September 2020

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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 customers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
ASSUMED NAME: Johnson Photo and Films
PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 295 60th Avenue NE Benson MN 56215 United States
NAMEHOLDER(S)/ADDRESS: Johnson Photography LLC 295 60th Avenue NE Benson MN 56215 United States

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Boys team and Wirth first at Montevideo meet

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams continue to have very successful seasons as the boys team won its third-straight meet at Morris Area last Monday, while Isabel Wirth won the individual title for the girls team and Landon Thompson and Jacob Gareis placed second and third in the boys race.

The Benson-KMS cross-country teams were set to compete at home again, Thursday (tomorrow) as the teams host a meet at the Benson Golf Course at 4 p.m.

The team is also set to close out the regular-season Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Minnewaska Area before possibly competing in the postseason.

“It was a hot and sunny meet at Morris, and it was a great meet all around for us,” coach Samantha VanHeuveln said.  “We’re looking forward to a great week and a half of practice and then our second home meet Oct. 1 where we will honor our parents for Parents Night...”

 

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Girls tennis team closes out regular season 5-3

The Benson-KMS girls tennis team closed out the regular-season with a 6-1 loss at Minnewaska Area, Thursday night.  The Fighting Braves also beat MACCRAY two nights earlier to finish the regular-season with a 5-3 overall record and 5-2 mark within the WCC.

Montevideo won this year’s WCC title, followed by Minnewaska Area, Morris Area/WCA, and Benson-KMS.

Next up is the WCC Team Tournament and Benson-KMS was set to play at top-seeded Montevideo at 4 p.m., Tuesday (yesterday) and would play again in the first or third-place match, Thursday at a site yet to be determined...

 

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Changing Electorate Will Have Impact On Elections

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

America is changing. We are becoming more diverse with each passing year and that diversity is going to start having an impact on elections. It’s a bitter thought for some who would hold on to America’s white, male dominated society of the past.

According to a recent Pew Research Center study, all 50 states in America saw their share of what are called non-Hispanic White eligible voters decline between 2000 and 2018. Ten states, in fact, saw their White eligible voter population fall by double digits. This change occurred because Hispanics are a growing percentage of their state populations and because they are getting older.

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Sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in county could affect schools, sports

By Reed Anfinson
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Swift County Monitor-News

Many western Minnesota counties have seen a doubling of their COVID-19 cases in the month of September, not just from the previous month, but from the total recorded in the five months from April to August combined.

Swift County saw 66 cases in the previous five months but has added 79 cases in the first 28 days of September. Neighboring Stevens County saw 47 cases between April 1 and Aug. 31 but had 58 cases recorded through Sept. 27.  

Big Stone County has added  48 cases onto its previous five-month total of 35 cases and Lac qui Parle County jumped from 15 cases to 65 in September...

 

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Prairie 5 opens store, offices downtown Benson

By Reed Anfinson
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Swift County Monitor-News

It’s like having a new retail clothing store on main street Benson filling in a large empty and very visible space on Atlantic Avenue. But this “store” is so much more.

Now through the large plate glass windows a person driving or walking by sees clothing racks, shelves lined with items for sale, and a sign for the Swift County Food Shelf. Since it’s the season, there are also Halloween decorations and costume items.

Everything in the clothing and household goods area has been donated. Items are placed on the shelves after they have been screened and priced by volunteers.

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Political sign thieves face fines, jail time

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Someone is stealing the campaign signs of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris.

But it’s not just Democratic candidate signs that are being stolen. Signs and flags of President Donald Trump are also being stolen and damaged. Benson Police Sgt. Paul Larson said Monday that the department is investigating multiple complaints from residents of their signs being taken.

It is also not just a local problem. Law enforcement in communities throughout Minnesota are handling reports of damaged and stolen political signs. The thefts are a sign themselves of just how contentious this presidential election is becoming, and how  polarized Americans have become...

 

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Daniel David DeToy

Daniel David DeToy, 70 of Sun City, Arizona passed away  Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Daniel was born May 17, 1950 in Pipestone, Minnesota to Thomas and Freda (Kaduce) DeToy. Dan grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison High School. He enlisted in the United States Army and spent one of his three years of active duty in Vietnam. After returning home, he married the love of his life Gail Louise Borstad,  February 4, 1974 in Madison. They raised two sons, Boe and Jay.

Throughout Dan’s life, he enjoyed running his businesses in Madison, Hermantown and Benson with his wife by his side. He shared his love of cooking with his boys and they helped him at DeToy’s Family Restaurant in Benson.

Dan had a passion for golf and spent many hours on the course with his wife and friends, both in Minnesota and Arizona. They also enjoyed playing cards and socializing with their friends. He had a great pride for his country and loved talking politics.

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Clarine Bernice (Lundebrek) Geno

Clarine Bernice (Lundebrek) Geno, 88, of Freeland, Washington, died peacefully September 11, 2020 in her apartment with her daughter Beverly at her side. Interment will be at Fort Snelling Cemetery alongside her husband Paul. Due to Covid19, a memorial service will be announced later on for next summer.

Clarine was born November 2, 1931, to Clara Gulbranson & Adolph Lundebrek in Starbuck Village, Minnesota.

After graduating from Benson High School in 1950, Clarine was awarded the first recipient of the “Swift County Hospital Nursing Scholarship”.  Clarine went on to study nursing and graduated from Ancker Nursing School in St Paul.

She met and married Paul Geno in Seattle, they wed in 1959. The union produced four children: Bev, Colleen, Dede, and Shannon.

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Paul A. Mortenson

Paul A Mortenson, 89, of Benson died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home in Benson. CANCELLED:

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