Swift and Yellow Medicine Counties. One person was injured in a rear-end collision shortly before 5 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 212 at the entrance to a residential drive. The State Patrol said a 1998...
May 14, 2016 - 5:10pm
May 3, 2016
Swift County approves bond for broadband internet
BENSON — The sale of $7.8 million in general obligation bonds Tuesday was the final step needed to launch a $12.5 million project to bring...
May 3, 2016 - 11:54pm
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