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21
Sep
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BHS Homecoming next week

Benson High School will be celebrating its annual Homecoming next week starting with the coronation of the new king and queen Monday night. The coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Benson High School Performing Arts Center. 

Below are the events for Homecoming 2022. Homecoming is the week of September 26-30th. 

Wed
21
Sep
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United Farmers Elevator demolished

Photo by Mike Mallow

With the concrete silos of the former United Farmers Elevator gone, the wood and tin structure was toppled last week as clean-up of the site proceeds.

 

Wed
21
Sep
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School to sell $990,000 in bonds for HVAC needs

By Reed Anfinson

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Levies approved by District 777 voters in 2018 and 2020 will again help make needed improvements at Benson High School.

Wed
21
Sep
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County proceeds with plans for highway, human services buildings

By Reed Anfinson

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Swift County will proceed with $7.5 million in improvements to its highway maintenance and human services buildings, but due to inflation the projects have been scaled back.

Wed
21
Sep
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Dairy permit raises questions about aquifer sustainability

By Reed Anfinson

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Conditional use permits for both Dublin Dairy and Swenoda Dairy were granted for the installation of anaerobic digestion systems by the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their Sept. 6 meeting.

Wed
07
Sep
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Demolition of Atlantic Avenue elevator starts this week

By Reed Anfinson

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Motorists traveling through Benson on Minnesota Highway 9 are now encountering a road closure and detour as work begins to tear down the large concrete elevator on the south side of the road.

Wed
07
Sep
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Berges named Extension’s Swift County Farm Family of the Year

By the Swift County
Extension Service

The Berge farm is a first-generation farm. Jess and Tammy started farming in 1999 with a cow/calf operation. In 2003, they purchased their current farm to be able to expand their livestock business.

Wed
07
Sep
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Gabrielson running as write-in candidate

When filings closed for the Swift County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat, there was only one candidate running to take the place of retiring Commissioner Joe Fox.

Wed
07
Sep
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Court says Westrom a Senate District 12 resident

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

Republican state Senator Torrey Westrom is a resident of the new Senate District 12 and can remain on the Nov. 8 ballot, Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Diane B. Bratvold wrote in her summary of her ruling issued Aug. 30.

Wed
07
Sep
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Avian flu makes late summer return as turkey losses mount

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

With the arrival of June, there was hope among the state’s poultry farmers that the avian influenza pandemic had run its course. 

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