July 2018

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School board filings open Tuesday

School district filings open this coming Tuesday and run through  Tuesday, Aug. 14.

There will be four school board seats up for election in November. Three will be for four-year terms and one for three years. Those school board members whose seats are four-year terms are Chad Payne, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, and Paul Carruth. Tammy Gunlogson’s seat is a two-year term.

When a person files for the school board, he or she will have to indicate whether or not they are seeking a two-year or four-year term.

In the November election, the two candidates who receive the most votes for the two-year and four-year terms will be elected to office. They will join Mary K.W. Langan, Bill McGeary and Gary Williams on the school board in January.

Mail ballots have already been sent out to District 777 residents of Swift County with residents of Pope and Chippewa counties to get theirs shortly, Supt. Dennis Laumeyer said at Monday night’s school board meeting.

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88th Kid Day Celebration held in Benson

Ron Vadnais, as Fred Flintstone, walks in the 88th annual Benson Kid Day parade Saturday, July 21 with grandson Logan (Bamm Bamm) and granddaughter Lily (Pebbles) who are children of Ben and Alicia Vadnais.

Ron Vadnais, as Fred Flintstone, walks in the 88th annual Benson Kid Day parade Saturday, July 21 with grandson Logan (Bamm Bamm) and granddaughter Lily (Pebbles) who are children of Ben and Alicia Vadnais.

 

Don't miss our Kid Day Special section, filled with full color photos from Kid Day weekend - available on newstands now or at the Monitor-News office!

 

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HRA to seek $36,000 increase in 2019 county levy

Funds would stabilize budget, help with demolition program
 

Swift County’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority plans to raise its levy from $90,000 this year to $126,000 for 2019, an increase of $36,000.

Part of the reason for the increase is the uncertainty of one of its funding sources. The HRA has gotten an average gross income of $29,750 annually from shares the county owns of the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC.) However, out of that payment it has had to pay its corn pool expenses to provide corn to CVEC.

The net revenues it gets from its CVEC dividend have been very good some years and in other years almost nothing, HRA Executive Director Vicki Syverson says. That makes it hard on budgeting and programs. Syverson adds that the levy increase is needed.

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Big fish caught in Chippewa River

Pictured above is Megan Berens, who caught this massive 34-inch Northern at about 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 18 in the Chippewa River near her grandpa Donald Berens’ farm. Her grandpa is the one who netted the fish.  (Submitted photo.)

Pictured above is Megan Berens, who caught this massive 34-inch Northern at about 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 18 in the Chippewa River near her grandpa Donald Berens’ farm. Her grandpa is the one who netted the fish.  (Submitted photo.)

 

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Five Benson High School students attend first-ever National Trap Shooting contest in Michigan

Pictured are Benson High School’s five national qualifiers to the National Trap Shoot competition in Michigan.  From left to right are Jared Kurksoky, Hunter Mondor, Brady Ascheman, Devon Liles, and AJ Klassen.

Benson had five students who qualified for and attended the first-ever national trap shooting event held in Mason, MI, recently. The clay target league has spread across the United States and is now made up of kids from twenty other states in addition to Minnesota, with about 25,000 kids participating nationwide.

The national shoot was made up of kids who scored high enough averages in the regular season to qualify them to shoot in the national tourney. “For these kids to even make the national level qualifying level is a great accomplishment,” coach Andy Abner said.

Attending the national trap shoot was the Benson team of AJ Klassen, Devon Lilies, Hunter Mondor, Brady Ascheman, and Jared Kurkosky. Three of the five  (Klassen, Liles, and Mondor) shot in the individual competition.

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NOTICE OF FILING

NOTICE OF FILING FOR THE 2018 STATE GENERAL ELECTION
SWIFT COUNTY, MINNESOTA
July 20, 2018
Notice is hereby given as pursuant in Minnesota Statutes, section 204B.33 that a general election will be held in Swift County on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing candidates for the offices listed below.  The filing period for these offices begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. 
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The place of filing for offices is the Office of County Auditor, Swift County Courthouse, 301 14th Street North, Benson, MN 56215.

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ESTATE OF DENNIS L. HAGEN

ESTATE OF DENNIS L. HAGEN

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE WHETHER A PUBLIC NUISANCE EXISTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY,
WHETHER ABATEMENT OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY BY CITY OF BENSON IS REASONABLE AND
NECESSARY, AND DETERMINATION OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AGAINST THE PRIVATE PROPERTY
 
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 20th day of August, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. the City Council of Benson at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, will hold a public hearing to determine proposed abatement by the City of Benson of proposed nuisance conditions of tires, trash, rubbish, abandoned vehicles, refuse and worthless or unused materials or articles and special assessment for costs of abatement of said nuisance conditions against the following property:

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NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION

NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION

To the Electors of the Townships of:  Appleton, Camp Lake, Clontarf, Cashel, Dublin, Edison, Fairfield, Hayes, Hegbert, Marysland, Moyer, Kerkhoven, Shible, Six Mile Grove, Swenoda and Tara;
and To the Electors of the Cities of: Clontarf, Danvers, Holloway and Murdock, in the County of Swift, State of Minnesota,
Notice is Hereby Given That a Primary Election will be held in all the above named cities and townships at 301 14th Street North, Benson, MN 56215 on Tuesday, the Fourteenth day of August, 2018, at which time the polls will be opened at 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following offices Federal Offices: One United States Senator, One United States Senator (Special Election for Term ending January 3, 2021) and One United States Representative; State Offices: One Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General; Dated this 19th day of July 2018.
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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.
 Benson Senior High Media Center

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