Helen Hollingsworth, escorted by Ben Hess, lays a wreath on the Benson City Cemetery War Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day in 2016.
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The Benson area’s Memorial Day service is set for Monday, May 29, at the Benson City Cemetery. It will begin with a parade at 9:30 a.m. along the traditional route starting at the Junior High School, traveling south on 13th Street North to Idaho Avenue on the north side of Roosevelt Park,... + continue reading
Makenna Wieland has been a consistent point producer for the Benson-KMS girls track team in the hurdles this season.
Friday, May 26, 2017
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The Benson-KMS boys and girls track and field teams competed at the WCC Track and Field Meet last Tuesday night at Atwater-CGC High School in Grove City. Minnewaska Area topped Morris Area by almost 50 points to win the girls meet, while the Montevideo boys earned the boys title by almost 60... + continue reading
Nathan Habben returns a shot at the net during second singles action during a recent home meet in Benson.
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The Benson boys tennis team was eliminated with a 7-0 loss to Litchfield, Thursday night in the opening round of the Section 6A Team Tennis Tournament. Benson was seeded eighth and Litchfield first in the 8-team field.  The Braves, who fell to Pine City earlier in the week, 6-1, ended the... + continue reading
Members of the BKMS girls golf team before heading out for the WCC meet last week.  From left to right are Elizabeth Langan, Alissa Maurer, Katelyn Young, Danielle Reuss, Anna Samuelson, Nicole Ascheman, and Kellie Enderson., Kellie Enderson earned her sixth-straight All-Conference honor in golf last week, placing ninth overall among all WCC girls golfers, and helping lead the BKMS girls to fourth place in the final WCC standings.
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The Benson-KMS girls golf team competed in the final two WCC meets last week at Montevideo and Benson, Thursday. The Fighting Braves placed fourth in both meets and ended up fourth in the final standings as well. Minnewaska Area won another WCC title with 62 total points, winning six of the eight... + continue reading
Helen Hollingsworth, escorted by Ben Hess, lays a wreath on the Benson City Cemetery War Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day in 2016.
Makenna Wieland has been a consistent point producer for the Benson-KMS girls track team in the hurdles this season.
Nathan Habben returns a shot at the net during second singles action during a recent home meet in Benson.
Members of the BKMS girls golf team before heading out for the WCC meet last week.  From left to right are Elizabeth Langan, Alissa Maurer, Katelyn Young, Danielle Reuss, Anna Samuelson, Nicole Ascheman, and Kellie Enderson., Kellie Enderson earned her sixth-straight All-Conference honor in golf last week, placing ninth overall among all WCC girls golfers, and helping lead the BKMS girls to fourth place in the final WCC standings.

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Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, accompanied by his director of communications Ryan Furlong, met with Swift County Safe Avenues coordinator and Safe at Home application assistant Christine Thompson last Friday.
Friday, 19/05/17
Safe at Home offers a secure space For those who have suffered mental, physical, or sexual abuse escaping from the person who has harmed them can be a real challenge. That is especially true in small, rural communities. But through the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, the... + continue reading
Fibrominn, now Benson Power, LLC, under construction in 2006. The plant would shut in the summer of 2018 if NSP/Xcel Energy buys it from investors.
Wednesday, 03/05/17
By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News Monday night the Benson City Council unanimously agreed to back Northern States Power’s (NSP) efforts to buy and likely close the Benson Power, LLC, electric generation plant in exchange for compensation that could total more than $23... + continue reading
Employees of Benson Power have been told employees they plan to sell to Xcel Energy and that the plant could be closed by the summer of 2018.
Wednesday, 26/04/17
By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News Employees of Benson Power, LLC, were notified Tuesday that the company owners are in negotiations with Xcel Energy for sale of the plant. With that announcement a process is being put in place that could lead to the power plant shutting down... + continue reading
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Makenna Wieland has been a consistent point producer for the Benson-KMS girls track team in the hurdles this season.
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