May 2017

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Benson Power Agreement A Bittersweet Deal

Benson Power Agreement A Bittersweet Deal

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

It is a bittersweet agreement the City of Benson has signed with Northern States Power (NSP) to back the closure of Benson Power, LLC. It is the parent company of Xcel Energy.

Many have to wonder why the city would sign any agreement that would mean the loss of 45 jobs, the loss of dozens more locally in support of the facility, and the eventual loss of nearly $760,000 in property taxes for the city, county and school district.

They must be wondering why the city would have fought so vigorously only a month ago to stop language ending the state’s biomass mandate from passing in the Minnesota House and Senate. That law would also have allowed NSP to buy Benson Power and shut it down.

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Reuniting Minnesotans With Their Money

Reuniting Minnesotans With Their Money
 

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

Minnesota lawmakers participating in conference committee discussions in St. Paul will be considering approving legislation over the next couple weeks that could restore newspaper publication of notices on unclaimed property held by the Department of Commerce’s Unclaimed Property Division.

Why is that important to you? It is important because just maybe the state is holding a $100 refund check on a gas bill that belongs to you. Maybe it is holding a $1,000 check from an insurance company that was written out to you or a relative. If you are lucky, maybe it is holding a $10,000 stock dividend that belongs to you or a relative. It might also have your grandmother’s wedding ring, a collector Babe Ruth baseball card, or a rare Mercury head dime that was in a safe deposit box turned over to the state.

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10
May
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Clara Freida Wiebold

Clara Freida Wiebold

Clara Freida Wiebold
March 28, 1936 – May 9, 2017
 
 
Benson, Minnesota - Clara Freida Wiebold, age 81, died on Tuesday evening, May 9, 2017 at the Gabriel House in Murdock, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Friday, May 12, at the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Interment will follow the service at the Benson City Cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Estate of Harley E. Hamann

ESTATE OF HARLEY E. HAMANN

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10
May
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

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10
May
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Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Date:  April 28, 2017

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage:
INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED
1. Date of Mortgage:  February 25, 2010
2. Mortgagors:  Violet Marie Loen
3. Mortgagees:  State Bank of Danvers
4. Recording Information:  Recorded on March 4, 2010, as Document number 6738 in Book 8 of Titles, page 171 in the Office of Swift County Land Records.
5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any:  N/A

INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES
6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 
    23-1298-000
7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises:  Lot One (1), Block Two (2), Westwood Acres Addition to the City of Benson, Swift County, Minnesota.
8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises:  708 18th St. S., Benson, MN  56215

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March 20, 2017 School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
Monday, March 20, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.
Benson High School Media Center
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Mary Langan, Jason Madden, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne, Gary Williams.
Members absent:  Andy Abner, Jodi DeJong-Hughes.  Also present:  Dennis Laumeyer, Brad Johnson, Dave Benson, Mike Knutson, Lori Eix, Shelly Vergin, Robyn Dehne, Shannon Schmidt, Mike Thompson, Stephanie Overlie, Mick Boone, Henry Dammeyer, Anneka Duncan, Joshua Bailey, Presley Gonnerman, Ann Hippe, Charity Tofte and others.
Mick Boone spoke in regards to the cost of fixing the indoor swimming pool lights if the pool would reopen. A discussion was held.
Consent Agenda Items were approved as presented.
Progress Reports were presented by the administration.

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May
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Certificate of Assumed Name

CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME
MINNESOTA STATUTES CHAPTER 333

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10
May
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Advertisement for Bids

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April 10, 2017 School Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE WORK SESSION SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 777, Benson, Minnesota
 Monday, April 10, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. 
Benson High School Media Center
The work session meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Chad Payne.  Members present:  Andy Abner, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Mary Langan, Jason Madden, Bill McGeary, Chad Payne
Members absent:  Gary Williams.  Also present: Mike Knutson, Brad Johnson, Pam Anderson, Brock Duncan, Scott Gonnerman, John Reardon, Kim Ulland, Eric Hulterstrum, Steve Ricard, Nancy Loen
Department/Grade Level Presentations were presented by Brock Duncan and Shelly Mikkelson for the Music Department; John Reardon and Steve Ricard for Social Studies; Scott Gonnerman, Kim Ulland and Eric Hulsterstrum for 5th Grade; Nancy Loen gave a tour of her area for Agriculture.
Future Meetings:
School Board Meeting - Tuesday, April 18, 6:00 p.m., Sr. High Media Center

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