June 2017

Thu
15
Jun
admin's picture

Certificate of Assumed Name

CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME
Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333

Thu
15
Jun
admin's picture

Call for Bids 2017 Swift County Courhouse Asbestos Removal Project

SWIFT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
BENSON, MINNESOTA

Thu
15
Jun
admin's picture

City of Benson 2016 Drinking Water Report

City of Benson
2016 Drinking Water Report

Wed
14
Jun
admin's picture

Gregory "Greg" R. Hampton

Gregory  “Greg”  R.  Hampton

Wed
14
Jun
admin's picture

Civic Center Presents Interesting Opportunities

Civic Center Presents Interesting Opportunities

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

With CNH moving out of the north end of the Civic Center in October, Benson Public Schools have an opportunity to provide its sports programs with new facilities that serve not only students, but also the community at large.

Over the past several years, the school board has looked at multiple options to expand the gymnasium space it has with little success. Voters have rejected plans that would have seen new facilities constructed and show little appetite at this time for approving the construction of new buildings.

Tue
13
Jun
admin's picture

Rita Ann Erdmann

Rita Ann Erdmann

RITA ANN ERDMANN

OCTOBER 22, 1917 – JUNE 9, 2017

Tue
13
Jun
admin's picture

Irene M. Goldenstein

Irene Mildred Goldenstein

In Memory of Irene Goldenstein

 

Fri
09
Jun
admin's picture

PCF sees progress in 2017 Legislature

Supporters of reopening the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton have worked doggedly at the Minnesota Legislature for the past several years in an effort to get the state to consider leasing or buying the vacant prison.

With the end up the 2017 legislative session they have won a minor, but important victory. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill that included language that directs the state Department of Corrections (DOC) to use an independent contractor to conduct an assessment of the prison’s readiness for use. The study will also look at what improvements would be needed before state prisoners could be housed in the 1,640-bed facility with the report due by Jan. 15, 2018.

It has sat empty since owner CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America, shut it down in February 2010. CoreCivic has kept a maintenance staff at the prison to keep it ready to use and has made significant investments in improvements over the past seven years.

Fri
09
Jun
admin's picture

SCBHS plans to close Counseling Associates service in August

Swift County-Benson Health Services plans to close its Counseling Associates of West Central Minnesota operation with those services to be consolidated with Woodland Centers as of Aug. 21.

Counseling Associates currently operates out of the second floor of the hospital employing seven counselors and three support staff. In addition to providing services to the community, they meet some of the counseling needs of Benson Public Schools. It has been providing mental health services to the area for more than 30 years.

Woodland Centers is a non-profit mental health services agency that is supported by six counties, including Swift. The other counties are Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Renville, and Chippewa with the main office in Willmar. It has offices in downtown Benson.

Fri
09
Jun
admin's picture

30th Pioneerland Band Festival Wednesday, June 14

Benson High School’s Marching Band performs in its new uniforms in the Memorial Day parade. It will lead off next Wednesday’s Pioneerland Band Festival parade.

Pioneerland Band Festival will celebrate its 30th parade in honor of Flag Day Wednesday, June 14, in Benson, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Despite all the sidewalk, curb and street work going on in the community, the parade will follow its traditional route starting out on west U.S. 12/Minnesota Avenue proceeding east to 14th Street, then going north to the Benson High School. It will travel past Do-Mat’s Family Food and Runnings on its way downtown where it will pass by the Country Inn, the Benson Armory where judging will take place, and on past Roosevelt Park.

Most of the sidewalks along the parade route have already been replaced with work continuing at a rapid pace into next week. No construction will take place along the parade route June 14.

Pages