October 2019

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Benson Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 4, 2019, in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave. The hearing is held to take testimony either for or against the issuance of a variance for an existing building at 810 Kansas Avenue.
All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing or submit written comments to the office of the City Manager, 1410 Kansas Ave, Benson, MN 56215, prior to the hearing.
 
Dated: October 15, 2019
     /s/ Rob Wolfington
  Zoning Administrator

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NOTICE FOR ABSENTEE VOTING

Notice is hereby given that the location to obtain absentee ballots for the November 5, 2019 General Election for the City of Benson is at Benson City Hall, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, Minnesota during normal business hours through 5:00 p.m. on November 4th and on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
Dated:  October 15, 2019
                                                                                    /s/ Glen Pederson                    
                                                                                              City Clerk

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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

To the electors of the City of Benson. Notice is hereby given that a General Election will be held for Mayor and two Council Members at the Benson Armory located at 203 - 14th St. S., Benson, MN 56215 on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Registered voters of the above named city are entitled to vote at said election, and any resident of same who otherwise qualifies but is not previously registered as a voter may register and vote on Election Day.
 
Dated:  October 15, 2019
 /s/ Glen Pederson
                                                                                                City Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

  There will be a meeting of the Swift County Board of Adjustment on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. at the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) in the lower level of the Swift County Courthouse, 301 14th St. N., Benson, MN to consider the following:

IN THE MATTER OF:  ROLO Dairy, 1780 90th St. SE,
     Kerkhoven, MN  56252 (Owner)

   REQUEST:  Variance from the required ¼ mile setback from neighboring residences for a feedlot expansion which includes a 300’ x 150’ free stall total confinement barn with a robotic milking system and a 4.1 million gallon clay lined earthen basin.  The total mature dairy animal unit capacity will increase from 364 animal units to 621 animal units.

   LOCATION:  SE ¼ of T-120, R-37, Section 13 (Pillsbury Township) in Swift County, MN.

   All interested persons may appear and be heard at said place and time.

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2019 BHS Homecoming

Pictured are Queen Mariah Ahrndt and King Carlos Gonsor following the BHS Homecoming coronation.

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Volleyball team splits with Monte and Waska

The Benson volleyball team split two WCC matches last week and has only one more scheduled date before the start of the Section 5A Volleyball Tourney.

The Braves shut out Montevideo last Tuesday night, but then fell in three games at home to Minnewaska Area, Thursday.  Benson is 8-14 overall and 3-10 in the WCC heading into this Tuesday’s (yesterday) match at Morris Area-CA to close out the regular-season.

Sauk Centre clinched the WCC title last week and is 13-0 overall with one match to go, while Melrose Area is 10-3, BOLD and Morris Area are both 8-5, Minnewaska is 7-6, Benson is 3-10, ACGC is 2-11, and Montevideo is 1-12.

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It’s two in a row for the Braves!

It took one play for the Benson Braves football team to take control of its Homecoming game with Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Friday night.  Matthew Tolifson took the opening kickoff and, after bobbling the ball and picking it up off the ground, raced 94 yards basically untouched for a 94-yard kickoff return, giving Benson a quick 7-0 lead on the way to a 33-0 Homecoming win.

It was the first Homecoming victory for Benson since 2011 when the Braves edged ACGC, 30-22.  It’s also the first two-game winning streak for the Braves since early in the 2012 season.

“What a great way to celebrate Homecoming on a snowy Brock Field,” said an elated Benson head coach Adam Foslien  “We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the game than by returning the opening kickoff.  That set the tone for the entire night.”

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Boys cross-country team second at Benson Meet

The Benson-KMS cross-country program hosted the Benson Invitational last Monday at the Benson Golf Course.

The Benson-KMS boys took advantage of the home meet by placing second behind Lac qui Parle/Dawson-Boyd in a field that included most of the WCC teams.

Will Magaard placed seventh for Benson-KMS, while Jaron Furney was 14th and Landon Thompson 17th to lead the Fighting Braves to the runner-up finish behind the state-ranked LQP-DB team.

In the girls competition, Minnewaska edged LQP-DB for first place, while Morris Area-CA was a close third and Benson-KMS was seventh.  Leading the way for the girls team were Allie Mitteness in 23rd and Natalie Jorschumb in 35th...
 

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Levels Of ‘Division And Animosity’ Growing In U.S.

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

A North Dakota man is facing two felony terroristic threat counts because he apparently couldn’t stand the political beliefs of a woman whose car featured an Elizabeth Warren bumper sticker. Senator Warren of Massachusetts is a front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Associated Press reported that 27-year-old Joseph Schumacher, of Bismarck, North Dakota, “was charged last week with carrying weapons without a permit, the unlawful transportation of firearms and disorderly conduct.” He is alleged to have pulled up to the woman’s vehicle yelling at her about her Warren bumper sticker, pointing to his President Donald Trump sticker, then driving away while flashing a gun.

Moorhead police arrested Schumacher in a nearby restaurant wearing a Trump 2020 hat. In his vehicle, they found two loaded guns. He claims he was just “flirting” with the woman.

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TEAM Promise needs your help

TEAM Promise is seeking volunteers to help it expand the number of mentors who can help provide life skills training to area youth.

The program’s goal is to have at least one volunteer from each area church/organization each week to help make this a venture that is truly a community-wide outreach to lift up and support at-risk youth in our community, its directors say...
 

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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