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Swift County was established February 18, 1870. This county was named after Henry Adoniram Swift, the governor of Minnesota in 1863.

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As the population ages, industries that provide home care for older adults and people with disabilities will be in greater demand.  Two of those industries –...
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Posted on May 16, 2017
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The second week in May was National Economic Development Week – and have we got the bragging rights for the great work our economic development...
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Posted on May 11, 2017
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ST. PAUL — Minnesota employers can apply for a grant beginning May 10 to help them develop a registered apprenticeship program to recruit, train and retain...
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Posted on May 10, 2017
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While it didn’t get a lot of attention, Minnesota’s annual unemployment rate finished below 4 percent in both 2015 and 2016, according to a story...
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Posted on May 04, 2017
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After more than two years of studying and debating how to move forward with building an assisted living and memory care facility, the Swift County-Benson...
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Posted on Apr 25, 2017
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As part of Minnesota Business magazine’s continued commitment to young entrepreneurs, we invite entrepreneurs aged 35 and under to fill out the form below with basic information...
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Posted on Apr 25, 2017
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Minnesota Business magazine is committed to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of Minnesota's manufacturing industry BY MEGAN GOSCH Minnesota manufacturing has a long history of excellence, but...
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Posted on Apr 24, 2017
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It made economic history:  For the first time, Minnesota’s private sector has 2,504,400 jobs, surpassing 2.5 million jobs. The state exceeded 2 million private sector...
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Posted on Apr 21, 2017
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It’s winter 11 months of the year. You want me to move where? Those are some of the responses that job recruiters hear when they first...
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Posted on Apr 20, 2017
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MNCUP Milestones It’s hard to believe that it’s already March. In addition to the many other things associated with this month, including great college basketball games...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2017
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#InnovateMN – a new public-awareness campaign celebrating emerging technologies and discoveries in Minnesota – has been launched. The year-long campaign will highlight Minnesota’s culture of innovation...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2017
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As Minnesotans age, demand for x-ray technicians will increase. Radiologic technologists and technicians take x-rays at hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. X-ray technicians have a long...
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Posted on Apr 14, 2017
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Minnesota’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program empowers Minnesotans with disabilities by providing employment services such as job counseling, training, job search assistance, and job placement services....
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Posted on Apr 14, 2017
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The Minnesota Apprenticeship Initiative (MAI) is on track to bring 1,000 people into newly registered apprenticeship programs in 30 high-growth occupations in Minnesota in the...
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Posted on Apr 05, 2017
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In 2014, Jill Ford was working as an angel investor in San Francisco, when she heard about the city of Detroit going bankrupt. After doing some research...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
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We all love a parade—especially the big brass band! And if you never actually performed in a marching band, you might leave it at that:...
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Posted on Mar 27, 2017
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I can’t wait to go back! The Redhead Creamery near Brooten is warm and welcoming. When you meet Alise, you will remember meeting her: Huge...
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Posted on Mar 24, 2017
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Rental housing projects in four Greater Minnesota communities have been approved for $2.87 million in grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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Make staying healthy and fit a priority for you during stressful times like a job search. Many studies have shown that exercise and eating right...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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Each year millions of Americans – newborns to seniors – receive physical therapy services. Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve their movement and...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
Category: Healthcare

As they discussed common challenges in search of ways the City of Benson and the Benson Public Schools could work together, sharing financial resources, members...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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In January of 2017, the family eye doctors of Fischer Laser Eye Center will begin seeing patients at their new Benson, Minnesota, office located inside...
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Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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After years of seeing t-shirts with sayings things like “I’d rather be...” with an illustration of a fish, pheasant, duck or deer, implying the person...
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Posted on Sep 21, 2016
Category: Youth

Welcome to the Information Age – also known as the Fiber Optic Age. The information and communications revolution was brought to you by glass – very...
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Posted on Jan 20, 2016
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