Members of the Legislature’s prison task force toured the Appleton prison last year., Members of the Legislature’s prison task force toured the Prairie Correctional Facility last year as they considered its possible use by the State of Minnesota. Efforts to get the prison occupied again ran into opposition in Legislature as well as from Gov. Mark Dayton.
Friday, August 26, 2016
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Just what the impact of the Obama administration’s announced phase out of the federal government’s use of private prisons will mean for the effort to re-open the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton is unknown. But there is renewed hope that the state will consider buying the... + continue reading
Pictured are the captains and coach for this year’s Benson football team.
Friday, August 26, 2016
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The Benson football team is set to host a four-team scrimmage with Lac qui Parle, KMS, and Ortonville at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27.  The Braves are set to open up the 2016 season at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2 at home against Eden Valley-Watkins, followed by a game at YME, Friday, Sept. 9.... + continue reading
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by Reed Anfinson Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News In this day of electronic gadgets that keep people constantly connected, where people seem addicted to their cell phones, compulsively making calls and texting, attending the Swift County Fair can be a throw back to a time before the... + continue reading
Benson police and Swift County sheriffs deputies outside the Nevada Square Apartments unit where Henderson was arrested.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
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  Law enforcement officers surrounded the Nevada Square Townhomes in Benson shortly before 10 Thursday morning as they searched for Jerrell Henderson, 26, a potentially dangerous person with three felony warrants outstanding.   One charge involved felony possession of a firearm and two... + continue reading
Members of the Legislature’s prison task force toured the Appleton prison last year., Members of the Legislature’s prison task force toured the Prairie Correctional Facility last year as they considered its possible use by the State of Minnesota. Efforts to get the prison occupied again ran into opposition in Legislature as well as from Gov. Mark Dayton.
Pictured are the captains and coach for this year’s Benson football team.
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Benson police and Swift County sheriffs deputies outside the Nevada Square Apartments unit where Henderson was arrested.

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