June 2015

Fri
19
Jun
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Roger Logan, 77, of Anoka

Roger Logan, 77, of Anoka passed away at home on Friday, June 19. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Highway 65 N.E., Fridley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be held 4 p.m. June 23 in the Benson City Cemetery in Benson, MN.
Survived by children, Mark (Laurie), Sheryl; granddaughter, Tayler Varcoe; siblings, Rosabelle (Kenneth) Hensch, Rosemary Erickson; sister-in-law, Sandra Logan; and many other loving relatives.  Preceded in death by his parents and many siblings.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

Thu
18
Jun
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Stanton T. Nelson, 82, of Swift Falls

Stanton T. Nelson, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls and continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.  Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.
Stanton Thor Nelson was born in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, Minnesota, on April 30, 1933, the son of Ole M. and Alice C. (Jackson) Nelson. He was baptized on October 6, 1933 at Rolling Forks Lutheran Church by Rev Beito and confirmed on June 10, 1947 at Rolling Forks Lutheran Church by the Rev. Rhone. He grew up in Swift Falls and attended country school at District #38 and graduated from Benson High School in 1951.

Wed
17
Jun
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Enrollment for ARC and PLC safety-net programs underway

Eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment starts June 17 and ends Sept. 30.
 “The extensive outreach campaign conducted by USDA since the 2014 farm bill was enacted, along with extending deadlines, is central to achieving an expected high level of participation,” U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
“We worked with universities to simplify these complex programs by providing online tools so producers could explore how program election options would affect their operation in different market conditions; these tools were presented to almost 3,000 organizations across the country,” he said.

Tue
16
Jun
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Programs give farmers incentive to create bee habitat

Dan Gunderson
Minnesota Public Radio

On the edge of a narrow gravel road near Mahnomen, Fred Specht jumped from his truck and pointed out the site where he planted a patch of prairie four years ago.
“As you can see, it’s kind of low through there,” Specht said, “so you were always waiting on that low spot, and occasionally getting stuck.”
Specht said farming that small, oddly shaped corner of the field was inefficient because it took time to maneuver large farm equipment into it.
So it made sense to turn the land into pollinator habitat. Various U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs pay farmers to plant a mix of perennial native flowers and grasses to help support the bee population.
Scientists are trying to understand what’s killing bees, and one factor might be poor nutrition. In response, there’s a big push to provide more food for bees and other insects.

Tue
16
Jun
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Avian flu outbreaks slow, but impact still being felt

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

Tue
16
Jun
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MPCA; PROPOSED AIR EMISSION FACILITY PERMIT

Tue
16
Jun
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Benson City drinking water

Tue
16
Jun
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CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME; Claussen farms

CERTIFICATE OF
ASSUMED NAME
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333
The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business.
1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Claussen Farms Partnership
2. Principal place of business: 360 40th St. SE., Benson, MN 56215.
3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, or if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address:
Matthew Claussen, 360 40th St. SE, Benson, MN 56215
Stanley Claussen, 1030 70th NE, Montevideo, MN 56265.
Thomas Claussen, 360 40th St. SE, Benson, MN 56215.

Tue
16
Jun
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Kid Day festivities planned; some changes to note

Benson’s annual Kid Day King and Queen selection process will be a little different this year with no interviews conducted, no float to pull in parades, and the coronation immediately after the Kid Day Carnival, Saturday afternoon in Roosevelt Park.
The city’s 85th annual Kid Day is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. The theme of this year’s event is “Come Be a Kid Again.”
The Kid Day King and Queen selection is open to all kids ages 8-12 as of July 1.  Children that would like to be considered for king or queen will just need to fill out the question in their handwriting, and have their parents fill out the necessary permission portion of the attached form.
The forms will need to be e-mailed or mailed to the Benson Kid Day, c/o Roger Ebnet, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, MN  56215, or e-mail, bensonkidday@gmail.com

Photo: The 84th annual Benson Kid Day is July 18-19.

Tue
16
Jun
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With losses mounting, SCBH looking for solutions

Frustrated with the lack of recruitment of new doctors for Benson and facing mounting financial losses, the Swift County-Benson Hospital’s governing board directed CEO Kurt Waldbillig to present it with options for changing how it operates.
Those changes could involve the hospital starting its own clinic and hiring its own doctors. That option is attractive to some SCBH governing board members as they look to the success of hospitals and clinics around the area that are not part of the Affiliated Community Medical Centers group.
Benson saw ACMC end its relationship with new doctor Matt Dammeyer in April 2014 with Dr. Roger Bauer retiring that year as well. That has left Dr. Rick Horecka as the only staff physician at ACMC’s clinic in Benson. Benson High School graduate and now Dr. Josie (Thole) Syverson has committed to coming to Benson to join the clinic, but she will not complete her residency until August 2016.

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