August 2020

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19
Aug
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Consultant: Armory is safe for temporary use

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Benson’s Armory building is safe to use for at least the next six months environmental consultant Jason Kirwin of Environmental Scientific of Morris told the city council Monday night.

Benson City Manager had asked Kirwin to look at the building and give a report to the council so that it could accurately tell the public what the condition of the Armory was in that it was planning to use it for the next several months.

The council’s concern about using the building in the coming months stem from a special meeting it conducted Aug. 10 to discuss the need to either tear it down or spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on renovations...

 

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19
Aug
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Case, Sonsteng give Discovery Kids $24,000

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

With $24,000 in donations Monday, Benson’s Discovery Kids and daycare program has been financially strengthened in its effort to maintain staff and keeping our child-to-staff ratio low, Director Carrissa McDonald said.

CNH Industrial America LLC presented  a check for $12,000 in support of Discovery Kids. “During these difficult times, CNH Industrial is pleased to be supporting our local communities,” Benson Plant Manager Jason Hausauer said. “We understand that many critical community organizations are facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are doing our part to support the Discovery Kids through our company’s Solidarity Fund. “

Another $12,000 came for the local Sonsteng Foundation.

Wed
12
Aug
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

Wed
12
Aug
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NOTICE OF CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING

10:30 a.m. September 1st, 2020
 Swift County Commissioners Room
Basement of the Law Enforcement Center
 301 14th Street N, Benson, MN

In the Matter of the Petition for Outlet
into Judicial Ditch #5

   A petition for outlet was filed with the Swift County Auditor requesting permission to outlet lands into Swift County JD #5, the W ½ of the NE ¼ section #8 -T121-N, R39-W (Torning Township).   The Public Hearing held on July 21st, was tabled and continued to September 1, 2020.  All interested parties should come and be heard. Because of Covid 19, the meeting can be accessed through the zoom address below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87340114138?pwd=Z2ZNUVRXSmhmeEdnNk5QNmtuSlRBdz09

Wed
12
Aug
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ORDER FOR HEARING PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT                                                                         
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No. 76-PR-20-274

Wed
12
Aug
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

Wed
12
Aug
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MSHSL makes big changes, including moving volleyball and football to spring

The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors, at its meeting on Aug. 4, approved moving forward as scheduled with four Fall activities, but also decided to move high school football and volleyball to March.

Girls tennis, boys and girls cross Country, boys and girls soccer, and girls swimming and diving will begin on Aug. 17 with limitations...

 

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Wed
12
Aug
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Lakers end season with loss to Stars

The  Norway Lake-Sunburg baseball team was eliminated for the season with a 9-5 loss to Starbuck in a game played Friday, July 31 at Minnewaska Area High School.  The Lakers, who ended the season with a 1-9 overall record, had opened up the County Line playoffs with a 7-6 extra-inning loss at Atwater, a game in which the Lakers led 6-3 after six innings and 6-5 with two outs in the ninth.

Starbuck and NL-Sunburg were tied 0-0 through four innings of the elimination game before the Stars plated nine runs over the fifth and sixth innings combined to take control of the game.

The Lakers did mount a big comeback, drawing to within 9-5 with one out in the ninth before Starbuck retired the final two batters to end the game...

 

Wed
12
Aug
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“A great season of baseball”

Cole Hedman comes across to score a run for Benson during its season finale, Thursday, July 30 at home against Marshall.  The Benson Legion ended its season with a 6-2 record...

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12
Aug
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Abuse cases rise in county as people are stuck together

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Last year, Swift County’s Safe Avenues program served 51 victims  of domestic violence and housed 27 domestic violence victims in its shelter facilities. The numbers were up from previous years.

It also provided services to 12 sexual assault victims from Swift County in 2019 and of those victims six were under the age of 18, Safe Avenues Director Jen Johnson told the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Safe Avenues serves the residents of Swift, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Kandiyohi, Renville, McLeod, and Meeker counties. It has an office in the Swift County Courthouse. Its phone number is 320-314-8500, or 866-223-1111.

“With COVID-19, we have seen quite an increase in the number of people who are seeking protective orders and fewer people seeking shelter,” Johnson said...

 

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