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Swift County Fair to begin Wednesday, Aug. 13

The 117th annual Swift County Fair is set to begin Wednesday, Aug. 13 and continue through Sunday, Aug.

Minnesota’s crops could use more rain, heat

Thunderstorms last week brought just over six tenths of an inch of rain to the Benson area last Thursday and Friday,

Tiny Moving Parts slowly gaining national recognition

Taking a break from touring and working on a new album in the studio, the band members of Tiny Moving Parts were rela

Highway 29 detour in effect

Roadwork started Monday  (July 21) on Minnesota Highway 29 south.

Three vehicle accident by DeGraff

One person was killed Tuesday about 8 p.m. in a three vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 12 in Swift County.

Benson studying major expansion of city cemetery

Benson’s City Cemetery is running out of space.

Benson area to celebrate 84th annual Kid Day

Parade, coronation, carnival, car show, cruise, and street dance all set for Saturday

Increased speed patrols on area roads, July 10-27

Summertime sees an increase in temperatures, as well as an increase in speeding motorists.

Swift County makes deep cuts to Youth Program’s budget

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories about a proposal to eliminate or substantially reduce the expenditure

First sign of West Nile virus reported in state

So far, July has brought less than a half of inch of rain to the area and no one is complaining.

Thursday gathering at Swift County Historical Society

The Swift County Historical Society invites everyone to join them at the museum in Benson at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 1

Area sees wettest first six months on record

Despite 9.27 inches of rain falling in June, the month will only go down as the fourth wettest on record.  June 1952

Law enforcement seeing increase in scams in area

The Swift County Sheriff’s Office has received several calls regarding a common scam.  In this scam, people are recei

Two men face felony burglary charges

Two men face felony charges after being arrested Thursday in an action that involved both the Swift County and Pope C

New royalty selected; Kid Day is July 19

Benson is set to celebrate its annual Kid Day the weekend of Saturday, July 19.  The theme of this year’s Kid Day is

Area sees wettest first six months on record - 21.98 inches

Despite 9.27 inches of rain falling in June, the month will only go down as the fourth wettest on record.  June 1952

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