News

Wed
18
May
admin's picture

Powerful storm causes one death, widespread damage

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

Around 6 p.m. Thursday, the Swift County Sheriff’s Office sent out a warning on cellphones and landlines for the possibility of winds approaching 100 mph accompanying the fast-moving storm. 

Wed
18
May
admin's picture

Planting efforts frustrated by rain

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

Since May 8, the Benson area has received 6.5 inches of rain. Some areas have gotten over 7 inches. May averages 3.15 inches of rain.

Wed
18
May
admin's picture

Commercial poultry growers see easing of avian flu cases

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

Minnesota has now gone two weeks without a major commercial facility being hit by the deadly avian influenza virus. Since April 23, just three commercial facilities have been affected.

Wed
11
May
admin's picture

More rain sets back planting efforts

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

A few farmers with lighter, sandier soils were in the fields late last week but rains Sunday and Monday brought a halt to planting plans. 

Wed
11
May
admin's picture

County gets funds to help fix failing septic systems

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

Swift County Environmental Services has received a $350,000 grant to help homeowners repair and upgrade their septic systems.

Wed
11
May
admin's picture

Avian flu prevention measures may be slowing infection rate

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

With nine of the last 12 cases of avian influenza in Minnesota involving backyard flocks, it appears the precautions commercial growers of turkeys and chickens are proving successful.

Thu
05
May
admin's picture

Matt Vee and the Killer Vees celebrate Neil Diamond

Sunday evening the Benson Arts Council hosted Matt Vee and the Killer Vees in a Neil Diamond salute concert at the new Benson High School Performing Arts Center.

Matt Vee is the nephew of 1960s pop music star Bobby Vee. Also in the band were Bobby Vee’s two sons Jeff and Tommy Vee. Accompanying Matt Vee was also his wife, Julie Velline.

Thu
05
May
admin's picture

April was cold, windy, wet, cloudy and too long

By Reed Anfinson

Publisher

April 2022 was the third coldest on record for the Benson area and the fourth straight month this year with below average temperatures. Highs were 12 degrees below average and lows 5 degrees below average.

Thu
05
May
admin's picture

Avian flu spreading in backyard flocks

Publisher Reed Anfinson

With Information from

 the Associated Press

Thu
05
May
admin's picture

New Benson garbage carts to be used now

New big blue garbage carts labeled with the name of the City of Benson were delivered to residents last week and will now be required for use.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News