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Swift County gets million dollar grant to improve Appleton OHV Park

(Benson MN-) U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Tuesday announced the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1 million grant to Swift County to support the recovery of the local tourism and outdoor recreation sector by making improvements at the Appleton Area Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan.
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Pitchers’ Duel Ends Firechiefs’ Quest for State Title

A classic pitchers’ duel between Milbank’s Dom Boerger and Mount Vernon’s Luke Tiesler ended the Firechiefs’ 2022 quest for the state championship title. Their 2-3 loss came in the second round of the single-elimination tournament on Sunday evening, August 7, in Mitchell. The battle on the mound might have continued all night if the Mustangs hadn’t eked out a two-out single in the bottom of the eighth to score the go-ahead run and take a 3-2 lead heading into the home stretch. But the Firechiefs could only shake loose one walk in the ninth, and the Mustangs took the win.
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Swift County Fair gets underway next Wednesday

The Swift County Fair starts Wednesday, Aug. 17, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 21 at the fairgrounds in Appleton. The area’s 4-H youth have been busy working on their projects and getting their livestock ready for the annual week of the fair. Open class, horticulture and FFA exhibits will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17. For detailed information go to

Third Suspect in July 6th Quadruple Shooting in St. Cloud Arrested

(KNSI) — The third suspect wanted in connection to a quadruple shooting in St. Cloud last month is in custody. Twenty-eight-year-old Daquan Ledbetter was arrested in Chippewa County after a standoff Friday night. The U.S. Marshals Service tracked Ledbetter to a home in Dawson. Members of the Marshals Service, Dawson Police Department, Lac Qui Parle Sheriff’s Department, the West Central SWAT team, and the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force worked to get Ledbetter into custody after he allegedly refused to come out of the home for more than three hours. He eventually surrendered without further incident. No one was hurt.

Work Slated on Highway 15 East of Wilmot

A culvert will be replaced at the intersection of South Dakota Highway 15 and 473rd Avenue, approximately six miles east of Wilmot, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT). The work will start on Wednesday, August 10. The culvert replacement will be done one-half width of the road...

St. Cloud shooting suspect apprehended Friday night in Dawson

DAWSON (KMHL) – U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement arrested a suspect in Dawson Friday night from a quadruple shooting that occurred in St. Cloud in July. Daquan Christopher Ledbetter, 28, is being held in the Chippewa County Jail in Montevideo after his arrest on a Stearns County warrant. According to a criminal complaint, Ledbetter is among three men charged in a July 6 shooting in St. Cloud.

Myra M. Lien

Myra M. Lien, age 94 of Appleton, Minnesota, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022, in Appleton Area Health-Care Center. Visitation for Myra Lien will be held Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Minnesota Valley Lutheran Church, rural Louisburg, MN. Memorial services for Myra M. Lien...

Lorraine Susie (Anderson) Lindor

Lorraine Lindor, age 91 of Morris, Minnesota, formerly of Chokio, MN, passed away Sunday, August 7, 2022, at The Legacy in Morris, MN. Visitation for Lorraine Lindor will be Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chokio, MN. Visitation will...

Neon Gypsy Performing Tomorrow at Farmers Market in Milbank

The Farmers Market in Milbank will be open and brimming with local garden produce and homemade baked goods on Tuesday, August 9. The market runs from 4-7 p.m. in the Courthouse Park. Special guest Neon Gypsy will perform live. Make every meal fresh and healthy with local eggs, green beans,...

12 Ways to Explore Scandi Style and Craft in the Midwest

In the design world, Scandinavian style often means clean lines, bold patterns and saturated colors. (Think: Ikea furniture, or the cheerful poppies on a Marimekko print.) But that crisp, modern look is just one slice of the lingonberry pie. Many artists are working to preserve the traditional, intricate crafts of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Below, we've gathered a sampling—a smorgasbord, you might say—of shops, makers and museums, so you can learn more and bring the look (or rather, the looks) home.

Town of Revillo Board Proceedings • July 11, 2022

Town of Revillo Board Proceedings • July 11, 2022. The regular meeting for Town of Revillo was called to order at 7:05 p.m. on July 11, 2022 with the following present: Kerwin Schultz, Wayne Erickson, Darwin Erickson, Donna Johnson and Bob Adler. The agenda was adopted. The minutes and...

This legendary campsite at WE Fest even hosts mini-concerts

DETROIT LAKES — There are many legendary people at campsites in the WE Fest grounds during the three-day country music festival. Some are known for offering friendship and a refreshing beverage, some entertaining games, and others go the distance in decorating their campsite. The Midland Publishing campsite may be...

Firechiefs Advance to Second Round at State Tournament

The Milbank Firechiefs blasted their way though the first round of the 2022 Class B Amateur State Tournament in an 8-4 victory over the Akron Iowa Rebels. Milbank’s smoking hot offense put up 16 hits to support Dom Boerger’s 20 strikeouts. Although D. Boerger gave up three runs...

Hattie Muellenbach Wins Larry Cantine Memorial Tennis Tourney

The First Annual Larry Cantine Memorial Alumni Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday, July 30, at Cantine Courts in Milbank. Hattie Mullenbach was crowned the champion. Ryan Hepper took second place. Wyatt Kurtz and Greg Cantine tied for third place. Zach Waletich, an MHS graduate who coordinated the tournament, said,...