Can you guess what space this is in the Swift County courthouse? It is the gutted area that once housed the north and south courtrooms, the hallway, and judge’s chambers.  All the walls are gone now and the ceiling is opened up. But this view will soon be gone as the renovation project installs new walls and a new ceiling.
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Sussner Construction, the company doing the $3.573 million renovation work at the Swift County courthouse, has recommended that it not install the lightning protection system saving the county $31,815. However, Jonathon Loose of Wold Architects & Engineers says the county should reject that... + continue reading
Hallie Watzke (7), who led MBA in scoring last year, had an assist on MBA’s only goal during the season opener.
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The Morris Benson Area Lady Storm opened up the 2017-2018 season with a 2-1 loss to Park Rapids, Saturday night at the Lee Community Center in Morris. The game was the first of 16 games scheduled for the Lady Storm this season.  MBA went 2-14 last season, but lost just one player from that... + continue reading
Mallory Rudningen, who earned MVP honors for KMS this season, puts up a set for a teammate.
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The KMS volleyball team finished the 2017 season with a 12-17 overall record after going 13-18 the season before.  The Saints were also 3-8 in the Camden North Conference for the second season in a row.  MACCRAY dominated the league race with an 8-3 Camden North mark, while KMS was tied... + continue reading
Claire Ricard (right) and Mariah Ahrndt go up for a block against Melrose as Courtney McNeill (left) prepares for a possible play at the net.
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The Benson volleyball team went 6-19 during the 2017 season, including a 3-11 mark within the WCC.  The Braves started out 1-5, but then went  5-7 over their next 12 matches to improve to 6-12 before losing their final seven-straight matches, including five by 3-0 scores and two by 3-1.... + continue reading
Can you guess what space this is in the Swift County courthouse? It is the gutted area that once housed the north and south courtrooms, the hallway, and judge’s chambers.  All the walls are gone now and the ceiling is opened up. But this view will soon be gone as the renovation project installs new walls and a new ceiling.
Hallie Watzke (7), who led MBA in scoring last year, had an assist on MBA’s only goal during the season opener.
Mallory Rudningen, who earned MVP honors for KMS this season, puts up a set for a teammate.
Claire Ricard (right) and Mariah Ahrndt go up for a block against Melrose as Courtney McNeill (left) prepares for a possible play at the net.

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Hallie Watzke (7), who led MBA in scoring last year, had an assist on MBA’s only goal during the season opener.
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