July 2019

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500 bikers are coming to Benson Thursday

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Get ready for an estimated 500 bicyclists and 125 support people coming into Benson Thursday afternoon and evening. They are participating in the annual ride to raise money for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS.)

Most are expected to be staying overnight in Benson, camping out at Ambush Park or staying at the Country Inn. The bikers will be coming in from Ortonville between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Many will visit the downtown area, shopping in local stores.

The community is asked to join the bikers to extend its local hospitality. The public is asked to join the bikers and their support staff at Ambush Park for free entertainment. There will also be food and a beer garden.

The entertainment includes:

4 to 5:20 p.m. – Doug Tatge with Sound Design

5:25 to 5:45 p.m. - Eleanor Habben

5:50 to 6:20 p.m. - Claire Ricard and Olivia Hoffman

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RDC asks county for input on critical challenges

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

With offices in Appleton, the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission serves the planning and economic development needs of local units of government in Swift, Chippewa, Yellow Medicine, Lac qui Parle and Big Stone counties.

It helps counties, cities and townships with infrastructure planning, comprehensive community plans, zoning, grant writing and administration, recreational development surveys and hazard mitigation planning. It is funded through the State of Minnesota and by tax levies in the five counties.

After she outlined the service the RDC provides to the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their meeting July 16, Executive Director Dawn Hegland had a question for board members.

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Heat index hits 107 in Benson

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Sultry air to compare to a tropical jungle settled over Minnesota Friday creating dangerous heat index temperatures.

When the high temperature reached 91 degrees in Benson, the dew point had reached an extraordinarily rare 79 degrees creating a heat index of 107 degrees. But it was even hotter to Benson’s southwest.

Madison saw a high of 93 degrees combined with a dew point of 81 degrees for a heat index of 113 degrees. Appleton’s high of 91 degrees combined with a dew point of 81 degrees for a heat index of 110 degrees.

The heat index is a measure of how hot it feels to your body. When dew points are high it is more difficult for the body to sweat and cool itself...

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Prairie 5 is possiblity for GROW building

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Before Swift County’s Board of Commissioners can decide whether or not it would like to see the Prairie 5 Food Shelf and clothing facility go into the former Lewis Drug store, it has to learn more about its future building needs.

Commissioner Pete Peterson, District 3-south Benson and Torning Township recently met at the building on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Benson with Swift County Rural Development Director Jennifer Frost, Prairie 5 County Director Angela Nissen, Region Prairie 5 Executive Director Deb Larson and County Administrator Kelsey Baker.

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CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME

Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333
The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Zielsdorf Auction & Real Estate Services.
2. Principal Place of Business: 119 - 3rd Street North; Benson, MN 56215.
3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Olson Auction And Real Estate Service LLC; 119 - 3rd Street North; Benson, MN 56215.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

TATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT

DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
FILE NO. 76-CV-19-64

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NOTICE OF HEARING

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 76-PR-19-275
Estate of: BERNICE RODI
    Decedent
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NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR
PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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REQUEST FOR BIDS

Bid Opening
Contractor's sealed Proposals for the 2020 Northside Elementary School Additions and Alterations – BID CATEGORY 3 RE-BID will be received by the Independent School District No. 777, Benson, Minnesota, until Thursday August 8, 2019 at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, in Benson, Minnesota, in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared by, Architects Rego + Youngquist, LLC, 7601 Wayzata Boulevard, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426.
This is a RE-BID of Bid Category 3 Steel Materials (Tax Exempt) for the project that was previously bid on June 27, 2019.  Contractors are to use all the originally issued documents for bidding purposes.

Bid Category #3: Steel Materials (Tax Exempt)
05 10 00    Structural Metal (Material Only)
05 20 00    Open Web Joists (Material Only)
05 30 00    Metal Decking (Material Only)
05 50 00    Miscellaneous Metal (Material Only)

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Matthew Spates

Matthew Spates
April 17, 1993 • July 5, 2019

Matthew Spates, 26, of Fort Collins, Colorado died Friday, July 5, 2019 as a result of a rafting accident.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service followed by a time of sharing that began at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Will Funeral Chapel.

Matt is survived by his parents Pete and Liz of Mitchell; his sisters: Hannah Spates (Robbie Miiller) of Ethan, SD and Emily Spates (Levi Olson) of Mitchell, SD; his partner Rain LeSage of Fort Collins, CO.; Rain’s parents Bill Bethurum and Grace LeSage and sisters: Tess and Sage Faucette all of Fort Collins, CO; maternal grandfather Stan Blasey of Benson, many aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.

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Ruby Fern Mazurek

Ruby Fern Mazurek
April 29, 1923 • July 13, 2019
 
Ruby Fern Mazurek, 96, of Benson, Minn., died Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

Ruby Fern (Jensen) Mazurek age 96 of Benson, Minnesota. Died Saturday July 13th, 2019 at Golden Living Center in Benson, Mn. Ruby was born April 29, 1923 to Anna and Jacob Jensen in Pope County. She was united in marriage to Albert Marion Mazurek on October 1st 1944 in Clontarf Mn. She worked at the Clontarf Club for 25 years.

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