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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
Tribune file photo

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
Tribune file photo 

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
Tribune file photo
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
December 4, 2017
Murdock man killed Monday in Swift County crash
December 4, 2017 - 5:10pm
November 21, 2017
Tribune file photo

Riverview Dairy LLP of Morris is planning a fifth large dairy with state Highway 40 access west of Willmar. The Swenoda Dairy is planned in Swenoda Township of Swift County and would hold 9,500 animal units of Jersey cows, according to an environmental assessment worksheet now open for public comment.
Riverview plans fifth large dairy west of Willmar
November 21, 2017 - 5:49am
November 15, 2017
Pennock man sentenced for sexual assault of young girl
November 15, 2017 - 6:55am
October 2, 2017
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Tim and Jodi Dittes have made major upgrades to their Appleton store, Don's Food Pride. The upgrades include replacing nearly all of the refrigerated display cases, installing a new floor and LED lighting, and new display shelving.
Rural grocer reinvests in community's future: Appleton grocery store gets major upgrade
October 2, 2017 - 6:09pm
Update: 3 die in crash near Benson
October 2, 2017 - 12:19pm
September 28, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Cole Tensen, his wife and two young children evacuated their upstairs bedroom shortly before a large tree crashed into their Belgrade home during a storm last week. National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed a total of six tornadoes overnight Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, five of them in west central Minnesota.
Five tornadoes ripped across west central Minnesota last week
September 28, 2017 - 7:15pm
September 19, 2017
Pennock man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct with minor
September 19, 2017 - 12:12pm
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