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Swift County Fair gets underway next Wednesday

The Swift County Fair starts Wednesday, Aug. 17, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 21 at the fairgrounds in Appleton. 

The area’s 4-H youth have been busy working on their projects and getting their livestock ready for the annual week of the fair. Open class, horticulture and FFA exhibits will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17. For detailed information go to www.swiftcountyfair.org.

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SCBHS to pursue full affiliation with CentraCare

By Reed Anfinson

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Swift County-Benson Health Services will pursue full affiliation with CentraCare Health of St. Cloud. 

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Klingbeil claims Westrom doesn’t live in new Senate District 12

By Reed Anfinson

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Ashley Klingbeil, an independent candidate running for the new District 12 Senate seat, claims that Republican candidate Sen. Torrey Westrom hasn’t established residency in the district and should be removed from the November ballot.

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Losing water at ‘alarming rate,’ Benson’s pool closes for 2022

By Reed Anfinson

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“It is with much regret that we announce the closing of the Benson Family Aquatic Center for the 2022 season as of the end of the day, Sunday, Aug. 7,” the City of Benson said in a news release last Thursday.

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Geyer Demolition Landfill closing will be costly to county, residents

By Reed Anfinson

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Swift County residents and local governments will soon be looking for a new site to get rid of demolition debris and likely paying significantly more money in the process.

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‘Colorful!’ is coming the PAC stage in Benson Friday

Benson Community Education is bringing back Benson High School and children’s theater alumni Grace Ricard for its annual summer children’s theatre program. 

Monday, Ricard, the daughter of Steve and Maureen Ricard, was conducting tryouts for the play at the BHS Performing Arts Center for the original musical, “Colorful!,” Based on those tryouts, the cast was selected for Friday’s performance.

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After more than 30 years, Swift County courthouse clocks finally working again

By Reed Anfinson

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You may have noticed lately that the clock hands in the Swift County Courthouse are telling you the right time – finally.

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Vaccinations fall among children worrisome

By Mitchell Levesque

Reporter

Swift County Monitor-News

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Council delays action on edibles containing THC

By Reed Anfinson

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Last month a law allowing the sale of edible products and beverages containing small amounts of THC went into effect in Minnesota catching many communities by surprise. A person has to be at least 21 years old to buy the products that were made legal as of July 1.

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Purple water and leaks make for challenging year

By Reed Anfinson

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For a couple years now the City of Benson has known that it has a big leak, or maybe a number of small ones, that are draining water out of the Benson Family Aquatic Center pool.

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