October 2018

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12
Oct
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KMS moves two wins from sub-district title

Titian Norton (84) and Austin Deike (5) come up to bring down a Benson ballcarrier during an early-season game as Kolby Lindquist (15) and others look on.

The KMS football team improved to 5-1 for the season with a 30-24 victory at Parkers Prairie, Friday night.  The Saints led early 22-8, but Parkers Prairie came back to claim a 24-22 lead in the fourth quarter before KMS  rallied for the win with a 5-yard touchdown run by Dylan Rudningen with about two minutes left in the game.  The win pushed the Saints’ record to 5-1 overall, including a 4-1 mark within the Mid State Blue sub-district.  

Royalton leads the sub-district with a 5-0 record, but if KMS can get by 0-6 BBE this week, the Saints can earn at least a share of the title with a win over Royalton in the final week of the regular season.  

The Saints are set to play at BBE, Friday, before hosting Royalton in the regular-season finale, Wednesday, Oct. 17.  The start of the Section 4A Football Tourney is set for Tuesday, Oct. 23 and right now, KMS is tied with Mayer Lutheran (5-1) for the top seed with USA right behind at 4-2....

 

Fri
12
Oct
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Tennis team tops YME in opener, 7-0

Alissa Maurer returns a shot during a straight-set win at fourth singles vs. YME, helping Benson-KMS earn a 7-0 sweep in the first round of playoffs.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team swept Yellow Medicine East in the first round of the Section 6A Girls Tennis Team Tournament last Wednesday in Benson, 7-0.  The match had been scheduled for Thursday, but was moved up a day because of the cold weather moving in later in the week.

Benson-KMS, which improved to 14-3 overall, moves on to face second-seeded Osakis in the Section 6A “Final Four”, set for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday (yesterday) at Courts Plus in Fargo.  

Top-seeded Minnewaska Area and fifth-seeded LQP-DB are set to play earlier in the morning and the Section 6A championship match is set for 1 p.m. the same day.

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team, which finished the WCC scheduled in second place behind Minnewaska Area, is also set to take part in the Section 6A Individual Tourney, Wednesday, Oct. 10 and 16.  

Fri
12
Oct
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Volleyball team hopes to turn things around soon

Claire Ricard (left) and Abby Lundebrek go up for a block against Melrose.

The Benson volleyball team was swept in a pair of WCC matches last week against Melrose last Tuesday night at home, and at Sauk Centre, Thursday.  It was the fifth and sixth-straight losses for the Braves, who fell to 5-13-1 overall and 3-8 in the WCC.

Benson played some very good volleyball last week, but couldn’t quite match up with Melrose and Sauk Centre, which are two of the top three teams in the WCC this season.

The Braves have only three more regular-season matches left on the schedule, beginning with a match at league-leading BOLD, Tuesday (yesterday) and a home match with ACGC, Thursday.  The final regular-season match is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16 at home against Montevideo....
 

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Fri
12
Oct
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ACGC routs Braves on Homecoming

Will Enderson (left) tries to bring down ACGC quarterback Michael Trebil as Sam Grussing (53) and Alden Syltie (77) come up to help out.  ACGC scored 34 points in the second half to claim a 54-19 victory.

The Benson football team gave up 34 points in the third quarter to turn a close 20-0 game into a 54-12 lead for ACGC as the Falcons went on to claim a 54-19 victory over the Braves during the 2018 Homecoming football game.

The Falcons piled up 504 yards of offense and ran 85 plays during the game using their quick-fire offense.  Benson meanwhile, had just 119 total yards on only 41 plays from scrimmage as the Braves managed just one first down and 14 net yards in the first half alone.

Wed
10
Oct
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ESTATE OF DOUGLAS JAMES BRUNER

ESTATE OF DOUGLAS JAMES BRUNER

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No.: 76-PR-18-513

Wed
10
Oct
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SUMMONS

SUMMONS

State of Minnesota
County of Kandiyohi    
District Court
Eighth Judicial District
Court File Number: 34-FA-18-251

Dissolution without Children In Re the Marriage of:

Sean Arthur Molbjerg Nielsen
    Petitioner

and

Jaime Lee Nielsen
    Respondent
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 Summons Without Real Estate
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THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT:

WARNING: Your spouse has filed a lawsuit against you for dissolution of your marriage. A copy of the paperwork regarding the lawsuit is served on you with this summons. This summons is an official document from the court that affects your rights. Read this summons carefully. If you do not understand it, contact an attorney for legal advice.

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10
Oct
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Informed Communities Are Healthy Communities

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

Holding a copy of the Monitor-News up in our office, an incensed MAAC, Inc., President Denny Larson of Montevideo said, “And I had to find out about this in the newspaper!” It probably wasn’t meant as a compliment, but it sure made us smile inside.

What Larson was referring to was a story about his low bid on a demolition project in Appleton not getting the job. We aren’t talking about a small amount of change. Larson’s bid to Swift County was $40,000 less than his competitor’s.

That is potentially $40,000 more in taxpayer money spent on the job. As we explained in our stories on the bidding process, county commissioners cited two reasons for going with T&K Kennedy Excavating, Inc., of Benson. First, it was a local business. Local also means they pay real estate taxes in Swift County. Second, T&K’s bid was more detailed.

Fri
05
Oct
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Benson City Council supports letter of intent with BME

Benson Mayor Terri Collins looks at the former Benson Power biomass electric generation plant during a city council tour of the community Monday night.

A letter of intent that spells out “general business terms” between the City of Benson and Brightmark Energy (BME) of San Francisco was by approved at a special city council meeting last Wednesday night.

It also is the first concrete step toward what could someday be a $250 million investment in Benson at the site of what until recently was Benson Power, LLC.

Xcel Energy’s purchase of the biomass power plant earlier this year set in motion the eventual sale of removable assets on the site and demolition of the buildings. Eventually, the site was to be a bare lot the city could purchase for future economic development.

Heritage Global Partners is overseeing an auction of the former generating facility assets this month.

Fri
05
Oct
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17A’s Miller, Koenen to debate

The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities has scheduled a candidate forum to discuss issues relevant to the Nov. 6 election in Minnesota House District 17A for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Swift County Law Enforcement Center in Benson.

It is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Republican District 17A Rep. Tim Miller and Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) candidate former Sen. Lyle Koenen have been invited.

District 17A includes all of Swift, Chippewa and Renville counties and the four southern Kandiyohi townships of Edwards, Holland, Roseland and Lake Lillian.

Sara Lundquist, morning show host and program director for 93.5 KSCR Radio, Benson, and Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News and Grant County Herald, will be the moderators. Anfinson also serves on the state’s Center for Rural Policy & Development, a non-partisan research body that advises the Legislature on rural issues.

Fri
05
Oct
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BHS Homecoming 2018: Queen Paige Cain & King Jared Knutson

From left to right in front are Mya Kurkosky, Katelyn Tolifson, Ava Nichols, Blake Larson, Chloe Collins, Isabelle Abner, and Jacquelyn Hanson.  In back are Toby Gonnerman, Cole Petrick, Queen Paige Cain, King Jared Knutson, Riley Grube, Matt Goossen, and Hunter Gonnerman.

Pictured are members of the 2018 BHS Homecoming Royalty Court.  From left to right in front are Mya Kurkosky, Katelyn Tolifson, Ava Nichols, Blake Larson, Chloe Collins, Isabelle Abner, and Jacquelyn Hanson.  In back are Toby Gonnerman, Cole Petrick, Queen Paige Cain, King Jared Knutson, Riley Grube, Matt Goossen, and Hunter Gonnerman.

 

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