Morris, MN

Joan Marie Jipson

Joan Jipson, age 66 of Morris, Minnesota, formerly of Hancock, MN, passed away on Thursday, September. 22, 2022. Visitation for Joan Jipson will be Monday, September 26, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN. Memorial services for Joan Marie Jipson will be at...
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Robert “Doc” Zierke

Robert (Doc) Zierke, age 94 of Mesquite, Nevada, formerly of Morris, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at home after a long and blessed life. Celebration of Life for “Doc” Zierke will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Bruce and Mary Pat Zierke home at 27 Riverview Drive, Morris, MN.
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Cougars Erupt In 7-4 Victory Over North Central

MORRIS, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Morris volleyball team gave No. 3 University of Northwestern everything it could handle on Thursday night before the Eagles came away with a 3-0 victory (25-20, 25-21, 25-12) over the Cougars. Minnesota Morris is now 4-9 (1-1 UMAC) on the year. Northwestern...
Swift County Monitor

BHS Homecoming next week

Benson High School will be celebrating its annual Homecoming next week starting with the coronation of the new king and queen Monday night. The coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Benson High School Performing Arts Center. Below are the events for Homecoming 2022. Homecoming is the week of...

Werk Takes First At EV-W Invite, Tigers Tennis Edges MACCRAY

EDEN VALLEY – Tigers junior Hailey Werk is the winner of the Eden Valley-Watkins Invitational on Thursday, the Tigers placed third as a team in this six-team event. Werk’s time of 20:19 was six seconds better than Paynesville’s Madi Wenlandt. Kendal Fischer took eighth place for the Tigers, Hanna Schutz was 14th. EV-W took first as a team, Hinckley-Finlayson was runner-up.

Rockford clinch win over Morris

Rockford Rockets took its first ever trip to Morris to take on the Tigers Sept. 16. To start the game, Alex Altmann kicked it into the end zone then on third down Harrison Brun jumped in front of the pass and picked it off giving Rockford the ball on the 30. Four plays later RB Logan Stedman ran into the end zone untouched from 7 yards out. Rockford forced two...
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County proceeds with plans for highway, human services buildings

Swift County will proceed with $7.5 million in improvements to its highway maintenance and human services buildings, but due to inflation the projects have been scaled back. “Instead of building a new maintenance shop, the county is looking at renovating the current facility, but we don’t want (today’s) action of the board to hold us to that,” Administrator Kelsey Baker said at the board of commissioners meeting Sept. 6.

Tigers Win Fourth Straight With Sweep Of Wildcats

MORRIS – Maddy Grove had 14 kills, Briana Marty added 13 as Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta rolled past New London-Spicer in three-sets (25-22, 26-24, 25-17) from the Tiger Center on Monday. Whitney Bruns had 27 assists for the Tigers who have won four straight and are 4-3 on the season. Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley...

Benson City Council approves contract for new city manager

(Benson MN-) The Benson City Council Monday night gave final approval to the contract for new City Manager Christopher Webb. Webb, currently the Clarkfield City Administrator, will begin his duties in Benson October 24th, relieving Benson Finance Director Glen Pederson, who has been filling in as city manager since Rob Wolfington retired in May. Webb was chosen last week after he, Steve Barnett and Dan Coughlin were interviewed by the city council.

Court appearance Monday for woman charged with stabbing woman in group home

(Morris MN-) A review hearing takes place Monday afternoon for 24-year-old Jessica Nazarian of Shoreview, accused of stabbing a vulnerable adult at a group home she worked at in Morris February 13th. The alleged victim suffered cuts to the face, neck and stomach and broken vertebrae. Nazarian is charged with 2 counts of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and 1 Count of 1st Degree Assault. Nazarian is currently being held in the Traverse County Jail on $500,000 unconditional bail and a review hearing is scheduled for Monday at 1:45 p.m.

Owls & Warriors Win Big Heading Into A Week 4 Showdown

MORRIS – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta fell behind early and played catch-up all night in a 28-20 loss to Rockford. Drew Huebner threw for 141 yards and a touchdown, Riley Asmus caught five passes for 76 and a score, Tyler Berlinger scooped up a fumble and returned it 98-yards for a TD, but the Tigers fall to 1-2 on the season.

DNR completes aggregate resource maps of Redwood, Swift, and Sibley counties

Geologists at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have recently completed new aggregate resource maps for Redwood, Sibley, and Swift Counties. The maps show the potential for sand and gravel deposits, as well as crushed stone resources, in those three counties. Aggregate resources are a critical natural material needed to...
Swift County Monitor

Dairy permit raises questions about aquifer sustainability

Conditional use permits for both Dublin Dairy and Swenoda Dairy were granted for the installation of anaerobic digestion systems by the Swift County Board of Commissioners at their Sept. 6 meeting. Dublin Dairy is in Dublin Township south of Murdock. Swenoda Dairy is in Swenoda Township near the Swift County-Chippewa...

Yield expectations deteriorating in parts of Minnesota

Yield expectations are deteriorating in parts of west-central Minnesota. Swift County corn and soybean grower Patrick O’Leary says crops showed more promise a few weeks ago. “Watching what the crop’s done over the last month as it’s maturing, I think at best we have an average crop (but) I don’t know if I can even anticipate that.”
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Braves add three wins, fall twice

The Benson Braves volleyball team went 3-2 at the Becker tournament Saturday, Sept. 10 then fell to West Central Area and Montevideo in West Central Conference play last week. The Braves, 3-9 overall and still winless at 0-6 in conference play, took on Brandon-Evansville Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sauk Centre Tuesday, Sept. 20. The team now plays at Minnewaska Thursday, Sept. 22, in Glenwood.