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Swift County hires interim administrator
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September 27, 2016
Swift County hires interim administrator
BENSON—After accepting the resignation Tuesday of Swift County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver, the County Board of Commissioners appointed Jan Fransen as the interim county administrator. Pogge-Weaver's last day is Oct. 21. He will begin his new job as the city administrator...
10 hours 23 min ago
September 26, 2016
Swift County Administrator expected to submit resignation during special meeting Tuesday
BENSON—The Swift County Commissioners will hold a special meeting 10 a.m. tomorrow when County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver is expected...
September 26, 2016 - 12:36pm
September 7, 2016
Swift County Administrator is Iowa finalist
CARROLL, Iowa - Swift County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver has received a conditional offer to become the city manager for Carroll, Iowa,...
September 7, 2016 - 8:15pm
August 19, 2016
Dayton not interested in Appleton prison purchase
ST. PAUL—Supporters of a western Minnesota private prison may not want to get their hopes up that the state could buy the facility. Thursday's...
August 19, 2016 - 3:27pm
August 18, 2016
Lawmakers speculate price of Appleton prison could drop with federal phase-out of private facilities
APPLETON—News Thursday that the federal government intends to phase out use of privately owned prisons has renewed questions about the...
August 18, 2016 - 7:51pm
July 29, 2016
Kerkhoven pilot dies in Wisconsin plane crash
KERKHOVEN - A flying enthusiast from Kerkhoven known for his good humor and love for friends has died in a plane crash in Lac Crosse County,...
July 29, 2016 - 11:40am
July 11, 2016
Highway 12 resurfacing project begins July 18 between Benson, Kerkhoven
DETROIT LAKES — Motorists on U.S. Highway 12 between Benson and Kerkhoven will encounter intermittent lane closures when a resurfacing...
July 11, 2016 - 12:09am
July 7, 2016
'Appleton option' to reopen western Minn. private prison stays the course
APPLETON—Legislation to reopen the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton was met by angry protesters at its most important hearing, amendments from the floor to kill it, and public opposition from the state's employees union. And this was in the House, where the legislation...
July 7, 2016 - 12:12am
July 1, 2016
Man sentenced to probation, stayed prison after ramming Swift County sheriff's car
BENSON—The Dent man involved in a drunken high-speed chase who repeatedly rammed his vehicle into Swift County Sheriff John Holtz's squad car was sentenced Friday to probation and stayed jail time for multiple charges. Douglas Alan Young, 49, was sentenced to five years of...
July 1, 2016 - 7:24pm
June 14, 2016
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson celebrates 20 years
BENSON—Gene Fynboh didn't like the price of corn, but what bothered him most was watching all of the corn he and other farmers in western...
June 14, 2016 - 12:00am
May 31, 2016
Citizens to run for county commissions
WILLMAR — The following candidates filed for seats on area county boards, according to information available early Tuesday evening from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website. Filing for county offices closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Any candidate may withdraw a candidacy by 5...
May 31, 2016 - 11:07pm
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