September 2019

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ESTATE OF DALE A. BURNS

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT   
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 76-PR-19-411
In Re:  Estate of Dale A. Burns
           Deceased.
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ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR
ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP AND  APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE IN
SUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS:

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Tennis team tops YME for sixth win

Benson-KMS swept all three doubles’ matches on the way to a 5-2 victory over Yellow Medicine East last Tuesday night in Granite Falls.  The win pushed the team’s overall record back above .500 (6-5) and evened its WCC record at 2-2.

The Fighting Braves were also set to compete at Melrose Area, Thursday, but that match was postponed to a later date due to rain...

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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Ricard, Mitteness lead Braves to wins over ACGC and Montevideo

The Benson volleyball team earned two home conference wins last week, topping ACGC in three games last Tuesday and edging Montevideo in four games, Thursday.

The Braves improved to 4-5 overall with the two wins and 2-3 in the WCC to tie with Morris Area-CA for fifth place in the WCC behind Sauk Centre (5-0), BOLD (4-1), Minnewaska Area (3-2), and Melrose Area (3-2).

Benson also moved into second place in its six-team Section 5A “pod” with the two wins.  BBE (6-3) is currently first, but all the other five teams are below .500.

This week, the Braves will get some big tests with a match at Minnewaska Area scheduled for Tuesday (yesterday), a match at home with Morris Area-CA set for Thursday (tomorrow), and the Lakeview Tournament, Saturday...
 

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Braves fall to 0-3 with 40-6 loss to Upsala-Swanville Area

Upsala-Swanville Area scored on four-straight possessions from just before the end of the first quarter until early in the second half to turn a 0-0 game into a 28-6 lead on the way to a 40-6 victory over Benson during a Mid State Blue division game on Brock Field, Friday night.

Benson had its chances early, but failed to capitalize and USA went on to dominate the final three quarters in improving to 3-0 for the season.

“Us not scoring on our second drive gave them a big momentum boost,” Benson head coach Adam Foslien said.  “We had the play call we wanted, but unfortunately, we didn’t execute.”

With the loss, the Braves fell for the 28th-straight game, tying the Benson football teams from 1972-75 for the longest losing streak in BHS football history (see Speaking of Sports on page 3B).

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We Must Make The Most Of The Coming Change

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Three entrepreneurs have approached the City of Benson in recent weeks who were inquiring about starting a business here. Swift County’s Rural Development Authority has also been contacted by three people looking at possibly opening a business in the county. Great news! Exciting news!

All six of those contacts have one thing in common – they were all with people limited, or no knowledge, of the English language. Great news! Exciting news! Was that your reaction? It should be.

America has been steadily, dramatically culturally changing in recent decades. In western Minnesota, like in much of rural northern plains states, diversity has been slow to materialize. Still, we have seen change, and we will see a lot more in the coming years. It is a change we had better be ready to accept and capitalize on for our future growth.

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First 9 months of year already among wettest

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

September’s rainfall has already hit an unofficial 5.27 inches making it the seventh wettest on record with nearly two weeks yet to go in the month. The wettest September was recorded in 1991 when 6.51 inches of rain fell. September’s average rainfall is 2.76 inches...

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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Purchase of Xcel site to give city development options

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

With the former Benson Power generation building nothing more than a pile of metal rubble, Xcel Energy has reached out to the City of Benson to do a walk-through of the site as a preliminary step toward its purchase of the site. It is expected that the demolition and site restoration work will be completed by Thanksgiving.

After a phase one environmental assessment is done on the property this fall, the city plans to buy the 77-acre site and buildings from Xcel Energy for around $1.7 million, Benson City Manager Rob Wolfington told the Economic Development Authority (EDA) at its meeting Monday morning.  While the generation building is gone, the large fuel hall building is still in place as well as the administration building. The road infrastructure and weight scale will also remain. The purchase should take place by the end of December...

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Federal grant funds help beautify Benson

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Over the past 25 years, the City of Benson has been awarded millions of federal grant monies to assist with home renovations and business building improvements.

Through the grant funds provided by the Small Cities Development Program, Benson is able to substantially improve the look of the community by helping low- and moderate-income residents renovate their homes while also making them safer and energy efficient. It uses the funds to make improvements to businesses that not only make them more energy efficient but also improve their curb appeal...

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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Mildred Emma Collins

Mildred Emma Collins
July 31, 1920 • September 6, 2019

Mildred “Millie” Collins, 99, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday, September 6 in Meadow Lane Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Benson.  Visitation was held noon-1:00 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 14 at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Pastor Donald Berheim  officiated.  Burial will be at a later date in Saint Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas, North Dakota. 

Mildred Emma Collins was born July 31, 1920 in Grafton, North Dakota, the daughter of Albert Louis Joseph Pariseau and Marte “Myrtle” Sophia Johnson.  She was raised in the St. Thomas area, graduating from St. Thomas High School, Class of 1938.

September 5, 1939, Mildred was united in marriage to Raynold Clifford Collins.  This union was blessed with three children: Clifford, Peggy, and Deborah.

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