December 2015

Fri
11
Dec
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MBA Storm lose two games by shutout

The MBA Storm fell to 1-4 overall with a pair of shutout losses last week.  In the picture above is action in Benson during the season opener.  The Storm have another game in Benson scheduled for this Saturday.  Above, Colden Helberg (10) gets the puck away from in front of the net as Taylor Staples (15), goalie Tony Bruns, and Dylan DeToy (7) look on.

The MBA boys hockey team is searching for some offense this season after scoring just one goal in the last four games combined.

The Storm fell to 1-4 overall with a pair of shutout losses to Willmar (5-0) and Red Lake Falls (6-0) last week.  MBA had opened up the season with a 3-0 win over Worthington, but has now scored just one goal over the last four games....

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Fri
11
Dec
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Benson girls lose to BBE and MACCRAY at CASE-IH Girls Tourney

Courtney McNeill (5) plays defense on Bailey Buccholz (3).

Benson hosted the annual Case-IH Invitational, Friday and Saturday, with MACCRAY, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and Norman County West/Ulen-Hitterdal taking part.

The Braves, who were playing their first games of the season, fell to BBE in the first game, Friday, 69-34, and also lost to MACCRAY in the third-place game, Saturday, 54-42.  BBE routed NCE-UH, 75-49, in the championship game....

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Fri
11
Dec
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Benson wrestlers fall in openers

Aaron Zosel (top) is seconds away from recording a pin during the Braves’ season-opening loss to Sauk Centre-Melrose, Thursday night in Benson.  The Braves also competed at the Willmar Tourney, Friday.

he Benson wrestling team opened up the season with a home triangular, Thursday night in the senior high gym.  The Braves are coming off an 8-13 season from a year ago, one in which the team went 3-5 in the always-competitive West Central Conference.
The Braves hosted Litchfield and the combined Sauk Centre-Melrose Area team, Thursday and Benson lost both matches, 55-24 to SC-Melrose in the first contest, and 50-22 to Litchfield in the final meet of the night....

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Dec
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SCBH redesign plans moving ahead

Big Stone Therapies Site Manager Holly Kolander, Lab Manager Kelly Carlson, Radiologist Mike Heinzig, Environmental Services Manager Jim Moeding, and Dietician Arthur Valentine participate in the HGA-led Lean discussion last week at the Swift County-Benson Hospital.

As the Swift County-Benson Hospital governing board moves forward with redesigning the facility to offer a broad range of healthcare services, including memory care, it has retained national leader in medical facility design and planning HGA of Minneapolis.

Last week, HGA staff were in Benson working with SCBH personnel to get their input on what they saw as the best way to design a facility to meet the needs of those coming through the door. That person might need to be hospitalized, need physical therapy, need radiology services, be visiting someone who is hospitalized, need counseling, chemotherapy, or another of the broad range of services SCBH offers....

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Wed
09
Dec
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December 10 sees record temperature set

Benson set a record temperature Thursday when the low only fell to 36 degrees. The previous high low temperature was 29 degrees set Dec. 10, 1979. The average low for Dec. 10 is 10 degrees and the record low for the date is a minus 22 degrees set in 1955.

Thursday’s high was 48 degrees, but that was 3 degrees short of the record high temperature for Dec. 10 of 51 degrees set in 2001. The average high for the date is 26 degrees.

The day dawned with rain, mild winds gusting to 16 mph out of the northwest and the temperature at 39 degrees. But the skies cleared around noon and the temperatures began to warm. Friday's forecast was for a high of 36 degrees, which was hit shortly after midnight, and a low of 29 degrees.

Tue
08
Dec
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James “Jim” Lysen

James “Jim” Lysen

James “Jim” V. Lysen, age 69, of Glenwood, MN, was discovered to have died at his home, of natural causes, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 14th, at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood, with visitation beginning at 5:00 P.M. and running until the time of service.  Inurnment will be in Fron Cemetery, rural Starbuck.  Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.

James Verne Lysen, the only child of Henning and Clara (Anderson) Lysen, was born on February 5, 1946, at the hospital in Glenwood, MN.  He was baptized at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck and confirmed there on January 8, 1961, by Rev. Norman Dversdal. 

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08
Dec
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Dallas F. Knudson

Dallas F. Knudson

Dallas Froholm (Wanberg) Knudson of West Fargo, ND and formerly from Towner, ND, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, surrounded by family, in the Sanford Palliative Care Unit in Fargo.  A celebration of her life will be held at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo on Friday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Towner on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2  p.m.

Dallas was born at home  Sept. 11, 1933, to Rev. R.T. and Olga (Moe) Wanberg in Towner, North Dakota.  She graduated from Towner High School in 1952 and graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a BA majoring in English and Biology, in 1956. Dallas completed additional graduate studies at NDSU, UND, the University of Oslo, Norway, and a fellowship at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

Wed
02
Dec
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Prison Population Task Force tours Appleton Prison

The Legislature’s Prison Population Task Force toured the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton Tuesday, Nov. 24, to see first-hand what it had to offer. The task force is studying options to address the state’s growing prison population problem. Leasing the prison in Appleton is one of the options being discussed. Above, Co-Chair Rep. Tony Cornish talks with Prairie Correcitonal Facility Warden Tom Kessler.

Wed
02
Dec
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The Politics of Fear

 

By Reed Anfinson

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It appears that worries about terrorists slipping into America among the Syrian refugees flooding out of the war torn country has caused some, including the leading candidates for the Republican nomination for president, to abandon the U.S. Constitution and America’s core principles.

They could learn something from a former Republican president who faced a far greater crisis following the terrorist attacks on America Sept. 11, 2001.

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