Swift County

Swift County, Minnesota

PO Box 110
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: (320) 843-2744
Fax: (320) 843-4124

In west-central MN, southwest of Saint Cloud; established Feb 18, 1870 from Chippewa County. Name Origin: For Henry Adoniram Swift (1823-69), MN legislator and governor (1863-64)

Area (sq mi):: 752.35 (land 743.53; water 8.82) Population per square mile: 15.20
Population 2005: 11,324 State rank: 64 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 11.50% Population 2000: 11,956 (White 89.70%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 2.70%; Asian 1.40%; Other 5.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 39.30
Income 2000: per capita $16,360; median household $34,820; Population below poverty level: 8.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,163-$20,893
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 17.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 23.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Caption: Reed Anfinson, 62 owner, Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minn, and the Grant County Herald in Elbow Lake, Minn.
The commission begins with the presumption that having a federal enterprise competing head-on with the newspaper industry is a good thing, but it does not explain how any business can be on a level playing field when competing with its own government," said National Newspaper Association President Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News in Benson, Minn.
Chuck Koenigs, director of Swift County Human Services in Minnesota, explains, "It has been absolutely essential to have both governance (an elected board of county commissioners) and management (supervisory) support for making systemic changes in the culture, philosophy, and practice of dealing with child placement and permanence.
The third tool used in the Swift County analysis was the Financial Trend Monitoring System of the International City/County Management Association, which contains 36 indicators of financial condition covering revenues, expenditures, operating position, debt structure, and other aspects of the financial condition of cities and counties.
1 Details of the methods used are in Beth Walter Honadle and Mary Lloyd-Jones, The Fiscal Health of Swift County, Minnesota, St.
The proposed cuts would have a devastating impact on the delivery of mail, including newspapers, prescription drugs and packages across rural America," said NNA President Reed Anfinson, publisher of the Swift County Monitor-News of Benson, Minn.
Swift County Monitor News and then the International Falls, Minn.
Swift County and Federated Telephone Cooperative have obtained the highest award in this year s most recent round of funding for expansion of broadband services in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) declared that Federated and Swift County had been given $4.
org to continue to strengthen our industry, the community newspaper brand and our firm belief in newspapers," said Reed Anfinson, publisher of Minnesota's Swift County Monitor-News and the NNA's president.