March 2014

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Merlin William Rau, age 90, of Kensington

Merlin William Rau, age 90, of Kensington, Minnesota died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, Minnesota
Services are 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Oscar Lake Lutheran Church in Farwell, Minnesota with Rev. Denise Croskey officiating.  Interment will be held in the Swenoda Lutheran Cemetery in Swenoda Township, Swift County, Minnesota.
Visitation are 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Oscar Lake Lutheran Church in Farwell, Minnesota.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

Tue
11
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Lois J. Rajewsky, age 76, of Benson

Lois J. Rajewsky, age 76, of Benson, died Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at her home in Benson, Minnesota.
Services:  10:00 A.M., Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Dennis McManus officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date in the Benson City Cemetery.
Visitation: will be for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
 
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

Tue
11
Mar
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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Tue
11
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Proposals: 2014 BENSON CIVIC CENTER PROJECT

2014 BENSON CIVIC CENTER INSULATION
AND DEHUMIDIFICATION PROJECT
CLOSING DATE 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014
 
RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS:  Sealed proposals will be received by The City of Benson, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, Minnesota, 56215, until Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read.
PROJECT:  Construction of the 2014 Benson Civic Center Insulation and Dehumidification Project, Benson, Minnesota and associated work.  Project includes spray foam insulation of the existing steel building approximately 26,400 square feet.  The project also includes an alternate to replace the roof panel screws with new screws and new gaskets, and a separate bid for HVAC equipment and electrical design and construction.

Tue
11
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BIDS: SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Road Construction Project
BIDS CLOSE April 9th, 2014
Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 10:00 AM on April 9th 2014, 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:  S.A.P. 076-622-037
Location:  On Swift CSAH 22 - From South CSAH 13 to Mn TH 29.
Type of work:  Sealcoat
Major Items:  Bituminous Material for Sealcoat  36,262 Gal  -  Bituminous Sealcoat  145,017 Sq Yds
Project Net Length:  52,681.50’  (9.977 Mi.)

Tue
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Swift County Hwy. Dept.

SWIFT COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
Road Construction Project
BIDS CLOSE April 9th, 2014
Benson, Minnesota

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 10:00 AM on April 9th 2014, 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:  S.A.P. 076-620-021
Location:  On Swift CSAH 20 – From South CSAH 13 to County Road 57.
Type of work:  Mill & Bituminous Overlay – with Aggregate Shouldering

Major Items:
• Mill Bituminous Surface (2”)  –  60,008 Sq Yds
• Type SP 12.5 Bituminous Wear Mixture (2,B)  –  10,242 Ton

Project Net Length:  22,756.21’  (4.310 Miles)  

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11
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BIDS: NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

GRAVEL PROCESSING 2014
BIDS CLOSE: April 9, 2014
Swift County, Minnesota           

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS –

Mon
10
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Glen Arthur Mills, 87, of Great Falls

Glen Arthur Mills, 87, of Great Falls, passed away on March 7, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Chapel. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Glen was born on January 25, 1927 in Maynard, Minnesota to Samuel and Helma (Siverhus) Mills. While WWII was raging, he had such a great desire to serve his country that he lied about his age and enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 16. In 1957, he transferred from the Navy to the Air Force from which he retired in 1966. Glen then took over the family farm in Watson, Minnesota and worked there until it was sold in 1981.

He married Blanche Foote on July 25, 2000.

Glen enjoyed following the grandkids around in his retirement. Hunting game, especially white tail deer, and fishing walleyes were favorite pastimes for him.

 

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Donna Mae Gades, 87, Wayzata, formerly of Benson

Donna Mae Gades, 87, died March 4, 2014 at Golden Living of Hillcrest, Wazata, MN.  Funeral services were held Saturday, March 8th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holloway, with interment immediately following at the church cemetery.

Donna was born on November 9, 1926, at home in Shible township to parents Leonard and Alma (Winkelman) Anderson.  Donna was baptized on November 13, 1926 and was confirmed on March 17, 1939, both at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Holloway.  She was raised in the Holloway area and graduated from Holloway High School in May of 1944.

Fri
07
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Benson Schools closed today - Friday; icy conditions hamper travel

Icy roads forced Benson schools to close for the day, though  with the warming temperatures, the conditions are slowly improving at midday.

A jacknifed semi by the overpass east of Kerkhoven is making traffic to be re-routed at this time (8 a.m.).

Highway 9 east of Benson is glare ice.

Roads between Benson and Maccray are also glare ice with travel under 20 miles per hour.

The state highway map "511" this morning is lit up with purple over most of the state - indicating difficult travel conditions.

Other school closings around the area include BBE (Belgrade/Brooten/Elrosa), Canby, Hancock, Lac Qui Parle, Minnewaska Area, Morris Area Schools (Morris and Cyrus) and St. Mary's School in Morris.

 

The official weather advisory:

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