May 2018

Tue
29
May
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Bridge Replacement Projects
BIDS CLOSE June 27th, 2018
Benson, Minnesota

  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 10:00 AM on June 27th 2018, at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, PO Box 241, Benson, MN 56215.  Sealed bids will then be opened and publicly read at 10:00 AM at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, for the construction project listed below:

Project Number:  S.A.P. 076-598-012

Location:  On Swift County Road 85 – 2 Mi. Northwest of Murdock MN
Type of work:  Bridge Replacement – Construct Bridge # 76J32 (Old # 89476)
Project Length:  200.00’
Major Items:    
•  Remove Old Bridge (Timber Structure)
•  Install 2 Lines of – 12’ x 10’ x 40’ RC Box Culverts w/ End Sections    
•  185 Ton – Random Rip Rap Class III        

Project Number:  S.A.P. 076-599-041

Tue
29
May
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Road Construction Project
BIDS CLOSE June 27th 2018
Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 10:30 AM on June 27th 2018, at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, PO Box 241, Benson, MN 56215.  Sealed bids will then be opened and publicly read at 10:30 AM at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, for the construction project listed below:

Type of work:  Bituminous, Milling, Reclamation, Surfacing, & Culvert Replacement
S.A.P. 076-606-046    
Location:  On Swift CSAH 6 – From US TH 12 to Grant Ave
S.A.P. 076-618-008    
Location:  On Swift CSAH 18 – From Swift CSAH 35 to E. Co. Line
S.A.P. 076-635-028    
Location:  On Swift CSAH 35 – From 2000’ North of US TH 12 to CSAH 12

Tue
29
May
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage:
DATE OF MORTGAGE:    January 11, 2010
MORTGAGOR: Jacob C. Johnson, as a single person.
MORTGAGEE: Riverwood Bank.

DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 20, 2010 Swift County Recorder, Document No. 230313.

Tue
29
May
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An Opportunity And A Challenge

We read two stories this past week that seem at odds with each other.

Minneapolis, the state’s biggest city, is growing at its fastest pace since 1950.  Renting an apartment, or buying a house, is getting increasingly difficult because supply isn’t meeting the demand of newcomers, Greta Kaul of MinnPost writes.

“Between 1940 and 1950, Minneapolis added more than 29,000 people, an increase of 6 percent, according to U.S. Census data. By 2020, the Metropolitan Council projects that Minneapolis will have added about 40,000 residents since 2010, an increase of more than 10 percent,” she reports.

Minneapolis’ population is nearing 420,000 while St. Paul’s is over 305,000. The Twin Cities area is over 3 million people and contains over half the state’s population of around 5.52 million.

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29
May
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Jeffrey Douglas VanWinkle

Jeffrey Douglas VanWinkle

JEFFREY DOUGLAS VANWINKLE
December 17, 1949 - December 2, 2017

Jeffrey Douglas VanWinkle, 68, of Hugo, Minnesota passed away December 2, 2017 at the Fort Snelling Hospital in Minneapolis due to complications with agent orange.

A  memorial service will be held Monday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Snelling Vietnam Veteran’s Wall, Assembly Area 2 in Minneapolis.

Jeff was born December 17, 1949 in Winona to John and Lorraine VanWinkle. Jeff served his country during the Vietnam War as a medic.  Jeff was employed at TSI in Shoreview as a mechanic.

Jeffrey enjoyed camping and riding his Harley Davidson. He also enjoyed taking care of his three rescue dogs, Millie, Herschey and Scooter.

Jeffrey is survived by his son, Jesse of Hugo (his longtime caretaker); daughter: Ashley VanWinkle Borden of Evansville, WY; sister Doris of White Bear Lake; grandchildren: Payton, Collin, Brailey and Jace; other relatives and friends.  

Tue
29
May
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Frances. H. Holtan

Frances H. Holtan

FRANCES H. HOLTAN
July 19, 1926 - May 26, 2018

Frances H. Holtan, 91, of DeGraff, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, May 26, 2018 in the Clara City Care Center. Visitation was held 10-11 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff.

Frances Helen Holtan was born July 19, 1926, in DeGraff, the daughter of James and Margaret (Goggin) Dean. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.  She grew up and attended grade school in DeGraff and graduated from Benson Senior High School.

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29
May
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Elroy T. Flaten

Elroy T. Flaten

ELROY T. FLATEN
May 27, 2018

Elroy T. Flaten, 87, of St Louis Park, Minnesota passed away peacefully May 27, 2018.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.  Thurs, May 31, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1601 S 4th St, Anoka, with visitation starting at 10 a.m.  Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery in Benson.  
Elroy was retired after 41 years with John Deere in Minneapolis and Bloomington.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer & Tillie Flaten; sister, Alvera (Kenneth) Haugen; brothers-in-law, Al Mortenson and Wally Schroeder.  

Elroy is survived by his children, Jeffrey Flaten and Jan (Jeff) Hislop; grandchildren, Nisse, Garrett, Mitch (Stephanie), Janna, Ross (Jenna), Andrea, and Grant; sisters, Clarice Schroeder and Harriet Mortenson; other family and friends.  

Fri
25
May
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Legislature done with Benson’s $20 million in place

Truckers, loggers and other suppliers of Benson Power, LLC, could be getting $40 million in compensation as Xcel Energy looks to shut down the biomass power plant.

$40 million for Benson Power suppliers on governor’s desk

Minnesota’s 2018 Legislature adjourned late Sunday night leaving the $20 million in payments scheduled to come to City of Benson over the next four years to compensate for the loss of Benson Power, LLC, in place.

The first $4 million payment is scheduled to come by June 30. After that, $6.5 million payments are scheduled to be made by June 30, 2019, and June 30, 2020. A final $3 million payment is due by June 30, 2021.

City officials were concerned that efforts to compensate truckers and suppliers of Benson power for lost income would cause changes to the City of Benson’s legislation affecting the payment amounts or timing of the payments.

Fri
25
May
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Illegal immigration arrests open possibilties for PCF

CoreCivic’s Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton is putting itself in line to get illegal immigrants arrested by ICE and being held for deportation. Photo by Leslie Ehrenberg.

Editor’s note: Some of the information for this story is from a story written by Associated Press reporter Adam Geller.

With the Trump Administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, there is a growing demand for prison space around the country including the Upper Midwest.

It has given renewed hope for those who are pushing for the reopening of the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton that it could once again become an economic boost to the area’s economy.

At one time, the 1,640-bed Prairie Correctional Facility (PCF) employed 350 people from 24 surrounding counties and generated an estimated $15.2 million in economic vitality for the region. However, owner CoreCivic closed the facility in February 2010. Though it has sat empty, the private prison company has kept a minimal maintenance staff in place and invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in its upkeep.

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May
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Benson airport getting $820,000 in upgrades

With considerable financial assistance from the federal and state governments, the Benson City Council agreed at its meeting Monday night to pursue more than $820,000 in improvements to the municipal airport.

It has contracted with TKDA Professional Services of St. Paul for work on a new aviation dual-fuel storage tank at the airport and the removal of the old tank. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has ordered the city to replace the old tank.

The cost of the new fuel tanks is $320,000, but the federal government is paying 90 percent of the cost, or $288,000. The state government is paying $16,000 as is the City of Benson....

 

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