Swift County

Minn. Lawmakers To Debate Growing State Prison PopulationMinnesota's top corrections experts are looking at ways to ease the strain on the state's overcrowded prisons. Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country, despite a drop in the crime rate.
1 New Case Of Bird Flu Reported At A Minnesota Turkey FarmOne new Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by bird flu, raising the state's total to 85 since the outbreaks were first confirmed in early March. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the latest case is in Swift County.
Minnesota Reports 2 New Presumptive Bird Flu CasesThe Minnesota Board of Animal Health says two more Minnesota turkey flocks have tested presumptive for bird flu.
State Patrol: 1 Dead In Swift County 3-Vehicle CrashOne person is dead after a crash involving two cars and a semi-truck in west central Minnesota Tuesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:15 p.m. on Highway 12 about three miles east of the city of Degraff in Swift County.
Tornado Touches Down In Swift CountyA tornado touched down in Swift County near Benson, Minn. on Thursday afternoon. Swift County Sheriff John Holtz says a trained weather spotter first saw the tornado just after 4 p.m.
Dayton Declares State Of Emergency In 26 CountiesGov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
Work Continues At Site Of Train-Semi Collision Hazardous materials handlers continue to offload a volatile chemical from semi involved in a collision with a train in Swift County.
Semi Truck, Train Collide In Swift CountyThe Swift County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a collision between a semi truck and a train in the town of Murdock, Minn. Tuesday morning.
Crime Alert Issued After Abduction In Appleton, Minn.The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a crime alert after a female was abducted in Appleton, Minn.
Man, Woman Found Dead In Swift CountyAuthorities in Swift County are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman at a home north of Benson.
Minn. Man 1st U.S. Civilian To Get New Bionic HandA Minnesota man is hoping technology will help improve his life. On Thursday, he’ll become the first civilian in the U.S. to get fitted with a new kind of bionic hand.
Driver, Student Injured When Bus Goes Off Road Authorities are investigating a school bus accident in Swift County of western Minnesota that sent the bus driver and one student to separate hospitals.