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Funding helps Swift County, Minn., assure OHV park

January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

APPLETON — There is optimism in Appleton that the popular off-highway vehicle park could become a long-term fixture of the local economy.

Swift County recently learned that its applications for grant funds were awarded to purchase la…

Disc golf coming to a town near you

June 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS At last count there were 198 disc golf courses in the state of Minnesota, making them easier to find than the restaurant with the Golden Arches.
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Appleton, Minn., prison gets $7.5 million cut in value

June 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON The market value of the privately owned Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton its prison beds empty for nearly 2½ years has been reduced by $7.5 million to a new value of $14 million.
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Appleton man sentenced to five years in prison

May 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Jovan Michael Riley, 20, of Appleton, was sentenced Tuesday to 60 months in prison and $1,050 in fines on two felony charges of possession of a weapon by a felon and third-degree assault, along with a misdemeanor theft charge, in three separate court cases.
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Loss of prison population means big changes down the road for districts in Swift County, Minn.

February 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON The loss of 1,400 inmates from the privately owned and now defunct Appleton prison will create huge shifts in the Swift County Commissioner districts change that could result in the forced election of all five commissioners.
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Felony charges dismissed against three members of Appleton, Minn., family charged with animal cruelty

January 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON Felony charges of animal cruelty against three members of an Appleton family have been dismissed for lack of probable cause. The misdemeanor cases will go forward.
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Appleton, Minn., man faces charge for alleged beating

January 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Jovan Michael Riley, 20, of Appleton, made his first appearance Friday on a third-degree assault charge for allegedly beating a man and causing four fractures in the man’s facial bones.
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Man sentenced in shooting death of wife loses appeal

January 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON The Minnesota Court of Appeals has denied the appeal of Andrew Lemcke, 36, and affirmed his conviction for second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife.
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Appleton, Minn., residents plead not guilty to animal cruelty charges; horses found dead, dying in barn

December 14, 2011 in West Central Tribune

BENSON Three Appleton residents pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges of animal cruelty for alleged maltreatment of four horses found this summer in a barn near Appleton.
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Teens sustain minor injuries in deer-related crash near Appleton, Minn.

November 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

APPLETON Two teenagers were taken to Appleton Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in a rollover crash caused by a deer around 10 p.m. Thursday southwest of Appleton. Continue Reading