April 2017

Thu
06
Apr
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Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
 
 The Benson City Council hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m on Monday, April 17, 2017, in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave. The purpose of the hearing is to consider approving the newly platted edition to the Benson City Cemetery.
  All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing or submit written comments to the office of the City Manager, 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, MN 56215 prior to the hearing.

Dated:  April 3, 2017
 /s/ Gary Landmark     
Mayor
Attest: /s/ Glen Pederson      
City Clerk                                                                                    4-5-1c
 

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06
Apr
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Notice and Order for Hearing

NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT   
IN DISTRICT COURT
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Case Type: Other Civil
Court File No.: 76-CV-15-538
Duane J. Baker and Norman Baker as
Trustees of the F & C Camp Lake Trust,
    Plaintiffs/Petitioner,

vs.

Thu
06
Apr
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Assessment Notice

ASSESSMENT NOTICE

  Notice is hereby given, that the board of Review - of the Township of Clontarf in Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said St. Malachy Hall at 2:30 o’clock P.M. on Tuesday the 11th day of April, 2017 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said Township for the year 2017.  All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected. No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.
Anne Schirmer
Clerk of the Township of Clontarf
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06
Apr
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Assessment Notice

ASSESSMENT NOTICE

  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Review – of the City of Clontarf in Swift County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said St. Malachy Hall at 3:30 o’clock P.M. on Tuesday the 11th day of April, 2017 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said City for the year 2017.  All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected.
  No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint.
Given under my hand this 11th day of April 2017.
Jeannie Thompson
Clerk of the City of Clontarf
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February 21, 2017 ISD 777 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center

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05
Apr
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A Temporary Victory For Benson Area

A Temporary Victory for Benson Area

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

It has been an intense week for the City of Benson as it has marshaled support to fight a bill in the Minnesota Legislature that could have had a devastating economic impact on the area.

Xcel Energy and Laurentian Energy Authority (LEA) were seeking legislation that could have ended the state’s biomass mandate. That mandate is at the heart of the 22-year power purchase agreement between Benson Power, LLC, and Xcel Energy. It means that Xcel is obligated to buy the 55 megawatts of power Benson Power produces through burning a combination of turkey litter and wood chips.

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04
Apr
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Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright

Gerald Albright, 96, of Wadena died on March 1, 2017 after a brief illness.  The youngest of four children, he was born on August 13, 1920 in Hamilton County, Iowa to John Thomas and Clara Schweppe Albright.  Gerald grew up in the depression years and spent his early days attending country school, helping his parents on their truck farm, and playing by the Boone River.  He received his nickname, “Buster”, during this time after falling off a gate and busting his arm. He was known affectionately as Grandpa Buster to his grandchildren.  Gerald graduated from Webster City High School in 1936 and continued his education at Fort Dodge Business School where he completed the bookkeeping course.  Gerald began his association with Chevrolet/General Motors shortly after this as he worked as a bookkeeper/parts man for various dealers in the area.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and was deployed through Ft.

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Apr
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Cynthia Ann Bertels

Cynthia Ann Bertels

Cynthia Ann Bertels
November 9, 1958 • March 31, 2017

Cynthia Ann Bertels, 58, of Willmar, Minnesota died Friday, March 31, 2017 at her home after a long, courageous battle with cancer.   Private family services were held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Cynthia Ann Nyberg was born November 9, 1958, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Carlton and Leanora (McCracken) Nyberg.  She grew up in Benson, attended Northside Elementary School and graduated from Benson High School in 1977.  She continued her education at Alexandria Vo-Tech for carpentry.  She was the only female in her class of 1986.

February 14, 2005, she was united in marriage to William Bertels in Sioux Falls, SD.  Following their marriage, they lived mostly in Willmar.  She was self-employed doing carpentry, painting and landscaping work.  

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03
Apr
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Fighting For Rural Economy A Constant Battle

Fighting For Rural Economy A Constant Battle

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

Sometimes you need a little luck. When you get it you had better be prepared to make the most of it through hard work.

It was a stroke of luck that the City of Benson found out in a roundabout way late last week that a bill was moving through the Minnesota Legislature that potentially could have led to the closing of the Benson Power, LLC, plant.

Its closing would be a substantial economic blow to the community. We would lose 45 direct jobs at the plant. Another 50 to 60 jobs would be lost in support of the plant. We would no longer have the people coming and going from the Benson area who are affiliated with the plant in one way or another, staying at the local motels, eating at our restaurants, buying gas, and spending money in other ways.

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03
Apr
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Advertisement for Quotes

ADVERTISEMENT FOR QUOTES
 
The City of Benson is seeking quotes for applying City owned chips and oil for its 2017 Chip Sealing Program. Quotes will be accepted until 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017. Specifications may be obtained by contacting Dan Gens, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, MN 56215 at City Hall: 320-843-5444 or cell: 320-368-2703.
The City Council reserves the right to reject any and all quotes, to waive informalities, and to accept any quote that is deemed to be in the best interest of the City.
 
Dated:  March 27, 2017
 /s/ Gary Landmark      
Mayor
Attest: /s/ Glen Pederson       
City Clerk
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