Monday looked and felt more like a day in early April than mid-February as the high hit a record 52 degrees.
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DNR warns of thin ice developing on some lakes When the high hit 57 degrees Friday, Feb. 10, it blew by the old record high of 47 degrees set in 1977 and 2010. Last year the high Feb. 10 was 16 degrees. Back in 2008, the high Feb. 10 was a minus 11 degrees. Monday another record high was... + continue reading
District 17A state Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, is serving his second two-year term in the Minnesota House. Swift County is part of his district. He is pictured above standing in the newly refurbished rotunda of the state Capitol., Minnesota’s Capitol renovation is nearly complete. This photo is of the west end of the Capitol, which houses the governor and sectretary of state offices.
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One thing you will notice when you walk into District 17A Rep. Tim Miller’s office in the State Office Building in St. Paul is that there is no desk. There are two small couches facing each other along the walls, a couple chairs, and a small high table. There is no desk the Prinsburg... + continue reading
Josh Peterson, shown shooting a free-throw during a recent game for the Saints, had outings of 17 and 18 points last week.
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The KMS boys basketball team had a tough week, losing three close games to Wabasso, Monday (59-45); Dawson-Boyd, Thursday (59-53); and Renville County West, Friday (62-53) in a game rescheduled from Dec. 16. The Saints, who dropped to 2-18 overall and 1-13 in the Camden North Conference, ... + continue reading
Mariah Ahrndt placed fourth in the all-around at the WCC Tourney.
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Ninth-grader Mariah Ahrndt led the Benson-KMS-Montevideo gymnastics team to a runner-up finish at the WCC Meet, Saturday at Melrose Area. Benson-KMS-M scored 136.025 points to place second behind WCC champion Melrose (150.825), the second-ranked team in Class A.  Morris Area was third with... + continue reading
Monday looked and felt more like a day in early April than mid-February as the high hit a record 52 degrees.
District 17A state Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, is serving his second two-year term in the Minnesota House. Swift County is part of his district. He is pictured above standing in the newly refurbished rotunda of the state Capitol., Minnesota’s Capitol renovation is nearly complete. This photo is of the west end of the Capitol, which houses the governor and sectretary of state offices.
Josh Peterson, shown shooting a free-throw during a recent game for the Saints, had outings of 17 and 18 points last week.
Mariah Ahrndt placed fourth in the all-around at the WCC Tourney.

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District 17A state Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg, is serving his second two-year term in the Minnesota House. Swift County is part of his district. He is pictured above standing in the newly refurbished rotunda of the state Capitol., Minnesota’s Capitol renovation is nearly complete. This photo is of the west end of the Capitol, which houses the governor and sectretary of state offices.
Friday, 17/02/17
One thing you will notice when you walk into District 17A Rep. Tim Miller’s office in the State Office Building in St. Paul is that there is no desk. There are two small couches facing each other along the walls, a couple chairs, and a small high table. There is no desk the Prinsburg... + continue reading
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State demographer, U of M study both say immigration is key to population growth As the national debate rages over President Donald Trump’s attempt to restrict immigrants coming to America from war torn Middle Eastern countries and as he works toward building a wall across the... + continue reading
Breen’s fountain coffee regulars, from left, Paul Gandrud, Don Wilcox and Mark Kettelkamp play “the numbers game” for who will pay the bill., Laree and Vyke Breen struggled with the decision to close the Breen’s fountain for a decade, but in the end it came down to the need for more space for the pharmacy and a steadily declining clientele.
Friday, 03/02/17
The era of the ‘Big Brave’ comes to an end Monday afternoon Florence Griffin, the wife of the late Dr. Richard Griffin of Benson, and son Tim were having one last lunch at Breen’s Pharmacy. They had come from Cold Springs to take in a nostalgic moment at the Breen’s... + continue reading

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