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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

MPCA again issues an air pollution health alert for our area

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health alert for the northern two-thirds of

Benson woman dies in accident

Two women in their 80s have died after their 2014 Buick LaCrosse collided with a 1984 Ford recreational vehicle at a

SCBH taking steps to turn around financial slide

Monday night’s presentation of the Swift County-Benson Hospital audit for 2014 confirmed what governing board members

National Weather Service explains smoky sky

If you've wondered why the sky is such a strange color today, the National Weather Service in Grand Forks has an

Enrollment for ARC and PLC safety-net programs underway

Eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) progr

Programs give farmers incentive to create bee habitat

Dan Gunderson
Minnesota Public Radio

Avian flu outbreaks slow, but impact still being felt

By Kent Thiesse
Farm Management Analyst & Vice President MinnStar Bank Lake Crystal

Kid Day festivities planned; some changes to note

Benson’s annual Kid Day King and Queen selection process will be a little different this year with no interviews cond

With losses mounting, SCBH looking for solutions

Frustrated with the lack of recruitment of new doctors for Benson and facing mounting financial losses, the Swift Cou

EPA proposes reduced ethanol blends

The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the overall amount of ethanol blended in the nation’s gasoline in com

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