June 2013

Tue
25
Jun
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ESTATE OF LaVERN L. JOHNSON

ESTATE OF LaVERN L. JOHNSON
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 76-PR-13-311
Estate of: LaVERN L. JOHNSON, Decedent.
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NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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Tue
25
Jun
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PART II SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

WHEREAS, the School Board of Independent School District No. 777 adopted a resolution proposing placement of Carolyn Maanum on unrequested leave of absence on April 15, 2013, on the grounds of  lack of pupils and financial limitations; and
WHEREAS, said written notice of the proposed placement on unrequested leave was received by Carolyn Maanum by personal service on April 16, 2013, and
WHEREAS, said written notice of the proposed placement on unrequested leave contained a statement setting forth the reasons for the proposed placement as well as a statement that she was entitled to a hearing before the school board provided she  make a request in writing within fourteen days of receipt of said notice, and that if no hearing was requested within said fourteen day period it constituted acquiescence by Carolyn Maanum to the school board's proposed action, and

Tue
25
Jun
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PART I SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
SCHOOL BOARD
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777

Tue
25
Jun
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SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Grading and Aggregate Base Project
BIDS CLOSE July 10th, 2013
Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 10:00 AM on July 10th  2013, at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, PO Box 241, Benson, MN 56215.  Sealed bids will then be opened and publicly read at 10:00 AM at the Swift County Highway Administration Building, 1635 Hoban Avenue, Benson, MN 56215 for the construction project listed below:

Project Number:  CP 12-01
Location:  On Swift County Road 73 – From Swift CSAH 10 to Swift CSAH 14.
Type of work:  Grading and Aggregate Base

Major Items:
• Common Excavation – 43069 Cu Yds
• Common Borrow – 12200 Cu Yds
• Aggregate Base Class 5 – 4231 Ton
• Multiple Centerline and Approach Culverts
• Turf Establishment

Project Length:  10,581.48’ (2.004 Miles)

Tue
25
Jun
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:
There will be a meeting of the Swift County Planning Commission on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the Swift County Courthouse, 301 14th St. No, Benson, MN to consider the following:

IN THE MATTER OF:  4 K Farms, LLP, Bruce Dokkebakken, 18038 203rd Ave., Big Lake, MN  55309 (Owner) and Central Specialties, Inc., 6325 CR 87 SW, Alexandria, MN  56308 (Operator)
REQUEST:  Conditional use permit application for gravel extraction and processing including crushing, screening, stockpiling, and temporary hot mix plant operation.
LOCATION: S ½ of the SW ¼ & W ½ of the SE ¼ in T-122. R-38, Section 4 (Camp Lake Township) of Swift County, MN.
All interested persons may appear and be heard at said place and time.

Tue
25
Jun
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Agralite service area is on the mend

Agralite Electric Cooperative believes all members who had outages as a result of the Friday storms had their power restored by Monday afternoon, according to Agralite General Manager Kory Johnson. Agralite still had a few small outages due to other reasons at 5 p.m. Monday.
Agralite had all personnel devoted to restoration of power to all members. Crews from two other cooperatives and a contractor assisted with the restoration efforts, he said. Restoration was slowed by the number of trees and branches on the lines.
Restoration was also difficult because damage was across Agralite’s entire service territory from Ortonville to Brooten and Donnelly to Appleton, he said. The main concentrations of outages Monday morning were in the Odessa and Sunburg areas.

Tue
25
Jun
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Kittelson: Proud To Be Mayor Of Benson

I would like to acknowledge all of the hard work that has been done so far in clearing the debris left in the wake of the Thursday and Friday storms. We have a long way to go but so much has been done in three days!
I have seen and heard countless instances of people helping people who had neither the tools or the ability to clear their own lawns. I admire the personal pride and initiative individuals used in clearing their property. It reaffirms what I already knew; we have  a wonderful caring community. Our community extends across city limits and we had many people from the surrounding area volunteering to help their city neighbors.

Tue
25
Jun
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EMTs, officers train to respond to active shooter

by Reed Anfinson, Editor

Sat
22
Jun
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85 mph winds rip through Benson

Benson’s City Council passed two resolutions during an emergency meeting Friday evening to give it authority to address the widespread damage caused by two violent storms that hit the city just 16 hours apart.

The first resolution gave Mayor Paul Kittelson the authority to declare a local emergency until 6 p.m., Monday, June 24. However, it also gives the council the right to extend that authority if necessary.

The second resolution gives the council authority to contract for services and purchase needed materials without having to go through the bidding process required in city ordinances.

An early morning thunderstorm Friday brought straight-line winds recorded at 85 mph at the Benson Airport at 1:33 a.m. But it wasn’t just one short gust the contributed to the damage. Winds of up 50 mph or more continued for more than half an hour as a heavy rain saturated the soil.

Fri
21
Jun
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City of Benson storm notices for Friday, June 21

The longest day of the year may end up being just that for many Benson area residents as storm cleanup continues.  The middle-of-the-night storm blew as strong as 90 miles per hour, with straight line winds in many places toppling and damaging grain bins and uprooting trees all over the area.

Because of the many branches down on city streets, city bus service has been shut down for the day.

In addition, the long lines at the city brush site are being re-routed to the old dump site east of Benson on Hwy. 9.  Trees and tree limbs and stumps will be taken at that location.

If the 80 plus temperature is getting you down - the city has a solution - the city pool, which is open until 8 tonite and will be open 1 to 8 again tomorrow.  These are normal pool hours.  The pool's FLOAT & FLICK party for tonite is cancelled.

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