July 2017

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‘Tipping Points’ - What Will It Take Us To Act?

‘Tipping Points’ - What Will It Take Us To Act?

 

by Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

A half a world away from each other one small ecological threat and one very large environmental disaster are playing out. Both have something in common – the actions of humans.

First, let’s look at the local threat to the environment and our quality of life. A recent study of Norway, Games and Andrew lakes, in northwest Kandiyohi County finds that the three popular lakes are reaching a “tipping point” on water quality. Norway Lake is already considered “impaired” because of pollutants.

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Notice of Public Hearing/Public Nuisance

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE WHETHER A PUBLIC NUISANCE EXISTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY, WHETHER ABATEMENT OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE ON PRIVATE
PROPERTY BY CITY OF BENSON IS REASONABLE AND
NECESSARY, AND DETERMINATION OF SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT AGAINST THE PRIVATE PROPERTY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 7th day of August, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the City Council of Benson at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, will hold a public hearing to determine proposed abatement by the City of Benson of proposed nuisance conditions of trash, rubbish and worthless or unused materials or articles, and special assessment for costs of abatement of said nuisance conditions against the following property:

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Notice of Public Hearing/Public Nuisance

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE WHETHER A PUBLIC NUISANCE EXISTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY,
WHETHER ABATEMENT OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY BY CITY OF BENSON IS REASONABLE AND
NECESSARY, AND DETERMINATION OF SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT AGAINST THE PRIVATE PROPERTY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 24th day of July, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the City Council of Benson at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, will hold a public hearing to determine proposed abatement by the City of Benson of proposed nuisance conditions of old car parts, tires, trash, rubbish and worthless or unused materials or articles, and special assessment for costs of abatement of said nuisance conditions against the following property:

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Notice of Filing Dates

NOTICE OF FILING DATES
CITY OF BENSON
GENERAL ELECTION
 
   Notice is hereby given that affidavits of candidacy for the November 7, 2017 City General Election for Mayor and two Council Member positions may be filed in the Office of the City Clerk located at 1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, MN. Affidavits will be accepted beginning Tuesday, August 1, 2017 through and no later than, 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017.
 
Dated July 3, 2017
/s/  Glen Pederson                  
City Clerk
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Notice of Public Hearing/Public Nuisance

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE WHETHER A PUBLIC NUISANCE EXISTS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY,
WHETHER ABATEMENT OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY BY CITY OF BENSON IS REASONABLE AND
NECESSARY, AND DETERMINATION OF SPECIAL
ASSESSMENT AGAINST THE PRIVATE PROPERTY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on the 7thth day of August, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the City Council of Benson at the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1410 Kansas Avenue, Benson, MN 56215, will hold a public hearing to determine proposed abatement by the City of Benson of proposed nuisance conditions of old car parts, tires, trash, rubbish and worthless or unused materials or articles, and special assessment for costs of abatement of said nuisance conditions against the following property:

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Notice of Informational Meeting

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL MEETING

In the Matter of the Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi County Judicial
    Ditch #18
9:00 am, July 24, 2017
  Benson City Council Chambers
1410 Kansas Ave., Benson, MN

  The Joint Ditch #18 Drainage Authority will be holding an informational meeting items to discuss will be the Shakopee Lake Dam and potential grant applications.  The Joint Board has hired an engineering firm and repair options will be discussed.  All persons interested in the Shakopee Lake Dam wanting to be heard should appear at this time.                                                                                         7-12-2c

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Chestine I. S. Carlsted

Chestine I.S. Carlsted

Chestine I.S. Carlsted
November 15, 1921 • June 18, 2017
 
Chestine I. S. Carlsted, 95, formerly of Lindstrom, and Chisago City, Minnesota passed away June 18, 2017 at the Ecumen North Branch nursing home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Almelund, Minnesota. Visitation will be from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the church.  Private interment will be in Benson, Minnesota at a later date. In lieu of flowers,  memorials preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Almelund, or directed to the family for other memorials in her memory.  

Chestine was born in Norrhult, Sweden to parents Albert and Ottilia Pihl.   She was baptized at the Notteback church in Sweden and in 1923 she immigrated to the U.S. with her parents and settled in Benson.  She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in 1936, attended a one room school house through 8th grade and graduated from the Benson High School in 1939.  

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Arthur Patrick Dolan

Arthur Patrick Dolan

Arthur Patrick Dolan
May 14, 1924 • July 7, 2017

Arthur Patrick Dolan, 93, of River Falls, Wisconsin, passed away July 7, 2017, at his farm home on the South Fork.

A Funeral Service for Art was held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in River Falls. A visitation was from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the church.

Arthur (Art) was born May 14, 1924 in Six Mile Grove, Danvers, Minnesota, the youngest of 11 children born to Terrance Patrick and Ella Frances (Washburn) Dolan.

June 29, 1950, he married Mary Ann Foley at Sacred Heart Church in Murdock, Minnesota. Art farmed in his home area until he and Mary Ann moved to River Falls in 1955, where he worked at AW Lund Company before beginning his 27-year career as a chemical production worker for 3M Company.

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Area Softball Action

Cally Miller pitches for the Benson 18U #2 softball team during a game against the Benson 18U #1 team last week in Benson as centerfielder Beth Cain looks on.
A young pitcher pitches for the Benson Gold team vs. KMS III during Chippewa Valley softball action.
The KMS III pitcher follows through after letting go of a pitch during Chippewa Valley softball action last week.

Pictured, top:  Cally Miller pitches for the Benson 18U #2 softball team during a game against the Benson 18U #1 team last week in Benson as centerfielder Beth Cain looks on.

Pictured, middle:  A young pitcher pitches for the Benson Gold team vs. KMS III during Chippewa Valley softball action.

Pictured, bottom:  The KMS III pitcher follows through after letting go of a pitch during Chippewa Valley softball action last week.

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Thomas J. Doherty

Thomas J. "Tom" Doherty

Thomas J. "Tom" Doherty, 75, of Melba, died Tuesday July 4, 2017 at a Meridian Hospital. Tom was born on July 6, 1941 to Joseph and Kathryn (Kit) Molony Doherty. He was raised in Clontarf, Minnesota and graduated from Benson, Minnesota high school. He became an electrician and traveled around the Eastern United States working and seeing the country. 

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