January 2020

Wed
22
Jan
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Peterson cautiously optimistic China deal will help out farmers

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

Editor’s note: This story by Associated Press reporters Kevin Freking and Paul Wiseman has information added by the Monitor-News on Rep. Collin Peterson’s thoughts on the trade deal.

The United States and China reached a trade deal last Wednesday that eases tensions between the world’s two biggest economies, offers massive export opportunities for U.S. farms and factories, and promises to do more to protect American trade secrets...

 

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Wed
22
Jan
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Minnesota’s early primary voting already underway

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

While Minnesotans will be able to physically vote in Minnesota’s March 3 Presidential Nomination Primary, absentee balloting is already underway.

Absentee ballots can be picked up at the Swift County Courthouse, or a person can go to the mnvotes.org to print off a primary ballot.

The primary will help determine both the Democratic and Republican party candidates for the November general election.

“The presidential nomination primary opens up the selection process and allows more Minnesotans to participate,” said Secretary of State Steve Simon. “Caucuses are limited to a few hours on one evening; this primary will give more people more ways to participate, and over a longer period of time.”

Minnesota is one of 14 states conducting a primary March 3 – Super Tuesday.

Wed
22
Jan
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Council amends Benson code for Class 2 ATV use

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher
Swift County Monitor-News

Benson’s City Council has unanimously approved a revision of the city code that governs the use of all-terrain vehicles within the city limits to expand the use of Class 2 ATVs.

Class 1 ATVs have a total width of 50 inches or less. They generally have only one passenger seat and are steered with handlebars.

A Class 2 ATV has a total width that is greater than 50 inches but not more than 65 inches. Class 2 ATVs typically have a steering wheel and are designed for the operator and passenger to sit side by side.

There are still considerable restrictions on Class 1 ATVs. They are only allowed to operate for city-approved parades. Their use is only legal two hours before the parade until two hours after. Their general use is still prohibited. They can be used for incidental snow removal on property owned or occupied by the operator of the Class 1 ATV.

Tue
21
Jan
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Doris O. Gjerdingen

Doris O. Gjerdingen, 94, died on Tuesday morning, January 21, 2020, at Bethesda Nursing Home in Willmar. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 25, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00 am.

Fri
17
Jan
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Marlene “Molly” Marie Hanson

Marlene “Molly” Marie Hanson, 86, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, died on Friday, January 10, 2020. Visitation will be held from 12:00 - 2:30 pm, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30pm, on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane North, Maple Grove.  A graveside service will be held at a later date at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Benson. Local arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

Wed
15
Jan
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Paul D. Kittelson

Updated service information due to the weather. Please note the service for this Sat. January 18 FOR Paul Kittelson is CANCELLED. A memorial service will be held on Sat. July 11 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.

Wed
15
Jan
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Braves lose WCC game to Morris

The Benson boys basketball team won its fourth and fifth-straight games last week over KMS (75-71) and NLS (76-63) before having that streak snapped at Morris Area-CA, Friday, 83-64.

The Braves, now 9-4 overall and 4-2 in the WCC, have just one game scheduled this week, but it’s a tough one as Benson is set to host Melrose, Friday...

 

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Wed
15
Jan
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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES December 31, 2019

Chairman Hendrickx called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM with all members present. Also present: County Administrator Kelsey Baker, County Attorney Danielle Olson, Terri Orr, other county employees and members of the public.
Chairman Hendrickx asked if there were any changes or additions to the agenda. Chair Hendrickx had an updated Labor Agreement contract between the County of Swift and the Courthouse Union No. 2568 There were no other changes.
12-31-19-01 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner E. Pederson seconded to approve the agenda as amended. Motion carried unanimously.

Wed
15
Jan
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SUMMONS

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT   
DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File Number: 76-FA-19-481
Case Type: Dissolution without Children

Wed
15
Jan
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Offense struggles for Lady Storm who fall three times

The MBA Lady Storm remained winless after losing three games by shutout last week.  The Lady Storm, who are 0-15-1 overall, fell at Prairie Centre last Tuesday (4-0), at Luverne, Thursday (9-0), and at home to Fairmont, Saturday (4-0).  Results of the Fairmont game were not available by presstime.

The Lady Storm were set to host Willmar, Tuesday (yesterday) in Benson, play at Pequot Lakes, Friday, and host Waseca in Benson, Saturday, in a game that was postponed from earlier this season...

 

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