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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.

Highway 29 detour in effect

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

Benson studying major expansion of city cemetery

Benson’s City Cemetery is running out of space.

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 area to celebrate 84th annual Kid Day

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

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.

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

Increased speed patrols on area roads, July 10-27

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local news shorts; meetings and camps

Weather Watchers Day Camp set for July 8 at Ambush

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

Precipitation record shattered

The April to June precipitation record for the Benson area has not just been broken, it has been shattered – and ther

Tornado causes only minor damage

Shortly after 4 last Thursday afternoon tornado sirens in Benson began to wail as multiple sightings of funnel clouds

Kid Day Selection Night set for Sunday

Events leading up to Benson’s annual Kid Day celebration July 19 get underway this coming Sunday with the annual sele

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