December 2018

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NOTICE FOR FILING

NOTICE OF FILING

  Notice of filing for Langhei Township, Pope County, State of MN; Two officers, Supervisor for three years, Treasurer for two years.  Affidavits for candidacy for a two week period beginning January 2, 2019 and closes January 16, 2019.  Filing fee is $2.00.

Gary Williams, Clerk
Langhei Township
12-19-2c
 

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Social Media, Russians Undermine First Amendment

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

This past Saturday was the birthday of the signing of the Bill of Rights. Among the 10 amendments included in the bill was the First Amendment, which guarantees our fundamental rights of freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom to petition our government, and freedom of speech. It was signed by the nation’s founders Dec. 15, 1791.

It is considered one of the greatest foundational documents ever written to shape a democracy responsive to the citizens who elect those who govern. It gives us the power to hold our leaders accountable and voice our thoughts whether those in power like them or not.

But while The First Amendment is one of our founder’s greatest achievements it has now been shown also to be one of our greatest weaknesses.

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Joshua Ahrndt

JOSHUA AHRNDT

JOSHUA AHRNDT
October 30, 1990 • December 12, 2018

Joshua Ahrndt, 28, son, brother, uncle, grandchild, nephew, and friend to many passed away suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

A funeral service in memory of Joshua will be held at the St Francis Catholic Church in Benson, Minnesota, 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 19 with visitation 1 hour prior to the service.

A memorial service will be held in Castle Rock, CO at a later date to be determined.

Joshua will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Kim & Alonah, brother Brandon, nephew Jayse and his dog Lily.   Joshua will also be fondly remembered by his grandparents, great grandmother, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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Mary Ann Fath, CSJ

Mary Ann Fath, CSJ

MARY ANN FATH, CSJ
February 15, 1934 • December 9, 2018

Mary Ann Fath, CSJ of St. Paul, died peacefully December 9, 2018 at Carondelet Village in St. Paul.

This witty "tell it like it is," lover of the land was born on a farm just east of De Graff, Minnesota, February 15, 1934.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 14, 2018 at Our Lady of the Presentation Chapel, 1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul with Visitation at 10:00 a.m preceding Mass. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights

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KMS boys open up season 2-0

Pictured above from left to right for the KMS boys basketball team, which is 2-0 to start the season, are head coach Matt Fragodt, and senior captains Regan Carlson, Weston Gjerde, and Ethan Hauge.

The KMS boys basketball team opened up the season with two big wins over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (64-31) and Dawson-Boyd (60-56) last week.

The Saints, who were 15-13 overall last year, are hoping to stay above .500 this season and compete for the Camden North Conference title.

This week, KMS was set to play at Prinsburg CMCS, Thursday (tomorrow) and at BBE, Friday, before coming home again Tuesday, Dec. 18 for a game with Renville County West.

KMS 64, BLHS 31

The Saints opened up the season with a commanding 64-31 win at Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart last Monday night...

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

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Lady Storm edge Park Rapids in OT

MBA goalie Leah Thompson (right) makes a save for the Lady Storm during the season opener in Benson.  MBA is set to host another game in Benson this Saturday vs. Fairmont.

The MBA girls hockey team edged Park Rapids in overtime last week to earn its second victory of the season.  The Lady Storm took a 4-2 lead, but Park Rapids forced overtime with two late goals before Hannah Zimmel scored the gamewinner in overtime.

One night later, MBA hosted Crookston in Morris and the Lady Storm lost 6-3 to fall to 2-8 overall.

This week, MBA was set to host Prairie Centre in Morris, Tuesday (yesterday) before hosting Fairmont at the Benson Civic Center, Saturday.

MBA 5, Park Rapids 4, ot

The Lady Storm earned their second win of the season with a 5-4 overtime victory over Park Rapids, Thursday night at Morris.

MBA also secured its first victory of the season, Nov. 17 at Park Rapids, 3-2...

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Benson girls top Bulldogs, 53-39

Abbie Mitteness (left) and Hannah Andrews apply tough, half-court defense pressure during an early-season win for the Braves.

The Benson girls basketball team split a pair of games last week, winning at Paynesville last Tuesday night in a non-conference game, 53-39, but losing at Sauk Centre two nights later, 64-31.

Benson 53, Paynesville 39

Kaitlyn Berreau, Claire Ricard, and Abby Lundebrek combined for 49 points to lead the Benson girls to a 53-39 victory at Paynesville last Tuesday night.

The Braves, 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the WCC, have two more games scheduled for this week, beginning with a home game against BOLD, Tuesday (yesterday) and continuing with a game at NLS, Thursday (tomorrow)...

For more on this story, and to keep up on all the latest in area sports, subscribe to the Swift County Monitor-News print edition or our PDF internet edition. Call 320-843-4111 and you can get all the local news and sports delivered to you!

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Benson wrestlers rout SC-Melrose for first win

Thomas Dineen (left) wrestles during a quick pin at 220 pounds during the Braves’ win over SC-Melrose.

The Benson wrestling team had a busy week last week, competing in a home triangular, Thursday, and also competing at the Willmar Tournament, Saturday.

The Braves split their matches at the triangular, beating Sauk Centre-Melrose in the first match, 63-15, but also losing to Detroit Lakes in the final match of the night, 66-6.

At Willmar, Benson placed sixth and KMS was third in a meet dominated by the host Cardinals, who won nine of the 14 individual titles on the way to 243 points with St. Cloud in second with 141.5 points.

Coy Gunderson (106 pounds), Will Magaard (126), and Jared Carlson (145) won titles for the Saints, with Chase Magaard (113) and Richard Jones (182) placing second, while for Benson, Wyatt McGee (160 pounds) and Alden Syltie (22) both placed second to lead the way.

The only competition for Benson this week is the BOLD triangular, Friday, which also includes a strong Wabasso-Red Rock Central team...

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Braves end losing skid with win over Montevideo

Matt Goossen (middle) drives toward the basket during Benson’s 71-64 victory over Montevideo last Tuesday night in Benson.  The win broke a 28-game losing streak for the Braves.  The Benson girls also won the same night over Paynesville, which was the first time in nearly six years the two teams won the same night.

The Benson boys basketball team snapped a long losing streak with a 71-64 victory over Montevideo last Tuesday night at home.  The Braves led for most of the game, and held on for the win, which ended a 28-game losing streak for the Benson boys basketball program.

The Braves also played at Paynesville, Friday, and stayed with the host Bulldogs for most of the game before Paynesville increased a 26-25 halftime lead with 45 points in the second half to earn a 71-56 non-conference win.

The Benson boys are set to host the Benson Boys Basketball Invitational this Friday and Saturday.  The Braves are set to host ACGC in one game, Friday, while MACCRAY and Hancock meet in the other game.

The two losers will play at 6 p.m., Saturday and the winners will play for the championship at about 7:30 p.m., Saturday...

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Roger Fragodt

ROGER FRAGODT

ROGER FRAGODT, 66, of Cottonwood, formerly of Benson, Minnesota, died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at his home in Cottonwood.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.  A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will then continue one hour prior to the service, from 10:00-11:00 a.m.,  Thursday at the church in Cottonwood. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the Swan Lake Evangelical Free Church in Cottonwood.  Interment will follow in the Cottonwood City Cemetery.

Roger Michael Fragodt was born May 12, 1952, in Benson.  He was the son of Ralph and Doris (Heimdahl) Fragodt.  Roger was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended school in Benson.  After graduating high school in 1970, he continued his education at the Technical College in Granite Falls, Minnesota.  While going to school there, he met Ms. Jean Hirmer.

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