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Auditor and recorder will be appointed positions in Swift County, Minn.

November 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON Voters in Swift County overwhelmingly approved two separate measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to hire the auditor and recorder.
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County commission, contested SWCD races for west central Minn. counties

November 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The following are unofficial election results for contested races only for county board posts in the region. Continue Reading

Swift County voters approve measures to appoint auditor and recorder

November 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON Swift County voters approved two measures Tuesday that will allow the County Commissioners to appoint an auditor and recorder. Continue Reading

West central MInn. law officers cite 75 for no seat belt during Click It campaign

November 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Area law enforcement officers cited 75 people for seat belt violations during the extra Click It or Ticket enforcement patrols from Oct. 12 to 26 in Swift and Kandiyohi counties. Continue Reading

Swift County voters to decide future of auditor and recorder positions

November 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON Swift County voters will decide Tuesday whether the county auditor and recorder should remain elected offices or be appointed positions hired by the County Board.
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Man shoots self in Kerkhoven, Minn., park, case under investigation

October 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

KERKHOVEN A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park. Continue Reading

Outdoor community theater to open Meander weekend in Granite Falls, Minn.

October 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The ninth annual Meander Upper Minnesota River Arts Crawl will celebrate its opening night on Friday with two performances of a special outdoor “walking theater” play highlighting the 11,000-year history of the Minnesota River in 45 minutes through the voices of local actors and musicians. Continue Reading

Buckle Up: Seat belt patrols coming in Minnesota, Kandiyohi, Swift counties

October 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, including those in Kandiyohi and Swift counties, are planning extra seat belt patrols between Oct. 12 and 26 to encourage motorists to buckle up. Continue Reading

Swift County Commissioners give preliminary approval to 3-percent levy increase

September 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON The Swift County Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a 3 percent increase in the 2013 levy.
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Swift County releases names of man and woman found dead in home north of Benson

August 31, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BENSON The man and woman found deceased at a residence north of Benson on Wednesday were identified this afternoon as Holly Ann Hagen, 45, and Mark Richard Hamilton, 53, according to information from the Swift County Sheriff’s Department. Continue Reading