October 2013

Tue
22
Oct
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Braves top Bulldogs for second in WCC South; to face Litchfield in section opener

The Benson volleyball team swept Paynesville last Tuesday night in the regular-season finale, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21.  The Braves ended the regular-season with a 10-15 overall record, which included a 6-7 mark in the WCC South, good enough for second place behind BOLD.
The Braves are set to play again in the Section 3AA round-of-16 at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at Litchfield.  Benson was seeded seventh in its half of Section 3AA, while NLS was seeded first, Litchfield second, Morris Area third, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop fourth, Montevideo fifth, Redwood Valley sixth, Benson seventh, and Minnewaska Area eighth.
The top two teams in the other half of the section are Marshall, ranked first in state Class AA, and Jackson County Central
The Section 3AA Tourney continues with quarterfinal action Tuesday, Oct. 29, while the semifinals are set for Thursday, Oct. 31, and the Section 3AA championship is set for Saturday, Nov. 2 at SMSU in Marshall.

Tue
22
Oct
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Filipino importer delegation tours O’Leary soybean farm near Benson

Soybean, pig and corn farmer Mike O’Leary hosts trade team
Some Filipino soybean importers left Minnesota with a better understanding of how soybeans are grown here, thanks to a statewide tour.  
The group of 16 visited Minnesota Oct. 16 and 17 to see local soybean and corn farms and livestock operations. The trip included a stop at Mike O’Leary’s soybean, corn and hog farm in Danvers. Local farmers hope visits like this will encourage their companies to continue buying quality soybeans from Minnesota.
O’Leary hosted agricultural delegates who are involved in soybean meal purchasing and livestock operations in the Philippines. Their visit was part of a harvest tour to see how soybeans are harvested, to collect crop samples and visit U.S. livestock operations. The tour was planned by Ag Processing Inc. (AGP) and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC).

Tue
22
Oct
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SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING
State of Minnesota        
Swift County
District Court
Eighth Judicial District
Court File Number: 76-JV-13-347
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Case Type:  
SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING
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ASHLEY MARIE LEE
C/O  CHRISTINE COLLINS
436  SENTENIAL BOULEVARD
SPRINGFIELD OR 97477

In the Matter of the Welfare of the Child(ren) of:  Ashley Marie Lee, Mother and Ryan Matthew Lee, Father

Tue
22
Oct
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION.

Tue
22
Oct
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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES PART 2

09-17-13-04 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the 2014-2023 local Water Plan.  Motion carried unanimously.
Director Collins also brought Conditional Use Permit #4362 to the board for Gerald Tofte to expand his swine barn operation.  The Board of Adjustment met regarding the permit and granted a variance.  The township gave their support and the city of Kerkhoven was notified and took no action officially.
09-17-13-05 Commissioner Klemm moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve Conditional Use Permit #4362 to allow Gerald Tofte to construct a 208’ x 101’8” total confinement hog finishing barn with a concrete pit.  Motion carried unanimously.
09-17-13-06 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to accept the letter of resignation from Josh Owen.  Motion carried unanimously.

Tue
22
Oct
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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES - PART 1

SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
September 17, 2013
 
Chairman Fox called the meeting to order at 11:00 AM with all members present as well as County Administrator Mike Pogge-Weaver, County Auditor Kim Saterbak, County Recorder Mary Amundson and Payroll Officer/General Assistant Amanda Ness.
Chairman Fox asked if there were any additions to the Agenda.  There were none.
09-17-13-01 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.
09-17-13-02 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve the Consent Agenda which consisted of the Board Meeting Minutes of September 3, 2013, to approve a contract with e Recording Partners Network LLC as an e-recording submitter, and to approve the purchase of a skid loader for Environmental Services.  Motion carried unanimously.

Tue
22
Oct
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Swift County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Notice of Public Hearing on the
Swift County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan
 
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the City of Benson to review and adopt the updated Swift County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan developed in compliance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.  The amendment is available for review at www.umvrdc.org, in the “Take Note” box.
The Benson City Council will hold the hearing on October 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at 1410 Kansas Avenue, in Benson MN.  All interested parties are invited to attend.
For questions contact: Bill McGeary, Swift County Emergency Management Director, (320) 314-2153, bill.mcgeary@co.swift.mn.us
                                                                                   /s/ Paul Kittelson     

Tue
22
Oct
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The annual BHS Student Council Food Shelf Drive

The annual BHS Student Council Food Shelf Drive is scheduled for Thursday night, Oct. 31 (Halloween night) during normal trick-or-treating hours from 6-7:30 p.m..  In the past, BHS students have blanketed the communities of Benson, DeGraff, and Clontarf.  The event is sponsored by the Business Professionals of America and the Benson High School Student Council.   It is also an event for those who want to participate in “We Scare Hunger”, part of the Free the Children movement that involved over 50 Benson students on Tuesday, Oct. 11 (“We Day”).

Tue
22
Oct
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State’s harvest progressing nicely

By Kent Thiesse
Farm Management Analyst & Vice President MinnStar Bank Lake Crystal

Fri
11
Oct
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Josephine “Jo” E. Hennessy, 77, of Florida, formerly of Benson

Josephine “Jo” E. Hennessy, 77, of Florida, formerly of Benson, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, peacefully at home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Paul Idstrom officiating.  Burial will be at the Benson City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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