November 2013

Sat
23
Nov
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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date:  November 15, 2013

    YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:

INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED
1. Date of Mortgage:  May 16, 2006
2. Mortgagors:  Heather Y. Brenner
3. Mortgagees:  Financial Security Bank
4.    Recording Information:  Recorded on May 16, 2006 in Book 240 of Mortgages, page 930  in the Office of the County Recorder of Swift County, Minnesota.
5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any:  N/A

Sat
23
Nov
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Benson High School wins education money from State Farm

Thanks to thousands of safe driver commitments made in support of Benson High School, the Celebrate My Drive program awarded $25,000 to the school. 

Benson's school was in the top 100 in the nation-wide program and in the top 50 in the small schools division.

In addition to collecting the commitments to drive safely, the program recognizes the important occasion of teens learning to drive.

According to a State Farm press release, car crashes are the number one killer of teens, the first year of being on the road as the most dangerous.

 

Local State Farm owners Cindy (pictured) and Mark Frank were happy to help facilitate the winning check ceremony which happened Friday morning at the school.

(submitted photo)

 

Tue
19
Nov
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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES - PART 2

10-15-13-07 Commissioner Peterson moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to approve the conditional job offer and appointment of Steven Meyer to the position of Maintenance Worker III, effective October 28, 2013.  Motion carried unanimously.
10-15-13-08 Commissioner Hendrickx moved and Commissioner Klemm seconded to accept a letter of resignation from Jill Burdorf Cook and to authorize the advertising of a replacement full-time CCO.  Motion carried unanimously.
Parks, Drainage, and Wetlands Supervisor Mike Johnson informed the Drainage Authority of violations and procedures to restore the required one rod grass strip as part of the end of year reporting to the Drainage Inspector.
10-15-13-09 Commissioner Klemm moved and Commissioner Rudningen seconded to recess for lunch at 11:56 AM.  Motion carried.
The board reconvened at 1:00 PM.
County Treasurer Ron Vadnais went over the third quarter 2013 cash and investments with the board.

Tue
19
Nov
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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES - PART 1

SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
October 15, 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 Attorney Robin Finke, and Payroll Officer/General Assistant Amanda Ness.
Chairman Fox pointed out that there was an addition to the Consent Agenda for the Woodland Centers contract.  
10-15-13-01 Commissioner Klemm moved and Commissioner Peterson seconded to approve the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.
10-15-13-02 Commissioner Rudningen moved and Commissioner Hendrickx seconded to approve the Consent Agenda which consisted of the Regular Session and Executive Session Board Meeting Minutes of October 1, 2013 and the approval of the Woodland Centers contract.  Motion carried unanimously.
The board reviewed the Commissioner warrants and no questions or comments were made.

Tue
19
Nov
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SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES Oct. 15

SWIFT COUNTY BOARD MINUTES
Record of Executive Session
October 15, 2013
 
Date convened:        Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time Convened:    2:03 PM
Time adjourned:    2:49 PM

Tue
19
Nov
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Boys basketball starts friday at home

The high school boys basketball schedule is ready to kick into gear this week as the Benson and KMS boys basketball teams get set to open up the 2013-2014 season with games Friday.  The opener is a little sooner than normal this year due to the Minnesota State High School League having to move the State Boys Basketball Tournament up a week due to scheduling conflicts at the Target Center.
The Braves are set to host Lac qui Parle in a non-conference game in Benson, Friday, while the Saints are set to play at Atwater-CGC the same night.  A few nights later, KMS is set to host Benson in a game in Kerkhoven, Tuesday, Nov. 26.  Both teams are coming off losing seasons.  Following is information about this year’s Benson and KMS boys basketball teams.
Benson boys basketball -- The Braves have 11 of their 25 games scheduled before Jan. 1, 2014, and the section tourney will begin in late February with the State Tourney moved up to March 12-15, one week ahead of the girls.

Tue
19
Nov
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New guidelines could put more people on statins

By Lorna Benson
Minnesota Public Radio

For nearly a decade, many physicians and patients have lived by the mantra of driving down so-called “bad” cholesterol.
But under new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists, a patient’s LDL cholesterol doesn’t matter as much.
Instead doctors are being urged to consider using cholesterol-lowering statins on more of their patients to prevent heart attacks and strokes - a revised treatment plan that likely will place many more Minnesotans on drug therapy.
The two heath associations released the new guidelines after conducting an extensive review of recent medical studies. The findings of that review show that the long-held emphasis on reducing LDL cholesterol wasn’t based on much evidence.
Dr. Randy Thomas, director of the Cardiovascular Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, said the new guidelines are a dramatic shift in thinking.

Tue
19
Nov
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EPA proposes to lower gallons of ethanol required in 2014

Friday’s announcement by the Obama administration that it will consider reducing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply for the first time was met with strong opposition by farm state members of Congress, farm organizations and the nation’s ethanol industry.
Under the proposal, ethanol production for 2014 would reduced from 14.4 billion gallons to closed to 13 billion gallons.
The action isn’t approved, yet. The Environmental Protection Agency proposal has to be published in the Federal Register, and then a 60-day public comment period starts.
As the EPA proposed reduction in the ethanol mandate was announced, farmers across the nation were completing the harvest of the nation’s largest corn crop ever.
Corn futures, which had been falling due to the size of the crop, fell even further last week after the EPA announcement due to fears that demand for corn will fall.

Tue
19
Nov
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Private wells to be tested

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture plans to test 70,000 private wells in the state’s farming regions to measure nitrogen that seeps into the ground after fertilizing.
The state says the level of pollution from tons of fertilizer that’s applied each year across the southern two-thirds of the state is rising. A survey in 2011 found excessive pollution in 62 percent of the wells monitored by the state in central Minnesota.
The Star Tribune says that besides the well testing, the state hopes to persuade farmers to better control their use of fertilizer. That could include asking farmers not to fertilize in the fall when the risk to groundwater is greatest, or even taking land out of production.
Environmentalists don’t think the plan is strong enough. Critics say it assumes landowners will voluntarily protect the water.
More Minnesota land is being put into production due to high commodity prices that are driving land prices to record levels.

Tue
19
Nov
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Charles “Chuck” Ascheman, 53, of Clontarf

Charles Edward Ascheman, 53, of Benson, formerly of Clontarf, passed away  Saturday, November 16, 2013 at home.  
Mass of Christian burial was held  Friday, November 22, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Visitation was held for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements were with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.
Charles Edward Ascheman was born  June 18, 1960 in Benson, Minnesota, to Lyle and Beatrice (Hoberg) Ascheman.  Chuck attended school in Clontarf and later in Benson.  He worked at TCI, Case, Jennie-O foods, and for numerous farmers.  Chuck started his trucking business, Malachy Flats, and drove truck in North Dakota building roads on the oil fields.  Chuck also helped his brother-in-law, Ron Schade, doing some construction work.  He enjoyed hunting, trapping, and gardening.  Chuck also loved to spend time camping with friends and family on the home place.

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