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August 14, 2018
Update: All highways now open after gas line break in Benson
20 hours 25 min ago
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Appeals court rejects Swift County defendant's claim of entrapment
August 14, 2018 - 7:12am
August 1, 2018
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

A billboard on U.S. Highway 12 in Benson urges support for the Benson School District's proposed $26 million construction project. Residents go to the polls Aug. 14 to vote on the button
$26 million referendum on ballot in Benson School District
August 1, 2018 - 10:01pm
July 10, 2018
Tribune file photo
Industry recognizes CVEC board of directors
July 10, 2018 - 12:09pm
July 3, 2018
Custom Roto-Mold partner honored
July 3, 2018 - 1:51pm
June 21, 2018
Tribune file photo

Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in 2014 terminated its grain handling contract with Glacial Plains Cooperative. Four years of litigation followed, and Friday it returns to District Court in Swift County.
Supreme Court rules CVEC may end contract with Glacial Plains; case returns to local court
June 21, 2018 - 5:52am
June 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Carmen Halvorson walks into Cash Wise Foods with an umbrella that inverted during the rainstorm Monday afternoon in Willmar.
'Keeping our head above water': Monday rains drop more than 4 inches in some areas
June 12, 2018 - 6:28am
May 22, 2018
Explosion injures one in Swift County
May 22, 2018 - 3:31pm
April 9, 2018
Letter: Snaring is inhumane and inexcusable
April 9, 2018 - 5:00am
March 28, 2018
Submitted/ Lynn and Lane Geyer delivered a Suburban full of donated goods to the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis on Wednesday in honor of the Holloway accident victims. The House is hosting the parents of Harliegh and Savannah Schlief, who were among the worst injured and are receiving care in the Twin Cities.
Benson woman delivers truck load of goods in honor of Hancock school accident victims
March 28, 2018 - 10:47pm
March 23, 2018
Tribune file photo

The Public Utilities Commission denied petitions by suppliers – including turkey growers, loggers, timber producers and truckers – asking it to reconsider decisions allowing Xcel Energy to purchase and close the Benson Power biomass plant.
PUC denies suppliers' petitions seeking to stop closure of Benson Power
March 23, 2018 - 5:29am
February 28, 2018
Appleton man charged with three new felonies after standoff in backyard fishhouse
February 28, 2018 - 7:25pm
February 23, 2018
Benson supports power plant closing, says biomass never fulfilled promise
February 23, 2018 - 6:39am
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