June 2016

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Drivdahl critically injured while fleeing police officers

As he fled Benson police, Bernie Drivdahl smashed into Juan Reyes’ pickup on 12th Street South, shoving it up against Deb Beyer’s house. Drivdahl’s pickup continued through a hedge, across an alley, and into a vacant house to the north. He is currently hospitalized in St. Cloud with multiple fractures and other injuries.

People living along 12th Street South near Minnesota Avenue in Benson were awakened just before 1 a.m. Sunday by two loud bangs.

For no one were the sounds of Bernard Michael Drivdahl’s small pickup smashing into a parked pickup on 12th street louder than for Deb Beyer. Drivdahl’s pickup blasted a parked pickup owned by Juan Reyes off the street and into her front porch before plowing through a hedge and into the neighboring house to the north. She was among the group of people gathered outside as law enforcement and the Benson Fire Department worked to ensure the scene was safe.
When Drivdahl’s pickup hit the house at 312 12th Street South, which is for sale with no one living in it, it hit the natural gas meter breaking a pipe. Law enforcement and the Swift County-Benson Hospital ambulance crew had to extricate Drivdahl from his vehicle while gas was still leaking from a broken pipe.

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The Responsibility Is Ours

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

We have a new political season upon us. The Minnesota Legislature has adjourned failing to get essential bonding and transportation funding bills completed for the second year in a row. Congress remains bitterly divided and incapable of showing leadership on major problems facing the U.S. Members of both bodies will be seeking re-election this fall.

A lot of people who look at the failures of both the Minnesota Legislature and Congress will say, “Throw them all out” or “Let’s implement term limits.” We have problems with both these arguments.

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