Styron Bell (pictured), a wildlife manager from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Styron Bell (pictured), a wildlife manager from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, gave a free presentation for children on mammals and birds of the prairie last Tuesday afternoon during a special program at the Benson Public Library. The presentation included a number of stuffed birds and ducks... + continue reading
Carlsons named 2016 Swift County Extension Farm Family of the year
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JM Carlson Farms, of Murdock, has been named Swift County’s “2016 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Jim and his brother, Keith, started farming with their father, Ellert, while still in high school.  Years later, Jim’s two sons, Michael and Bobby... + continue reading
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Members of the cast of Peter and Wendy, produced by the Missoula Children’s Theatre using local talent, put on two shows this past weekend in Benson. The Missoula Children's Theatre brings its costumes and sets with it as it travels the country.   Pick up this week's Swift... + continue reading
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July 2016 will go down as the third wettest in history for Benson and was the 10th wettest month on record. During the month 8.59 inches of rain fell – 5.03 inches more than July’s average of 3.56 inches. Only 1994 with 9.57 inches of rain and 1962 with 8.97 inches of rain top 2016 for... + continue reading
Styron Bell (pictured), a wildlife manager from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Carlsons named 2016 Swift County Extension Farm Family of the year
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