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January 26, 2012
Swift County, Minn., to conduct special meeting to appoint interim recorder
BENSON -- The Swift County Commissioners need to act more quickly than they expected to fill the unexpired term of County Recorder Donna Lilleberg, whose resignation takes effect Jan. 31. The County Board of Commissioners will conduct a special meeting Jan. 30 to appoint someone...
January 26, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2011
Western Minn. counties take varying views of coyote bounties
MONTEVIDEO -- A $10 price was placed on the head of coyotes in Chippewa County starting Dec. 1, and some bounty hunters are answering the call. One week after the start of the bounty program, Chippewa County had paid out $10 bounties for eight coyotes. All of the coyote bounties...
December 12, 2011 - 12:00am
November 9, 2011
No serious injuries in Lac qui Parle Valley school bus accident in Swift County
MADISON -- A school bus driver and a 17-year-old student were transported to the Morris and Appleton hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening injuries after a Lac qui Parle Valley school bus left a rural highway this morning. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the one-vehicle...
November 9, 2011 - 11:14am
October 17, 2011
NNA head has plenty of ink in his veins
BENSON -- The new spokesman for community newspapers across the country comes to his role with ink in his veins from more than 30 years on the job, and an upbringing in it as well. Reed Anfinson's father, Ronald, and partner Jim Kenney purchased the Swift County Monitor and the Swift...
October 17, 2011 - 12:00am
A Minnesota voice for newspapers nationwide at a challenging time
BENSON -- Community newspapers are facing daunting challenges, and the need to tell people about them has never been greater. It's why Reed...
October 17, 2011 - 12:00am
September 14, 2011
Benson, Minn., company's challenge is finding workers
BENSON -- What John Daniels calls his company's "challenge'' is one that many rural communities would consider a good one to have. Case New...
September 14, 2011 - 12:00am
July 28, 2011
Ojibwe naming ceremony re-affirms a Benson, Minn., family's roots
BENSON -- Marie Lightning Koenigs' family roots belong to the tiny Buffalo Point first nation in southeastern Manitoba, Canada, on Lake of the...
July 28, 2011 - 8:00am
June 7, 2011
Two rural telephone cooperatives will vote again on merger
CHOKIO -- Two rural telephone cooperatives are asking their patrons for a second time to approve their merger. Patrons with the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company of Bellingham and Federated Telephone of Chokio will cast ballots Thursday on whether or not to create a merged cooperative...
June 7, 2011 - 12:00am
May 2, 2011
Tight budgets thinned its ranks, but remaining members positive
APPLETON -- It is a challenge to keep a regional tourism collaborative together. Its member counties and communities sometimes have competing...
May 2, 2011 - 12:00am
February 28, 2011
Teenagers struck by vehicle while walking on sidewalk in Benson, driver flees on foot
BENSON -- Three teenagers were taken by ambulance to the Swift County-Benson Hospital for injuries they suffered when a driver apparently lost control of his pickup truck and struck them as they walked on a sidewalk around 10:55 a.m. Saturday. The injuries were described by the Minnesota...
February 28, 2011 - 12:25pm
February 3, 2011
Swift County begins mapping survey in Camp Lake Township
BENSON -- A slow process to map Swift County townships with a global positioning system will take another step forward this year. At their meeting Tuesday, the Swift County Commissioners approved an $18,280 contract with GIS Midwest of Willmar to complete a survey of Camp Lake Township. It...
February 3, 2011 - 12:00am
January 20, 2011
Swift County seeks grant for possible purchase of OHV parkland
BENSON -- If a federal grant is approved and if local landowners are willing to sell, Swift County might be able to triple the park acreage they own in Appleton and make a popular off-highway park a permanent asset. "We're testing the water right now," said Mike Johnson, director...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
January 10, 2011
Farmland values rising
WILLMAR -- Farmland values in west central Minnesota are continuing to climb to new, historic highs, assessors in the seven-county area around Willmar report. The rising values come despite some angst over whether the values might represent a bubble in the making. "Is this the new...
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Pleas entered in pot sale case involving 11-year-old child
BENSON -- Four of the five people charged with drug sale, possession and child endangerment pleas in Swift County District Court for their roles in a marijuana deal that involved an 11-year-old child have entered guilty pleas. Everett James Quigley, 32, of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
January 6, 2011
Swift Co. receives $500K grant for 800-megahertz radios for fire personnel
BENSON -- A major federal grant will help equip Swift County firefighters with new emergency radios. The Swift County Board of Commissioners were told Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security is providing a $521,197 grant to be used...
January 6, 2011 - 12:00am