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12-county Southern Prairie off to good start

Medicaid costs lowered; care improving

Hulberg honored for participating in federal CRP

It’s not often you get to mark two momentous occasions on one day.

Swift County Fair this week; fundraising for new restroom facilities underway

Swift County’s 118th annual fair gets underway Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the Swift County Fairgrounds

Inspection of Milan Bridge starts Aug. 18 on Highway 40

A bridge inspection project is set to start Tuesday, Aug.

County votes 4-1 to hire PR firm for prison effort

Swift County’s Board of Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to hire Goff Public, a Twin Cities public relations and lobbying c

Thunderstorms and possible strong storms Thursday (today)

A severe thunderstorm with possible hail is moving into the central Minnesota area this morning. 

Repeat texting and driving offenders face stiffer penalties


SCBH considers contracting for eEmergency room services

Later this fall if you have to make a trip to the Swift County-Benson Hospital emergency room there is a good chance

SCBH approves purchase of new security cameras

Swift County-Benson Hospital is spending $17,336 for the purchase of a video security system for outside its building

County to back Federated’s broadband grant application

Swift County again has pledged bond funds to help Federated Telephone expand broadband fiber optic cable to unerved a

County developing strategy for state to use Appleton prison

Minnesota’s Department of Corrections (DOC) will be seeking state approval for $85 to $100 million in bonding to add

‘Red Bull’ Band to conclude summer concert series

The 34th Infantry Division “Red Bull” Band will conclude the 2015 Summer Concert Series at the bandstand at Riverview

Kid Day royalty named

Benson Kid Day Committee Chairman Roger Ebnet introduces 2015-16 Kid Day King Tyler Kent, son of Jesse and Lisa Kent

Storm brings heavy rain; 61 mph wind gusts

Friday night a line of severe thunderstorms swept through western Minnesota bringing damaging winds, hail and heavy r

City drinking water tests high for copper

Copper levels in Benson’s water supply have tested at a level requiring action by the city to notify its citizens at

UPDATE: Three county turkey farms cleared of quarantine status

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted its quarantine of the final three of seven Swift County turkey farms

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